Summary of Blog Posts for Week of July 18


1: Monitis–Where You Can Monitor Exchange 2010 with PowerShell
We’ve recently published a list of posts showing a variety of ways to monitor any application using the Monitis API. Microsoft Exchange is no exception. Here we go over how to use Management Shell or Management Console to speak to the Monitis API and feed data into a custom monitor. You can then generate charts and alert settings on this data.

2: Monitoring files and directories with Monitis
Things can go horribly wrong when files or directories on your systems grow beyond your expectations. In this article, we look at creating file and directory monitors, and using Monitis to track these monitors and alert you when the unexpected happens.

3: Too busy to go premium? Our New Upgrade Wizard will do it for you
This week we added an Upgrade Wizard in our free product that smoothens the transaction between free to premium (Monitis). It allows you to select the monitors you’d like to keep, the monitors you’d like to add to your new account, as well as added features like SMS alerts and sub-accounts. This will speed up the upgrade process, especially for users who monitor hundreds of sites.

4: MySQL Database Monitoring Best Practices
The MySQL database is a crucial part of a wide variety of products, particularly web applications. Monitis has published a new white paper, “Internal MySQL Database Monitoring Best Practices” that discusses MySQL health, performance metrics and MySQL glitches. It can be downloaded for free from the Monitis portal.

5: M3 – Monitis Monitor Manager
This post introduces M3, a collection of code that lets you easily define agents, monitors and counters and easily load their data to Monitis. It’s possible to do this manually, but M3 will help you parse output using regular expressions – simplifying the tasks in a few magnitudes – saving a lot of effort from your side. Some examples are shown in the sample XML file in the repository.

6: Monitis adds a monitoring node in Canada
To top off a busy week, we also added a monitoring location in Canada. This brings our number of global monitoring locations for External, Fullpage and Transaction monitoring to 15.

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