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Dmitriy Stepanov

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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)

Discover the Network Topology and Create Its Map

Network's stability depends on its architecture and the elements that the network consists of. That is why the system administrator needs to know its topology. The network map in front of his eyes helps the IT manager to view where all the network devices are located. In this case, he gets an opportunity to react on occurred failures more quickly. There are three solutions for the problem: 1. Drawing the network map manually. This process includes the wire tracking in order to discover the topology, and the map drawing on paper or using the computer. This method is free, but very... (more)

How to Build an Effective and Stable Network By @10StrikeSoft | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

Usually, it is the task of the system administrator in the organization to make its network stable and reliable. His effective operation requires him to know all the information on network: number of hosts, where they are situated, quality of connections between them, their operation, and many other aspects. If he does not know every small detail of the company's network, if he does not have the whole picture in front of his eyes when problems arise, he might fight the symptoms of the problems and not the problems themselves. It is not a big deal when the network consists of doz... (more)

What Is Network Inventory Software and What Is It For?

Today almost everyone owns a computer. Every day we have to look after its operation and state, update installed software, and renew the necessary licenses. At the same time, hardware also needs to be constantly audited. All outdated parts that do not meet all growing demands, need to be replaced with more powerful and up-to-date ones. Necessity of such work even with a single personal computer is obvious. But imagine dozens and even hundreds of PCs on the network. Each PC needs to be provided with an essential set of software which should be updated timely; licenses have to be c... (more)

Network Topology Diagram

First of all, it's worth mentioning that the choice of network hardware and software used in a company depends on the network topology. But the topology, in turn, depends on the company's needs and requirements. Thus, the competent network topology increases the efficiency of all the organization and allows you not to distract your colleagues if one of the LAN components falls out. In addition, the intimate knowledge of the network topology allows the IT manager to evaluate its bottlenecks, and to plan further connections of the network devices and PCs better. Apart from everythi... (more)