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The Importance Of Linux Performance Monitoring Tools

The best way to have a healthy infrastructure is for it to be backed up a monitoring tool that has wide-ranging capabilities. Verifying system issues, efficient methods of taking action on alerts and proper maintenance are all vital components of a monitoring solution that can oversee your environment, especially when it comes to Linux performance. With the right Linux monitoring tools, your IT team will be ready to handle any performance issue that arises within your infrastructure. 

Performance improvements

While monitoring tools should be expected to provide awareness of any changes within your Linux environment, performance monitoring tools are more valuable when they can suggest improvements according to the data it has at its disposal. For example, a Linux server that displays CPU usage should not only offer statistics regarding its components, but also make note of unusual activity before it potentially harms your environment. Monitoring indexes are a great way of showcasing these types of issues, so everything from application availability to deployment tracking can provide insight rather than inapplicable data points. 

Avoiding server failures

Working with Linux servers isn’t the easiest task for those who aren’t familiar with the intricacies of the operating system. For IT professionals who are more accustomed to Windows, it is a challenge to troubleshoot the issue at hand, which makes it even more vital to have constant performance monitoring of the servers in production. Whether you are experiencing a server failure or malfunctions with firewalls/backup systems, performance monitoring tools with capabilities fit for your environment will ensure the availability of business services. 

Real-time reporting

Not every IT team has a Linux specialist on hand who can easily access server data and uncover the details of a particular issue. Performance monitoring tools get rid of the need to rely on one expert because they offer real-time reporting, which can be counted on if there is a need for immediate action. Proper training will certainly aid in making the most out of your reports and improving performance levels, but the best monitoring solutions drastically lessen the learning curve for those not as familiar with Linux environments.  

Linux Performance Monitoring Tools

Performance metrics

We’ve previously covered the monitoring tools within Linux and the performance metrics that do the best job of providing insight into your infrastructure. Making use of the most commonly utilized performance metrics in combination with a single monitoring solution is the best way to have full visibility into your Linux performance. With comprehensive and customizable Linux monitoring, your Linux performance tools can be efficiently leveraged and your Linux environment will run smoother as a result. 

Looking for the best Linux performance monitoring tools? Learn how Opsview Monitor can play a vital role in ensuring the performance and availability of your IT infrastructure. 

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