All Targets

The All Targets node is the root node of the SentryOne client and is located in the top position of the Navigator pane. All targets that are registered across the entire SentryOne enterprise are found within All Targets.

The All Targets node is used to configure global conditions and settings within the SentryOne Alerting and Responses System. The All Targets node is also used to view Event Calendar, Performance Overview, or AlwaysOn Management.

SentryOne All Targets Node

All Targets Context Menu

SentryOne All Targets Menu

Right-click on the All Targets node to access its context menu. The following commands are available:

CommandDescriptionMore Information
Open > Event CalendarOpens the global event manager view of your SentryOne enterprise.Event Calendar
Open > Performance OverviewOpens the shared Performance Overview.Performance Analysis Overview
Open > AlwaysOn ManagementOpens the AlwaysOn Management environment. Performance Analysis Always On
Add > SiteAdds a new Site node beneath the Shared Groups node.Site Configuration
Default Site
Add > ConnectionAdds a new connection to the Default Site.Connections
Default Site

Global Level of the Alerting and Response System

The All Targets node is used to configure global conditions and settings within the SentryOne Alerting and Responses System. When the All Targets node is selected in the Navigator pane, the associated global level Conditions and Settings pane is available. If you don't see the Conditions and Settings pane when the All Targets node is selected, use the View menu to bring up the desired pane. Conditions and settings configured at the All Targets level are global in nature. This means that when a condition or setting is set at the Shared Group level, it automatically propagates down throughout your SentryOne environment.

SentryOne Conditions and Settings Pane

For example, configure a send email action for the SQL Agent Job: Failure condition at the All Targets global level. An email is now sent anytime an agent job fails across your entire monitored environment.

Once global conditions and settings are configured, more granular configurations can be made where they are needed at the lower levels. For more details on how global conditions and settings are inherited throughout your SentryOne environment, and information about configuring alerting for your SentryOne installation, see the Alerting and Responses System topic.

Global Views

Access global views in your SentryOne enterprise through the All Targets node. This is done by either double-clicking the All Targets node or by using its right-click context menu. The default number of days for the Global Calendar view is one day and can be adjusted in User Preferences.

The primary purpose of the global views is to give you insight into what's happening across your enterprise without having to open individual Event Calendars or Performance Analysis Dashboards at the target level.

Note:  Future and running events are disabled in the global Event Calendar view. Adjust the runtime filter and other filter criteria on the Event View filter tab to further refine the display for personal preferences. 

For more information about the shared targets performance analysis overview, see the Performance Analysis Overview topic.

All Targets Child Nodes

Default Site

Sites represent a logical grouping of targets, instances, and monitoring services within your SentryOne environment. If you're upgrading from a previous version of SentryOne, you'll notice that the sites displayed beneath the All Targets node directly reflect those sites you previously configured within the Site Configuration node. If you're a new user, notice that the instances added using the quick start wizard are all contained in the Default Site node.

When a Site node is selected in the Navigator pane, the associated site level Conditions and Settings pane are available. If you don't see the Conditions and Settings pane when the Site node is selected, use the View menu to bring up the desired pane.

Note:  Conditions and settings configured at the site level apply to all targets, instances, and objects in that site. This means that when a condition or setting is configured at the site level, it automatically propagates down throughout that site.

Site Context Menu

Right-click on any Site node to access its context menu. The following commands are available:

CommandDescriptionMore Information
Add > TargetAdds a new target to the selected site.Targets
Add > GroupAdds a new target group to the selected site.Targets
Add > ConnectionAdds a new connection to the selected site.Connections
Delete SiteDeletes a site from the Shared Group node. Any targets or groups contained within the site must be deleted before a site can be deleted. This command is not available from the Default Site node.

Warning: Selecting Delete Target is permanent. For more information, see the Targets topic.
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Rename SiteRenames the currently selected site.n/a
Open Performance AnalysisOpens a performance analysis overview for every target in the site.Performance Analysis Overview
Open AlwaysOn ManagementOpens the AlwaysOn Management environment.Performance Analysis Always On
Show System StatusShows the system status for the selected site. System Status
Add Advisory Condition >TargetAdds a target to an Advisory Condition. Advisory Conditions
Snooze Alerts For > TimeAllows you to select a time or day for when to snooze alerts. n/a

Monitoring Services

Beneath the Default Site node is a Monitoring Services node. The Monitoring Services node contains the monitoring service(s), identified by their associated target name(s) that are responsible for collecting information pertaining to the site.

SentryOne Monitoring Service

Note:  The SentryOne monitoring service is a Windows service that's responsible for collecting event history, event status, and performance related information and storing that information in the SentryOne database. Monitoring services are also responsible for sending notifications based on events.

