Our Intranet heavily relies on the search service from displaying documents to showing various news articles.
We now had 2 situations where the Index Partition was degraded and since this happened over night I did not notice. We have a monitoring system in place that besides hard-disk space or RAM/CPU utilization checks for the various SharePoint services. Since the Search service is still running even with a degraded Index Partition this is rather "useless" and brings me to my question:
Is there any way to monitor the status of the individual search components so we get a notification (email, list entry in SP etc...) when something is wrong?