How to Solve Your Server Monitoring Problem

By ServerWatch Staff (Send Email)
Posted Aug 27, 2010


Server monitoring is a key area for administrators who need to keep a watchful eye on data center assets. According to this Processor.com article, one of the problems associated with server monitoring is that many tools provide a flood of data but not much information.


A key to solving your server monitoring problem is using a monitoring solution that include trend analysis tools.

"One of the problems associated with server monitoring is that many tools provide a flood of data but not much information. Without actionable information, administrators can waste precious time attempting to separate pertinent information from 'noise.'

"A key to solving this server monitoring problem is trending. Mark Hinkle, community vice president at Zenoss (www .zenoss.org), says administrators only using server monitoring to handle 'break-fix' situations are unnecessarily affecting end users. Monitoring disk usage can point to capacity issues before outages occur, Hinkle says. For example, some monitoring solutions include trend analysis tools that use usage patterns to forecast points at which storage capacity limits are reached."

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