Tag Archives: Network monitoring

Download the full Release Notes NerveCenter-6.1.00-Release-Notes.   NerveCenter 6.1 release contains everything included in the NerveCenter 6.0.xx releases.  NC6.1 adds the following functionality, relative to NC6.0.xx:   Customers expressed a need for enhancements to NerveCenter’s Trap Forwarding capabilities as a supported alternative to BMC’s former TrapBlaster and Concord’s former Trap Exploder applications.  The NC6.1 release includes […]

How Much Polling is Enough?   With more and more riding on a business’s ability to have its enterprise network perform at a high level, network managers continue to push the envelope in terms of polling frequency for network assets.  Especially in larger, more complex networks, network operators are pressured to poll literally tens of […]

Many network monitoring solutions overload the NOC with redundant and insignificant network alerts.  The volume of alerts can be overwhelming and create confusion of which alert to address first.  Missing the priority can cause outages, user frustration or violation of SLAs. NerveCenter can reduce the alert storms and present operators with only actionable alerts.  With […]

Many purchased and proprietary applications log activities and messages to flat files.  These files can contain an overwhelming number of messages.  Mining important logged messages from the flat file is necessary to identify specific messages about events of interest that are logged. In Unix / Linux environments, messages logged to flat files can be seen […]

Why is it important to monitor windows application? Windows applications affect:  user experience  productivity  performance  security What’s more, resolving application problems can be a drain on IT’s time and resources. If you’re running your business on an SQL server and it goes down, customers can’t buy your product.  If you use Exchange and performance goes […]

Databases are critical to your business operations.  They sit on top of your IT infrastructure and are interwoven with your applications.  When issues arise in your IT Operations, it is important to isolate the root cause quickly.  Is the issue in the infrastructure layer, with the applications, or within the databases?  Monitoring all 3 in […]

VMware architecture can be set up using the vSphere client to attach to an ESX Server or using vCenter Server to manage a group of ESX Servers.  An ESX Server can run multiple VMs.  VMware Release 4.0 provides functionality for vSphere and vCenter Server to query performance statistics on ESX Servers and individual VMs directly […]

We recently were part of discussions with existing and potential customers that included weighing the pros and cons of using proprietary agents in conjunction with network monitoring tools.  In addition, and rather coincidentally, I ran across a blog listing out a bunch of “myths” associated with IT Operations management, which makes some good points.  Myth […]

There is a good ongoing discussion about the “right” number of network monitoring tools in the Enterprise Systems Management group on Linkedin.  You have to subscribe to the group to read the whole discussion, but if you are a member of Linkedin I recommend you look into this large, active community of IT professionals focused on […]

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