Category: Network Services Monitoring

Network Services Monitoring

Monitoring Distributed Systems

There was a time when standing up a website or application was simple and straightforward and not the complex networks they are today. Web developers or administrators did not have to worry or even consider the complexity of distributed systems of today. The recipe was straightforward. Do you have a

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SRE principles
Network Services Monitoring

SRE Principles: The 7 Fundamental Rules

In one of our previous articles, we discussed what an SRE is, what they do, and some of the common responsibilities that a typical SRE may have, like supporting operations, dealing with trouble tickets and incident response, and general system monitoring and observability. In this article, we will take a

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Network Services Monitoring

Top 13 Site Reliability Engineer (SRE) Tools

The role and responsibilities of a site reliability engineer (SRE) may vary depending on the size of the organization, and as such, so do site reliability engineer tools. For the most part, a site reliability engineer is focused on multiple tasks and projects at one time, so for most SREs,

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Network Services Monitoring

What is a Site Reliability Engineer (SRE)?

A site reliability engineer, or SRE, is a role that that encompasses aspects of both software engineering and operations/infrastructure. It also encompasses a strategy and set of practices and principles across service offerings and is closely tied to DevOps and operations. The term site reliability engineering first came into existence

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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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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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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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