Top 10 DevOps issues proactively identified with Site24x7

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As the summer weather heats up, we wanted to share with you the top 10 technical issues you can identify with Site24x7 before outages happen, and help desks start sizzling with overflowing issues and escalations.

1)   Slow Website/Web applications. Frustrated users will leave your site if it takes more than 3-4 seconds to load, while internal users will complain and vent to upper management. Rely on Site24x7 cloud-based Web monitoring services to get alerted when individual pages or multi-step transactions (e.g. logging, browse, select, add to shopping cart, enter credit card info, purchase and check-out) start to slow-down and underperform.

2)   Datacenter constraints. An overloaded server? A …


Simple Tips to Help Diagnose and Prevent Windows Server Crashes

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In an enterprise setting, server failures are never an issue to be taken lightly. Since servers are the backbone of most modern operations, being able to pinpoint the cause of errors rapidly is an essential skill for any Windows server administrator. Fortunately by following a few simple steps you can easily pinpoint the cause of most Windows Server errors.

Best Practice Analysis Automation

In Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2, Microsoft has included a tool known as the Best Practices Analyzer (BPA). BPA is an automated scanner which when run will check your server to ensure that it is configured for optimal performance, reliability and maximum security. While this tool …


IT Best Practices- Troubleshooting VMware issues

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When it comes to troubleshooting Web performance issues in a virtualized world, difficulty for IT teams is even more acute.  After all, VMware introduces a new layer of abstraction and complexity that drastically increases the level of difficulty of locating root cause. Web problems can happen now in your virtualization or physical layers, and with an average of 6 virtual machines (VMs) per physical server for enterprise organizations, you will have a hefty number of brand new potential failure points.

If you are new to Site24x7, check out Site24x7 VMware monitor –it gives you a holistic view of the performance of your VMware infrastructure, across vSphere hosts, VMs and physical resources in one …


How to Quantify the Effectiveness of DCIM Solutions?

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Data Center infrastructure (DCIM) solutions are a vital tool for any data center professional, however it can be difficult at times to justify the initial investment to management.  Fortunately by considering a few key metrics regarding DCIM implementation, you can ensure that the solution you choose is appropriate for your organization.

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Key Functions of DCIM Solutions

Before going into the metrics used to measure DCIM efficiency, it is important to note the core functionality of solutions on the market today.

Maintenance and Change Control

Once data is effectively collected, having a handle on ongoing maintenance and change control is crucial to the success of your data center. While the capacity of …


VMware Performance Management: Gain Holistic Monitoring, Complete Visibility, and Actionable Insight with Site24x7 VMware vCenter Monitoring

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Monitoring the virtual  infrastructure consisting of VMware components has emerged as a big challenge for  administrators. While VMware monitoring solutions abound in the market, many of them do not offer what the administrators need the most – a tool that can 1)  pinpoint issues and prompt admins on what they should do to keep the infrastructure in  top shape and 2) identify the root cause and help solve problems  before they affect end users.  Instead, administrators are typically swamped in  mounds of data that do not help them get to the root of issues easily.

Site24x7 bridges this crucial gap and  offers holistic monitoring of the entire virtual infrastructure, including VMware  vSphere …