New-CsWatcherNodeConfiguration

Assigns a new collection of watcher node configuration settings to a pool. Watcher nodes are computers that periodically use Microsoft System Center Operations Manager and Skype for Business Server synthetic transactions to verify that Skype for Business Server components are working as expected. This cmdlet was introduced in Lync Server 2013.

Syntax

New-CsWatcherNodeConfiguration
   [-Identity] <XdsGlobalRelativeIdentity>
   -PortNumber <UInt16>
   [-Confirm]
   [-Enabled <Boolean>]
   [-ExtendedTests <PSListModifier>]
   [-Force]
   [-InMemory]
   [-Tests <PSListModifier>]
   [-TestUsers <PSListModifier>]
   [-UseInternalWebUrls <Boolean>]
   [-WhatIf]
   [-XmppTestReceiverMailAddress <String>]
   [-UseAutoDiscovery <Boolean>]
   [<CommonParameters>]
New-CsWatcherNodeConfiguration
   -PortNumber <UInt16>
   -TargetFqdn <String>
   [-Confirm]
   [-Enabled <Boolean>]
   [-ExtendedTests <PSListModifier>]
   [-Force]
   [-InMemory]
   [-Tests <PSListModifier>]
   [-TestUsers <PSListModifier>]
   [-UseInternalWebUrls <Boolean>]
   [-WhatIf]
   [-XmppTestReceiverMailAddress <String>]
   [-UseAutoDiscovery <Boolean>]
   [<CommonParameters>]

Description

If you are using Microsoft System Center Operations Manager to monitor Skype for Business Server then you have the option of setting up "watcher nodes": computers that periodically and automatically, run synthetic transactions in order to verify that Skype for Business Server is working as expected. Watcher nodes are assigned to pools, and are managed using the CsWatcherNodeConfiguration cmdlets. Note that you do not need to install watcher nodes if you are using System Center Operations Manager. You can still monitor your system without using watcher nodes; the only difference is that any synthetic transactions you want to run will need to be invoked manually rather than automatically invoked by Operations Manager.

Skype for Business Server Control Panel: The functions carried out by the New-CsWatcherNodeConfiguration cmdlet are not available in the Skype for Business Server Control Panel.

Examples

-------------------------- Example 1 --------------------------

Set-CsTestUserCredential -SipAddress "sip:kenmyer@litwareinc.com" -UserName "litwareinc\kenmyer" -Password "07Apples"

Set-CsTestUserCredential -SipAddress "sip:pilar@litwareinc.com" -UserName "litwareinc\pilar" -Password "07Apples"

$x = New-CsExtendedTest -TestUsers "sip:kenmyer@litwareinc.com", "sip:pilar@litwareinc.com" -Name "PSTN Test" -TestType "PSTN"

New-CsWatcherNodeConfiguration -TargetFqdn "atl-cs-001.litwareinc.com" -PortNumber 5061 -TestUsers "sip:kenmyer@litwareinc.com","sip:pilar@litwareinc.com"} -ExtendedTests @{Add=$x}

The commands shown in Example 1 create a new collection of watcher node configuration settings for the pool atl-cs-001.litwareinc.com. To do this, the first two commands in the example create a pair watcher node test users (sip:kenmyer@litwareinc.com and sip:pilar@litwareinc.com). After the test users have been created, the third command in the example creates a new extended PSTN test using the two newly-created users. This new test (which, at this point in time, exists only in memory) is stored in a variable named $x.

Finally, the fourth command in the example creates the watcher node configuration settings for atl-cs-001.litwareinc.com. These new settings use port 5061; the two new test users and the extended test stored in the variable $x.

Required Parameters

-Identity

Fully qualified domain name of the pool being associated with the watcher node configuration settings. You can use either the Identity parameter or the TargetFqdn parameter to specify the pool; however, you cannot use both these parameters in the same command.

