07.15.20

Mitigating Alarm Storms in GroundWork Monitor

Mitigating Alarm Storms using GroundWork MonitorGroundWork Monitor offers Parent Child configurations for distributed monitoring, enabling the monitoring of a subset of an infrastructure where Child servers report the state and performance metrics to a central, or “Parent” GroundWork server.

What this Blog post is focused on is not a Parent Child architecture configuration, but instead the other kind of Parent Child: the relationships and inherent dependencies that can be configured to control the behavior of hosts and services based on the status of one of more other hosts and services.
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06.04.20

The Value of Correlation

Why Correlation?

Data that is static or that behaves the same way day-to-day isn’t indicating aberrant behavior. Looking at the correlation of data from today with data from yesterday can tell you if today is different in some way: positive correlation means today is related to yesterday, particularly if deviation is high. Negative correlation with high variability means that today isn’t like yesterday at all. 

Is something going wrong?

One of the problems you have when looking at operational data is that frequently, it’s not really obvious when something is going wrong. If you are within normal parameters, i.e.,  simple thresholds haven’t been crossed, then what can you tell about how a system is performing today? Read More

05.29.20

Live Webinar – 6/10/2020 10AM PST: GW8 Distributed Monitoring with Central Control

Got 30 minutes?

Sorry we missed you, and here’s the recording:

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Please join us Wednesday, June 10th at 10AM PST for a live Webinar introducing the latest version of GroundWork Monitor Enterprise, featuring an all new architecture for distributed monitoring with central control we call Parent/Child. We are excited to show you the work we have done, and to get your feedback. We think you will like what you see!

GroundWork Parent/Child provides a way to securely distribute monitoring servers in your enterprise, be they in the cloud, data center, or remote locations. We have new features for:

  • Fully centralized control of monitoring configurations
  • Fully centralized control of connection parameters
  • Ownership of unified monitoring resources by connection
  • Optional independent administration of Child servers in remote locations
  • Threshold overrides
  • Distribution of notifications
04.29.20

The Benefits of Running GroundWork Monitor in Containers

If you have been watching our announcements, you know we have recently released a major new version of GroundWork Monitor Enterprise, version 8. As I write this, that’s actually 8.0.1, which is a little more than the first release. The thing about version 8 though, is that it’s containerized. That’s right, all of the many processes that GroundWork uses to monitor, alert, log, and report on your infrastructure are all running in Docker containers.

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04.17.20

Remote Worker Monitoring with GroundWork Monitor

GroundWork White Paper
by Thomas Stocking

White Paper: Remote Worker Monitoring with GroundWork Monitor

This white paper describes how GroundWork Monitor can help you keep track of resources to support remote worker styles.

Highlights

  • What do you need to access; online only, remote desktop, remote administration?
  • What to monitor, and how
  • Network policy monitoring
04.14.20

Cloud Service Monitoring with GroundWork Cloud Hub

Cloud Computing Services

Cloud Computing Services like AWS, Google Cloud and Microsoft Azure are revolutionizing IT infrastructures at a rapid rate. However, businesses have not completely adopted Cloud services, and many of us are still running hybrid on-premise and cloud solutions. The GroundWork solution is to unify all monitoring, whether it be on-premise or in the cloud. This article introduces you to the GroundWork Cloud Hub connector architecture, demonstrating how easy it is to start gathering cloud metrics and inventory from the most popular cloud computing platforms today.

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