ArcGIS Monitor looks to be one of the missing pieces of the puzzle in the Enterprise ArcGIS Server install. I look forward to testing it out. ArcGIS Monitor would appear to “help bridge the gap between IT and GIS”, get a more proactive response to the system management to prevent outages and allow for more detailed look at performance and reporting.
I am disappointed it is not seen as part of the core Enterprise solution. I feel this should be considered as core to any Enterprise solution and should be included as part of the maintenance we pay under an Enterprise License Agreement, or indeed under standard maintenance for Enterprise. I view it is an enhancement to the core product, not a new product.
What do other people think?