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April 2018

How to Monitor Darktrace with SNMPV3

2019-03-09T10:21:32+01:00April 18th, 2018|Infrastructure Desk, Monitoring Basics|

This is a simple guide to enable successful monitoring of the Darktrace master and slave appliances using SNMPV3. Prerequisite : Make sure your devices are connected and configured with IP addresses via the Darktrace interface. Connect via putty onto each device. 2. Login as : Console 3. Enter your SSH password 4. Select [...]

Implementing Darktrace Artificial Intelligence

2019-03-09T10:21:32+01:00April 17th, 2018|Infrastructure Desk|

Darktrace uses Machine Learning and AI algorithms based upon "patterns of life/normality". At this point in time at my current location we have detected 1.5 million patterns of normal life, these patterns are used by Darktrace to evaluate possible security threats. Darktrace claims not to use rules or signatures but it does use "models" [...]

December 2017

Rebuilding a Solarwinds Monitoring Environment.

2019-03-09T10:21:33+01:00December 13th, 2017|Infrastructure Desk|

Time to rebuild a Solarwinds monitoring  environment for a new customer. This customer currently has a single Solarwinds poller on Microsoft Windows 2008 R2 server with 12CPU Cores, 32GB RAM. They run the Solarwinds Orion SQL database on a shared SQL server with 16CPU Cores and 64GB RAM. There are many custom alerts, reports and [...]

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 [...]