Monitoring MIIS

Good monitoring and alerting is an essential, but often under-loved, part of any computing infrastructure. The complexities and multiple dependencies of even a straight-forward MIIS installation make systematic monitoring absolutely essential. Server Health Obviously you will be monitoring that the server itself is actually up. I believe something a little more than a ping is required…

A Stylesheet for the Import and Export Logs

Follwing on from yesterday’s post, where I wrote about hanging on to your import and export logs, I now present a way to view them using an xml stylesheet. The first problem with this approach is that the xml files produced by MIIS don’t work with a stylesheet. The stylesheet name must be included in…

Getting the Value from your Import and Export Logs

As I’ve mentioned before, I don’t think there’s a lot of value in keeping days of Run History. Far more useful are the Import and Export logs that you should be dumping from your Run Profiles. Using these files you can track exactly what went in and out, and more importantly, when it happened. This…

Keep That Run History Under Control!

I expect that learning to keep the Run History under control is something that most MIIS designers have learnt through unpleasant experience. But in case you haven’t, a brief overview. The Run History is stored in the MicrosoftIdentityIntegrationServer database, and contributes massively to the growth the database. If you don’t regularly delete the Run History,…