Remote Server Monitoring

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Reduce troubleshooting time with an automated remote server monitoring tool that allows you to see servers and apps across multiple locations. Server & Application Monitor gives you a unified view so you can track performance and remediate issues faster.

Benefits of monitoring your remote servers

The main benefit of monitoring your remote server environment is being proactively notified of performance issues before end-users notice there is a problem. With a remote server monitoring tool you can:

  • Identify and troubleshoot issues related to server hardware health.
  • Monitor the overall performance and availability of your remote servers.
  • Identify other performance issues related to response time, resource utilization, app downtime, etc.
  • Remotely remediate performance issues, including rebooting servers, restarting websites, and more.

 

Best practices: Monitoring your remote servers

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor gives you a unified dashboard so you can see remote server performance. Collect data using agentless technology, or use an agent for remote servers where the network connection is slow, in a DMZ, or in the Cloud.

Best practice 1: Monitor system events and logs

Monitoring Windows® event logs helps you determine if there are reliability issues in your remote server environment. It also provides information about events logged by applications, security events, system failures, and DNS events. The Real-Time Event Viewer in your systems management software allows you to view Windows event logs in real-time, and filter logs by type, event source, and severity.

  • Filter events by log source, log type, and event level.
  • View recent Windows event logs filtered by user requirements.
  • Proactively monitor and receive alerts about Windows event logs with the Event Viewer.
  • Track Windows event logs by specific criteria, including event ID, keywords, username, event type, and log source.
  • Scan event logs on a Windows server, and count the number of events that match the user-specified rule.


Best practice 2: Manage Processes and Services

The Real-Time Process Explorer (RTPE) in server monitoring software lets you remotely monitor and kill processes that are affecting server and app performance. Run RTPE to retrieve a machine’s vital stats, and gain insight about monitored and unmonitored processes.

View of process and services management with remote server monitoring software. 

Best practice 3: Critical metrics to monitor on your systems

Troubleshoot slow remote systems and remote servers by looking at the following metrics:

  • CPU usage: Monitor your CPU to determine how much load is being placed on your server’s processor. You can load balance apps or upgrade/replace hardware to boost performance.
  • Physical memory: Monitor your physical memory usage to see when you need to add more RAM to your physical/virtual server.
  • Virtual memory: The physical disk encounters a bottleneck when virtual memory consumption increases. As data moves from RAM to disk to RAM, consider moving your OS swap file to a different drive to prevent swap file fragmentation.
  • Disk performance: Monitor your server’s queued I/O and disk latency to understand how storage performance is impacting your applications. Consider changing the RAID type if your storage I/O is suffering from poor performance.
View of memory statistics and CPU load with remote server monitoring software.  

Best practice 4: Hardware health monitoring

Server hardware is the backbone of critical business services. Occasionally, it can experience performance issues without warning, which results in service downtime. It is essential to monitor the health and performance of your critical server hardware components:

  • CPU
  • Fan speed
  • Temperature
  • Power supply
  • Disk
  • Array
View of hardware health details for remote server monitoring capabilities.

Benefits of monitoring your remote servers

The main benefit of monitoring your remote server environment is being proactively notified of performance issues before end-users notice there is a problem. With a remote server monitoring tool you can:

  • Identify and troubleshoot issues related to server hardware health.
  • Monitor the overall performance and availability of your remote servers.
  • Identify other performance issues related to response time, resource utilization, app downtime, etc.
  • Remotely remediate performance issues, including rebooting servers, restarting websites, and more.

Benefits of monitoring your remote servers

The main benefit of monitoring your remote server environment is being proactively notified of performance issues before end-users notice there is a problem. With a remote server monitoring tool you can:

  • Identify and troubleshoot issues related to server hardware health.
  • Monitor the overall performance and availability of your remote servers.
  • Identify other performance issues related to response time, resource utilization, app downtime, etc.
  • Remotely remediate performance issues, including rebooting servers, restarting websites, and more.

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Server & Application Monitor Starts at $2995

 

  • Application-aware infrastructure monitoring
  • Detailed performance monitoring that’s easy to configure, customize, and use
  • Systems management software that scales as you grow

 

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