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August 2017

What you leave behind.

August 18th, 2017|Creative, Infrastructure Desk, Monitoring Basics|

Today, after five months, i'm finishing another Infrastructure monitoring contract. A successful Solarwinds deployment for a NHS service provider. A few achievements : I have automated alerting based upon custom application monitoring templates and thresholds. I have designed some really clever performance / capacity reports that will be used to report back to NHS Digital [...]

May 2017

Solarwinds Operational and Maintenance Procedures

May 19th, 2017|Monitoring Basics|

Operational Shutdown Before making any changes to the Solarwinds environment, such as patching, application or OS, a shutdown of the Solarwinds services is required. Orion Service Manager can be located on the Solarwinds application server and is a better alternative to having to stop and start services manually. To shutdown Solarwinds correctly click stop everything. [...]

Network Operations Centre Dashboard

May 3rd, 2017|Infrastructure Desk, Monitoring Basics|

When creating a network operations centre dashboard, it has to be concise, informational and relevant. A network operating centre dashboard, should contain IP addresses, server hostnames, relevant connection information, server and software status. It could also contain server specifications. For this production environment, I have applied a background image created in visio and I have [...]