The Monitoring service(s) within a site are responsible for gathering information about those watched targets and instances contained within that same site. Assign available monitoring services to sites either through the Site Configuration node or by dragging and dropping a monitoring service within the Navigator pane. This enables you to control exactly which monitoring services watch what targets. 

Note:  Monitoring services can be critical for scenarios where you have multiple servers located at different geographic locations. Having a monitoring service for each geographic location minimizes network traffic across the WAN.

For more information, see the monitoring service and site configuration topics.

Targets Nodes

Beneath every Site node are its associated Target nodes, identified with the target's full name, usually ComputerName.DomainName. Each Target node represents a physical computer, commonly a Windows server within your SentryOne environment. Commonly beneath every Target node in the Navigator pane are its associated instances.

Double-click any Target node to access its related Performance Analysis Dashboard or Event Calendar.

Targets Context Menu

SentryOne Targets Context Menu

Right-click on any Target node to access its context menu. The following commands are available:

CommandDescriptionMore Information
Open > Event CalendarOpens the Event Calendar view for the associated target.Event Calendar
Open > Performance AnalysisOpens the Performance Analysis Dashboard for the associated target.Performance Analysis Dashboard
Show Windows ProcessesLaunches a Process Activity window similar to Windows Task Manager for the associated target.Windows Process Activity
Add > InstanceAdds a new instance to the Default Site.n/a
Delete Target

Warning: This command deletes the actual registration for the target from SentryOne. This includes the deletion of all historical information for any associated connections belonging to the target from the SentryOne database. This command is final and cannot be undone. Only use this command if you want to permanently delete information SentryOne has stored about the target and its associated connections from the SentryOne database.

When deleting a target, you must first stop watching the target and instances. See the Stop Watching Targets article for more information.

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Jump to > TimeAllows you to select a date, time of day, and time frame for an Event Manager Calendar.n/a
Scan for Configuration ChangesThis scan looks for any hardware, network, or schema changes that have taken place on the target or its associated instances. This information is automatically gathered periodically.   n/a

Target Conditions and Settings

Within the framework of the Alerting and Responses System Hierarchy, targets represent a level between sites and instances. This means that when a condition or setting is configured at a target level, it automatically propagates down to its associated instances and objects.

If you don't see the Conditions and Settings pane when a Target node is selected, use the View menu to bring up the desired pane.

Note:  Conditions and settings configured at the target level apply to all instances and objects beneath that target. This means that when a condition or setting is configured at the target level, it automatically propagates down to its associated instances and objects.

Adding a Target to your Environment

Add a new target to your installation by selecting Add in the right-click context menu of any Site node.

SentryOne Add Target

Deleting a Target From Your Environment

Delete a target from your installation by selecting Delete Target in the right-click context menu of any Target node.

When deleting a target, you must first stop watching the target and instances. See the Stop Watching Targets article for more information.

SentryOne Delete Target

Warning: The Delete Target command deletes the actual registration for the target from SentryOne. This includes the deletion of all historical information for any associated instances belonging to the target from the SentryOne database. This command is final and cannot be undone. Only use this command if you want to permanently delete information SentryOne has stored about the target and its associated instances from the SentryOne database. 

Target Groups

Targets can be organized into target groups beneath any Site node. A target group allows you to create logical groups of devices for alerting, organizational, and display purposes. Use the Add Target Group command in the right-click context menu of any Site node to add a target group.

SentryOne Add Target Group

Target Group Conditions and Settings

Within the framework of the Alerting and Responses System Hierarchy, target groups represent an intermediate level between the site and target. This means that when a condition or setting is configured at a target group level, it automatically propagates down to its associated targets, instances, and objects.

Instance Nodes

Contained beneath every Target node are its associated Instance nodes. Instances are identified by their target/instance name. Contained beneath every Instance node are its associated objects.

SentryOne Instance Node

Instances, Actions, and Settings

Within the framework of the Alerting and Responses System Hierarchy, instances represent the level above objects. This means that when a condition or setting is configured at an instance level, it automatically propagates down to its associated objects.

When an Instance node is selected in the Navigator pane, the associated instance level in the Conditions and Settings pane is available. If you don't see the Conditions and Settings pane when an Instance node is selected, use the View menu to bring up the desired pane.

Note:  Conditions and settings configured at the Instance level apply to all objects belonging to that instance. This means that when a condition or setting is configured at the instance level, it automatically propagates down to its associated objects.

Adding an Instance to Your Environment

Add additional monitored instances to your SentryOne environment by right-clicking either the All Targets node, a Site node, a Target Group node, or an existing Target node in the Navigator pane, and then select Add, or select File to add an instance. In the Add dialog box, choose the desired instance type from the drop-down menu, and then select Connect. For more information, see the Monitoring Additional Targets topic.