After following the various documentation for adding a Windows node, I succeeded in creating a Windows node, but there are several problems:
The Cloud dashboard doesn’t display the graphs in the Cloud Live view.
Metrics are limited to 7 values: cpu, disk, net, os , system, services, export
There are very few metrics, whereas the same windows exporter is used to collect Prometheus/Grafana data, which returns dozens of precise metrics.
The OS isn’t even detected, Netdata declares it as Baremetal even though it’s a VM…etc…
Why does Netdata report so few metrics?
What’s the solution for monitoring a Windows node with all the metrics of the prometheus exporter collects by default?
Yes, that metdata we don’t collect atm for Windows machines since these are remotely monitored through a Linux machine.
The metdata that you mention is captured by the Netdata Agent when it is running on that machine, for windows the most you can do is set those remote Windows nodes as Virtual Nodes to be seen as Nodes on the dashboard.
We have some use-case setups on our Live Demo environment for Windows, you can see this on this Windows room.