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Data Protection for Virtual Data Centers by Jason Buffington

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Chapter 11. Monitoring Systems

Similar to the discussion on management that we had in Chapter 10, sometimes the best way to ensure availability of systems is proactive monitoring. Long gone are the days of simply being aware whether or not a system is running. A quiet or busy phone in the help desk will tell you that.

In this chapter, we will look at monitoring tools designed to provide insight into how well the datacenter is running. As in Chapter 10, we will first look at an enterprise-centric view and then a midsized organization perspective.

The Need for Monitoring

It has been said that software is put in place within an organization for one of two purposes: to make money or to save money. When it comes to software that is intended for use by ...

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