Managing a large number of apps and servers makes an IT pro’s job difficult, especially when using manual methods of collecting data performance information. Having an automated IT management tool to proactively alert you about performance issues helps you take precautionary measures before your end-users notice there’s a problem.
Monitoring server uptime allows you to be proactively notified about performance issues. With server uptime monitor software, you can:
SolarWinds® Server & Application Monitor provides comprehensive monitoring of multi-vendor server hardware and application monitoring for over 200 critical apps, including web servers, email servers, databases, application servers, and more.Best practice 1: Monitor server hardware resources
A hardware resource bottleneck can affect application and server uptime and server performance, and cause application downtime. Here are the top metrics to watch on your servers:
Rogue processes and stopped services can consume server hardware resources, which also affects server and application performance monitoring. Automated server monitoring software comes with a Real-Time Process Explorer, which allows you to remotely log into a server and kill processes that are hogging server resources. Similarly, web applications can experience downtime when they are deactivated or stopped. With automated server monitoring software you can easily restart or stop services to resume website or web app availability.
Best practice 3: Monitor server hardware health
Start monitoring your multi-vendor server hardware health. Proactive server health monitoring for key indicators will allow you to fix problems before they become severe. View key hardware health metrics, such as fan speed, power supply, server temperature, etc.
Best practice 4: Comprehensive application performance monitoring
Monitor application performance and hardware health along with your routine scheduled tasks, and get real-time visibility of the completion of all your tasks, all from a single dashboard. Access over 200 out-of-the-box apps and manage all your critical business applications, including:
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Automatic application discovery and dependency mapping.
Quickly monitor the performance and availability of Microsoft Azure and Amazon AWS infrastructure.
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