We make a lot of posts that give IT tips and advice, as well as recommendations on how to use Monitis, so here is a summary of the posts for this week in case you missed them.
This post demonstrates how to monitor an IIS using Monitis Custom Monitors and VBscript. You can use the Monitis API to monitor your own custom metrics. This is very powerful because it lets you monitor any IIS metrics you like, set thresholds and receive notifications.
These 4 tips will help maximize the uptime of your IIS server. They are
1. Enable Output Caching
2. Use Windows Server Resource Manager
3. Enforce Caching
4. Optimize Memory Usage.
This post contains five feature based tips for optimizing IIS performance. They are
1. Optimize object cache
2. Use disk striping on IIS server
3. Adjust connection timeouts
4. Throttling Bandwidth
5. Limit Connections
A previous post showed how to create a Windows WMI custom monitor and automatically upload values into it. This post goes further and recommends specific metrics for monitoring your systems with WMI and example scripts.
Monitis has a native monitoring agent for Linux and Windows servers, but not Max OS X. That doesn’t mean you can’t monitor Mac servers with Monitis. This post shows how to use command line scripts and the Monitis API to monitor anything on a Mac.
We recently started offering free internal monitoring in Monitor.us. This includes MySQL monitoring. This post announces the first free on-demand MySQL monitoring service and shows how to set it up. Some of the metrics that can be monitored are Database size, Resource utilization, Analysis of responsiveness/latency, Analysis of throughput, Database usage, and Scalability.
Nagios is a widely popular and powerful monitoring software, but it requires hosting all your monitoring data in house. Monitis can work with Nagios to make your life easier by hosting much of that data in the cloud. This post shows how to set up custom monitors in Monitis using the API, create a Nagios Wrapper to send data to Monitis, and set thresholds and notification rules to receive alerts.