Category: Network Services Monitoring

ping test
Network Services Monitoring

How to Do a Ping Test

[dt_gap height=”10″ /] No computer is an island. We connect to so many different servers throughout the day that we don’t even think about it. Until we can’t connect. Or the connection lags so much that you start to consider going offline for a while (gasp!). Maybe you could use

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website-monitoring
Network Services Monitoring

Choosing Website Monitoring Options

There are many levels of detail that you can chose to monitor or ignore when setting up website monitors. First, you must determine which webpages are critical enough to your website to monitor.  People usually select the home page, a portal login and key internal functions such as a dashboard

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Network Solutions Name Servers Currently Experiencing DNS Resolution Issues

Dotcom-Monitor has detected that some customers of Network Solutions using name servers such as NS46.WORLDNIC.COM and NS53.WORLDNIC.COM are experiencing intermittent issues.  Occasionally resolution attempts to the servers return improper results by pointing multiple unrelated websites to 141.8.225.31.  To see if this affects your site you can look for this result using the free DNS trace on www.dotcom-tools.com

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UltaDNSOutage
Network Services Monitoring

Another Neustar UltraDNS Outage | UltraDNS Goes Down

October 15: Neustar UltraDNS Outage October 15, 2015 – Neustar UltraDNS Down – Dotcom-Monitor is tracking a Neustar UltraDNS outage at this time. The UltraDNS outage appears to have started at approximately 4:00 pm CST. The UltraDNS issue resulted in (as it should) error alerts to clients. Monitoring that does not cache DNS

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I{v6Ipv4difference
Network Services Monitoring

Test Your Website Across IPv6

The age of IPv6 is Upon Us ARIN, the American Registry for Internet Numbers is the authority in charge of distributing IP addresses in North America.  ARIN received the IPv4 blocks for North America from the IANA (Internet Assigned Numbers Authority, which is responsible for distribution of IP addresses and

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SQL_Server_Monitoring
Network Services Monitoring

SQL Server Monitoring: A Case Study

We recently worked with a client to troubleshoot issues with a SQL Server instance.  The client was running SQL Server 2012 on a Virtual Machine.  The applications running on the SQL Server were running into issues and the client was unsure what the root cause of the issues was. Initially,

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Blackberry Enterprise Server Monitoring
Network Services Monitoring

Blackberry Enterprise Server Monitoring for Exchange Email

I have fielded several interesting questions recently about how our monitoring systems work, some of them asking if we can monitor very specific technologies.  The short answer is generally, yes- if it is online and can be reached either outside of your firewall via our dozens of monitoring locations, or

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Dotcom-Monitor
Network Services Monitoring

A Complete Monitoring Solution for Small and Medium Business

Over time, the number of tools used to manage a businesses IT infrastructure can grow into an unwieldy set of utilities, programs and services with an unmanageable list of quality and performance reports. Because of this, many small and medium businesses are looking for a simple all-in-one solution to fit

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CostOfDowntime
Network Services Monitoring

What is the cost of Downtime?

In a recent report by IDC titled, “DevOps and the Cost of Downtime: Fortune 1000 Best Practice Metrics Quantified,” the cost of downtime was explored across Fortune 1000 organizations. The numbers they arrived at may surprise you. The average cost of application downtime among fortune 1000 companies was estimated at somewhere between 500,000 and 1 million dollars per hour! The total cost of downtime per year was estimated to be between 1.25 billion and 2.5 billion dollars per year.

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VisualTracerouteSample
Network Services Monitoring

Using Visual Traceroutes to Troubleshoot Issues

The Visual Traceroute Tool maps each hop along a traceroute, and graphically calls out dropped packets and unresponsive nodes.  It also allows you to drill down into errors and visualize traceroutes from different locations on a hop by hop basis. The best way to explain how this works is to show you an

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