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Data centre performance troubleshooting, monitoring and optimisation

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  • Plan ahead to avoid virtual machine sprawl

    IT managers should keep a close eye on virtual machines, which start off as simple to manage but can leave administrators chasing their own tails if the virtual environment is not well monitored. 

  • Emerging technologies challenge data centre managers

    Data centre managers must contend with a new wave of technologies, including modular data centres, server power management, server virtualization and cloud computing. 

  • Using Zenoss infrastructure monitoring software in your data centre

    Zenoss is an open source monitoring tool that manages the data centre infrastructure layer, including OSes, hypervisors, databases, physical boxes and more. Zenoss offers its own configuration management database, additional functionality in the form... 

  • Web monitoring tools gain ground against Big Four

    As more companies' revenue streams move online through Web-facing services, IT managers have turned to smaller management providers for mission-critical, LAMP-stack Web environments. 

  • Is effective performance management in the data centre possible?

    Data centres are increasingly important to the delivery of business services, and performance management is more crucial than ever. IT's challenge is conducting performance management activities effectively and at low-cost. Key to maintaining reliabl... 

  • Optimising server energy efficiency

    Reducing data centre energy consumption is a hot topic in the IT industry, but server energy efficiency has only recently become a focus of discussion. Improving server efficiency means optimising the main components that impact a server's overall po... 

  • Using HP Systems Insight Manager (SIM) 5.2 for systems management and monitoring

    Hewlett-Packard (HP) Co.'s Systems Insight Manager (SIM) 5.2 offers systems management and monitoring for HP servers or WMI-, SNMP- or WBEM-enabled systems. SIM works with HP's Integrated Lights-Out (iLO) management modules to detect hardware problem... 

  • Windows Server 2008: PowerShell basics and top commands

    The Microsoft PowerShell team offers up the top commands and usage scenarios for the new command line shell and scripting language for Windows Server 2008 

  • How to prepare for remote data centre maintenance trips

    When you plan to go to a remote data centre to perform maintenance, there are some steps you can take to make your visit go as smoothly as possible. These include overpreparing and planning on spending more time than may actually be necessary. 

  • How to install and use RRDTool to speed up MRTG monitoring

    When monitoring a large number of hosts or devices with the MRTG graphing tool, the system experience frequent CPU spikes. In this RRDTool tutorial, learn how to install RRDTool and convert MRTG to use RRD storage to avoid system overload.