Written by Sam Marsh, Product Manager at Opsview
As those of you who know me personally can attest, I’m never particularly enamored with the phrase – “That's just what we’ve always used”, or “That's just how it's been since I started”. I'm a firm advocate of the Winston Churchill quote “To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.” And yet, I feel that a lot of companies fail to do this.
Monitoring an IT network should be an essential part of any routine business process, yet so many companies fail to make sure they do this properly.
A lot of MSPs start the same way: an enterprising IT administrator strikes out to establish his or her own business. As a one-man shop trying to maintain profitable margins, it’s natural to rely on freeware or lower-end solutions to support clients to fill in the gaps. Before you know it, you’re using a half-dozen IT monitoring solutions to cover your clients and your techs spend more time trying to duct-tape together a monitoring infrastructure than they do actually helping customers. Just how much time and effort do MSPs waste on these solutions? We asked.
There are a few alerts that every SysAdmin should be aware of, and there are some they would like to forget they ever created. Just like anything else, there is a right way, and a wrong way, and IT monitoring is no different. Here are the top 10 Do’s and Don’ts of IT monitoring and some simple tips to help you to easily achieve or avoid some future headaches.
Setup your plugins to output streams of text
Finding that critical is like looking for a needle in a haystack.
If you’ve been following all the hype at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, then you’ve heard a lot about 4k, 3D Printing, Drones, and probably most importantly, the Internet of Things. With the future of consumer electronics being not only connected, but working with one another, things could get pretty complicated for the average consumer.
What is DevOps?
There has been some confusion in the IT space about what this word actually means for business and what would have to change so we at Opsview defer to the experts.