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The Devil is in the Monitoring Details

Monitoring a database server is something that many of us know is important, but we often take the process for granted. Whether we’ve purchased a tool, like SQL Monitor, or we’ve built our own system, we often set up a watcher … Continue reading

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The Single Pane of Glass

One of the things that I’ve seen talked about quite in the DevOps movement is a single pane of glass. That phrase seems to be in use to describe a way of quickly understanding the state of your environment. It … Continue reading

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Monitoring Costs

I’m a believer in instrumentation and metrics being regularly gathered from your systems. Across the years I’ve built and bought monitoring software to use in various jobs, sometimes in layers where one piece of software uses data from another to … Continue reading

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Be Prepared with Baselines

I visited a doctor recently, and he told me a measurement he’d made. I asked if it was good or bad, and he said he had no idea. The value varied too much from person to person, and without values … Continue reading

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