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If a datacenter supports cloud computing, server monitoring becomes an essential element of its operation support. There are two main reasons for introducing the server monitoring process into practice. The first one is to minimize the number of servers' and other network devices' downtimes, which directly affects a company's financial state. The second one is to increase the quality of service that the company provides to its customers. A monitoring program significantly increases the datacenter's productivity. The constant monitoring of important network devices' parameters guarantees that the failure will be detected and repaired much quicker, even before it's noticed by the customers or any user from the outside. Often, the polling results database (that has been collected during the exact amount of time by the program) allows the system administrator to analyze... (more)

Why Network Administrators Need a Network Bandwidth Monitor

The program should collect the inbound and outbound network traffic data on computers. With such a program you can easily find out which computer in your network uses up the available bandwidth. What other benefits will we get when we use a bandwidth monitoring program? We can identify a guilty employee, who uses the company resources for personal affairs, or find computers infected by a virus which generates a lot of network traffic. When the bandwidth monitor constantly collects the statistics about the inbound and outbound traffic which passes through each networked computer, ... (more)

Network Inventory Software

The necessary condition of a company successful operation is a good state of computer assets. That is why all the company’s software and hardware should be inventoried on a regular basis. A system administrator has to audit the operation of computer hardware, check whether all the computer parts are in their places and operate normally. The administrator has to control and audit software licenses and installed programs on the computers. If the PCs are connected to a local network, you can solve the inventory problem easily by using a network inventory software. With a network i... (more)

What Is License Audit?

This article is about the license audit process in organizations of any size. It does not matter how many computers are there in your office or in the entire company - 5 or 500. Software plays a very important role in the whole organization's work, and it demands the careful attention as well as hardware. Besides, using the unlicensed or cracked software is against the law. We will not bring up the topic about, who is responsible for using unlicensed software in the organization: employer, IT manager, or employee - that's a separate theme. However, it is the system administrator... (more)

Network Topology Discovery and Network Diagram Creation

The system administrator has to know where all the network devices are situated and how they are connected to the network in order to perform his high quality duties in time - to detect all failures, to upgrade the hardware, and update the software. That is why the system administrator's work in any company starts with the network topology discovery process and network diagram creation. Network topology is a schematic description of the network's arrangement, including its nodes and connecting lines. The network topology diagram allows an IT manager to view all the network struct... (more)