Chapter 13. Looking for Trouble: Setting up Performance Monitoring and Alerts

Introduction

The previous 12 chapters have dealt mainly with the architecture, design, and implementation of high availability and high-performance services of Windows Server 2003. Does this mean our job is now done, systems are redundant, and they will stay up all the time? Can we go home and work on the shrimp boat? Not so fast.

While we may have implemented systems to provide maximum uptime, this does not mean there won’t be failures. On the contrary, you must assume there will be failures, and now you need a plan for what to do when the failures occur. With the disaster recovery plan in hand and a list of what-ifs pinned to the wall, it is critical you engineer a system ...

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