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August 2017

What you leave behind.

2019-03-09T10:21:33+01:00August 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

How to be an infrastructure monitoring detective.

2019-03-09T10:21:34+01:00May 31st, 2017|Creative, Infrastructure Desk, Monitoring Basics|

The bad old days. When there was no such thing as infrastructure monitoring, it was all about logs, everything was manual. Support processes were tedious and long winded often resulting in site visits or lengthy remote desktop sessions. "The last to know support desk" was a common occurrence. Technical support teams were fire-fighting problems [...]

Automation & The End of the Human Race.

2019-03-09T10:21:34+01:00May 18th, 2017|Creative, Monitoring Basics|

I have just had a chat with my fellow workmates, some of them are a little annoyed that I have set Solarwinds SAM up to detect and restart IIS application pools. The engineers get paid overtime rates for working at night and with the application pools now being restarted automatically, Solarwinds has saved the [...]