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Your Battle

After large investments in hardware, one thing typically happens: More and more hardware is purchased and installed. While the term “throwing hardware at a problem” is used often, it is often all that hardware that starts to be the problem. In addition to the upfront investment, managing and supporting this increasing number of systems is increasingly time consuming and costly. Yet all too often, each individual resource is underutilized.

What You Need to Win

With effective server resource monitoring and reporting, you can identify those servers with underutilized resources and make them available for allocation as needed to more fully maximize existing investments and avoid unnecessary expenditures. To manage resource utilization effectively, you need trend reporting solutions that afford better visibility into metrics on CPU, memory, and disk/storage. You also require insights into how these metrics are potentially affecting the service levels end users receive.

Look for solutions that can monitor CPU, memory, or number of threads rises above, or falls below defined threshold values. Additionally, ensure your solution can monitor expected user-run processes and ensure the proper number of process instances are running.

The role of servers in your organization has changed substantially — with their uses, requirements, and complexity all increasing dramatically in recent years. Many of the traditional tools and techniques that worked in the past don’t suffice any more. Consequently, server monitoring presents several critical battles in today’s demanding environments. Nimsoft has identified some of the most pressing challenges administrators face in ensuring optimal server performance, and offers insights into the tools and strategies required to address these demands.

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