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:
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.
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.
Best practice 3: Critical metrics to monitor on your systems
Troubleshoot slow remote systems and remote servers by looking at the following metrics:
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:
Automatic application discovery and dependency mapping.
Unified server and application monitoring across private, public, and hybrid cloud environments.
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