Monitoring as a service is the back bone of a proactive environment. Monitoring is not simply just getting alerted when things are not available or if a core service goes offline. To run monitoring as a service this involves looking deeper into the inner working of the environment and seeing the potential problems before they become one.
Core Setup would be configured as follows
Monitoring can cover the full stack with examples below.
- Firewall - Internal and External sides
- Network Switches
- Managed UPS
- VMware Hosts
- Servers - OS Level
- Website availability
This list is not exhaustive but shows the level at which monitoring can be setup.
Benefits for monitoring are not just Up Down but can be configured to give availability statistics and metrics with added benefits of trend analysis for capacity planning. A well configured monitoring platform can save money from a break fix situation and make the environment more attuned to strategic goals.
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