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October 2018

MSP’s don’t work.

October 16th, 2018|Infrastructure Desk, Monitoring Basics|

"MSP's don't work". That is a pretty bold statement. In my experience the above statement is true and i'll even go further, by suggesting that you should employ an infrastructure monitoring contractor instead of using a managed service provider. Obviously I am a little biased. I have worked for a few managed service providers [...]

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 [...]

Monitoring an Application with Solarwinds

August 10th, 2017|Monitoring Basics|

Monitoring an Application (SAM) Log on to your SolarWinds Web Console with an Administrator account. Click the Settings / All Settings Find Product Specific Settings and Click SAM Settings. In the Getting Started with SAM box, Click Manually Assign Application Monitors. Select the Application Monitor template you want to apply, and then click Next. Select the server node [...]

June 2017

What is SNMP & what is a MIB?

June 12th, 2017|Monitoring Basics|

What is SNMP? Developed in 1988 to provide network-device-monitoring capability for TCP/IP-based networks, SNMP was approved as an Internet standard in 1990 by the Internet Architecture Board (IAB) and has been in wide use since that time. More recently, Internetwork Packet Exchange (IPX)-based networks have added support for SNMP. Currently, most network equipment vendors provide [...]

May 2017

Component Monitoring Objectivity

May 11th, 2017|Monitoring Basics|

Monitoring applications, servers, and components need to be clearly defined so that better understanding of the technical environment can be gained. When technical and non-technical staff are asked to work within an environment, certified diagrammatical information is critical to the effective support, development and future maintenance of the environment. This diagram is a representation of [...]

Charts, Charts, Charts

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

Creating an informative, useful chart is a great way to display data about an environment. When it is a requirement that an environment is monitored, custom views can be generated to display many key aspects of a server. In the charts displayed, I have created views that dynamically update, adding new servers into the chart [...]