Monitoring is a valuable tool that provides the administrator with valuable information concerning the overall health of the system and its components.
The information obtained by monitoring overall system function is the first step in providing reliable service to end-users.
Monitoring the functions of strategic system components provides hard data instead of relying on perceived performance when modifying server hardware, software, or network systems.
Investing in system monitoring up front saves money and helps to avoid downtime and crisis-mode decision making.
Monitoring systemic trends alerts you to problems and upgrade requirements before applications and users overwhelm the system.
Increased system reliability ...