Type:XdsGlobalRelativeIdentity
Position:2
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:Lync Server 2013, Skype for Business Server 2015
-PortNumber

SIP port used by the Registrar service.

Type:UInt16
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:Lync Server 2013, Skype for Business Server 2015
-TargetFqdn

Fully qualified domain name of the pool being associated with the watcher node configuration settings. You can use either the TargetFqdn parameter or the Identity parameter to specify the pool; however, you cannot use both these parameters in the same command.

Type:String
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:Lync Server 2013, Skype for Business Server 2015

Optional Parameters

-Confirm

Prompts you for confirmation before executing the command.

Type:SwitchParameter
Aliases:cf
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:Lync Server 2013, Skype for Business Server 2015
-Enabled

Enables or disables the watcher node. The default value is True ($True).

Type:Boolean
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:Lync Server 2013, Skype for Business Server 2015
-ExtendedTests

PSTN or Audio Conferencing Provider tests that can be assigned to a watcher node configuration. These tests must be created using the New-CsExtendedTest cmdlet and stored in a variable (for example, $x). The test can then be assigned to a watcher node by using syntax similar to this:

-ExtendedTests @{Add=$x}

Type:PSListModifier
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:Lync Server 2013, Skype for Business Server 2015
-Force

Suppresses the display of any non-fatal error message that might occur when running the command.

Type:SwitchParameter
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:Lync Server 2013, Skype for Business Server 2015
-InMemory

Creates an object reference without actually committing the object as a permanent change. If you assign the output of this cmdlet called with this parameter to a variable, you can make changes to the properties of the object reference and then commit those changes by calling this cmdlet's matching Set- cmdlet.

Type:SwitchParameter
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:Lync Server 2013, Skype for Business Server 2015
-TestUsers

SIP addresses of the test users to be assigned to the watcher node; these user accounts must have previously been configured by using the Set-CsTestUserCredential cmdlet. To add test users, use syntax similar to this, separating user addresses by using commas:

-TestUsers "sip:kenmyer@litwareinc.com","sip:pilar@litwareinc.com"

Type:PSListModifier
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:Lync Server 2013, Skype for Business Server 2015
-Tests

Synthetic transactions to be run by the watcher node. Allowed values are:

Registration

IM

GroupIM

P2PAV

AvConference

Presence

ABS

ABWQ

MCXP2PIM

ExumConnectivity

JoinLauncher

PersistentChatMessage

DataConference

XmppIM

UnifiedContactStore

AVEdgeConnectivity

To configure tests at the time you create a new watcher node, use the following syntax, separating the individual tests by using commas:

-Tests "ABS","ABWQ","IM","GroupIM","XmppIM"

Type:PSListModifier
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:Lync Server 2013, Skype for Business Server 2015
-UseAutoDiscovery

When set to True ($True), Skype for Business Online watcher nodes will use the Autodiscover service to locate the target pool. When set to False (the default value) watcher nodes will use SRV records to locate the pool.

Type:Boolean
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:Skype for Business Server 2015
-UseInternalWebUrls

When set to True ($True), instructs the watcher node to use the internal Web URLs rather than the external Web URLs. This provides a way to way to verify URL validity for users located behind the organization's firewall.

Type:Boolean
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:Lync Server 2013, Skype for Business Server 2015
-WhatIf

Describes what would happen if you executed the command without actually executing the command.

Type:SwitchParameter
Aliases:wi
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:Lync Server 2013, Skype for Business Server 2015
-XmppTestReceiverMailAddress

XMPP email address to be used when testing the XMPP gateway.

Type:String
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:Lync Server 2013, Skype for Business Server 2015

Inputs

None. The New-CsWatcherNodeConfiguration cmdlet does not accept pipelined input.

Outputs

The New-CsWatcherNodeConfiguration cmdlet creates new instances of the Microsoft.Rtc.Management.WritableConfig.Settings.WatcherNode.TargetPool#Decorated object.