I'm after some advice around monitoring ArcGIS Server services.
I'm fairly new to GIS, but I've had plenty of painful experience with monitoring from an infrastructure point of view in the past and have often found that performance monitoring too early is the thing that creates alert fatigue.
I wanted, therefore to focus first on availability of services over performance.
I have added an ArcGIS Server to the monitor and out of the box, it does a great job. It automatically picks up all the map server web services and lists them in the monitor.
I'd like to configure some simple alerts to show whether these services are in a started or stopped state, but that's not an option. It looks like you can only alert on the performance of a web service (free, busy, max etc), not its "state".
It seems like this should be a fairly simple thing for the monitor to do. Am I missing something?
Any help or advice is gratefully received.