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Wednesday, July 22nd at 10AM PST

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Please register and join us Wednesday, July 22nd at 10AM PST for a live Webinar introducing our latest version of GroundWork Monitor Enterprise, 8.1.0. We’ll be featuring Integration with Elasticsearch®, an open source database system useful for log message monitoring.

  • The GroundWork Elastic connector allows unification of the monitoring you do in Elastic Stack with GroundWork
  • Monitoring log and other messages with Elastic Stack® is robust, flexible and easy to configure, however it’s siloed into Elastic and not unified with the network monitoring, server monitoring, and cloud monitoring you do in GroundWork
  • Queries you write in Elastic Stack turn into services in GroundWork, just like other metrics

We’ll discuss:

  • Deployment strategies for GroundWork and Elastic Stack in the same data center
  • Features of the GroundWork integration with Elastic Stack (GroundWork Elastic Connector)
  • Real world use cases for monitoring logs and other messages

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Why Containers?

Container technologies have captivated the computing world. Containers are the cornerstone for cloud computing and microservice architectures. Whether it be Docker™, Docker Compose™, or Kubernetes™, the IT world is embracing this technology with great enthusiasm.

How can you monitor containers? They are different from traditional hosts and servers. For one thing, they are not physical machines; nor are they virtual machines. Containers can be spun up to handle periodic load, and then torn down when no longer needed. With Kubernetes, containers can also be replicated and load balanced in pods across clusters.

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The Value of Correlation

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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


GroundWork 8.1.0 released!

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GroundWork Monitor Enterprise 8.1.0 now available for download

Download 8.1.0

Parent Child

This version of our Enterprise product supports distributed monitoring with multiple GroundWork servers in parent-child configurations, along with an update to our Log Bridge connection to Elasticsearch and Kibana.

Download 8.1.0

You can now download version 8.1.0 for free in a time-limited capacity. This free version will work for up to 200 devices for 3 months, and (unlike prior free versions) is 100% enabled, with many updates and new features.

GroundWork Support

See GroundWork Support for our open and extensive documentation and knowledge base articles. Also, don’t forget to register for our upcoming Live Webinar – 6/10/2020 10AM PST: GW8 Distributed Monitoring with Central Control.

We hope you find this new version useful and enjoy the innovations it brings.


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

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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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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Unified Monitoring provides real-time understanding of what is happening, every time and everywhere on the network, and everything connected to it. With Unified Monitoring, engineers are more able to support proactive identification of root causes and deploy the actions and resources needed to maintain the health and integrity of all connected IT assets.

As IT infrastructures rapidly evolve in scale and complexity, implementing an integrated and automated platform that monitors the entire IT infrastructure is a proven strategy for reducing service outages, increasing end-user and IT productivity, optimizing capital investment, and maintaining industry compliance—making IT easier than ever before.

To ensure the reliability that businesses expect, IT teams need unified visibility and actionable insight for diagnosing performance issues across the entire IT environment—both physical and virtual, both on-premises and in the cloud.

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Reporting on Monitoring Data

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GroundWork White Paper
by Thomas Stocking

White Paper: Reporting on Monitoring Data

This white paper describes the ideas we have used to assemble the reporting systems in GroundWork Monitor. This article focuses on the concepts that make great reports possible, and will hopefully give you some ideas of what’s important for you to report on, and how.

Highlights

  • What reports do you need from a monitoring system?
  • How are reports generated?
  • Distributing report
  • Managing data