VpsCity's Essential Server Monitoring Solutions
Memory monitoring allows IT to set random access memory (RAM) thresholds so that they are alerted if RAM usage exceeds pre-set levels. If RAM is consumed too quickly, organisations may find their systems grinding to a halt or unable to perform efficiently. It is also very important for the CPU to access data in the physical memory in the shortest time possible, regardless of its location on the medium. RAM used for primary storage is fast, but volatile, meaning that data is only stored while there is power, and cleared at startup. When there is little RAM left, you may want to consider optimising the way physical memory is used by the OS and other software. If you are not able to reduce the amount of used physical memory, then you should add more RAM to the server.
Server disk space must be monitored continuously to ensure its capacity and reliability, and enable IT to anticipate any potential hardware failures. If available disk space drops below acceptable levels, organisations may experience hardware failure, lost data and downtime. Drive monitoring allows IT to see how quickly server disks are being consumed and maintain acceptable capacity levels.
Bandwidth monitoring allows organisations to monitor their network interface and set thresholds and alerts if any of the metrics below reach critical pre-set levels. More information about our Firewall can be accessed here.
· Input traffic speed
· Output traffic speed
· Number of Sent error packets
· Received error packets
· Number of Sent dropped packets
· Received IMp dropped packets
The VpsCity Basic Firewall offers an intuitive and comprehensive cost-effective solution to keeping your server safe. You can add firewall rules for outbound and inbound connections as well, making the firewall bidirectional. More information about our Firewall can be accessed here.
The VpsCity Advantage
Server monitoring helps IT maintain the health and well-being of their organisations’ networks. The five server monitoring essentials listed above are just that – essentials. Real-time service and process monitoring. Stop wondering which processes or services are causing a server spike. Analyse the performance of Windows services and Linux processes to understand their load on system resources and perform start, stop, and delete actions on our Client Dashboard.
Here at VpsCity, we explain the benefits of application performance monitoring, including improved business continuity, enhanced customer experiences and higher productivity. Equally as important is having effective server monitoring in place. Server monitoring allows organisations to monitor their servers’ system resources such as CPU usage, memory consumption, Disk I/O, bandwidth, etc. Companies with effective server monitoring in place have clear insights into their systems’ resource usage, helping them to plan their capacity and deliver an optimum end-user experience. VpsCity lists five essential elements every organisation needs for effective server monitoring.
Server Monitoring Essentials
The central processing unit (CPU) is the “brain” of a computer. Since it handles all the commands entered into a computer, speed is essential. CPU monitoring allows IT teams to set specific thresholds so that they are alerted if their servers’ CPU usage reaches a pre-determined critical level. This enables IT to take swift action (i.e., adding hardware or rescheduling lengthy processes) in order to bring CPU back to acceptable levels while continuing to provide high levels of customer service.
The VpsCity team can help you configure a monitoring solution that is “right-sized” for your unique environment. Need more info? Feel free to peruse our Monitoring Solutions on our website. You can also contact VpsCity anytime to discuss your specific needs.
Disk I/O Monitoring
Disk I/O monitoring allows IT teams to monitor Read and Write operations of logical disks on machines. It sets thresholds and sends alerts if any of the following metrics reach a critical level.
· Reads/sec – the rate of read operations on the disk
· Writes/sec – the rate of write operations on a disk
· Queue length – the number of requests outstanding on a disk at the time the performance data is collected
· Busy time – the percentage of elapsed time that the selected disk drive was busy servicing read or write requests