Chapter 1: Introduction to Monitoring

Monitoring is a broad topic that covers different human endeavors. Ignorance of monitoring ideals and concepts can adversely affect how to handle and manage engineering and computer systems effectively. Systems are usually not 100% efficient, and there are times they break down or do not work optimally as intended. The only way to understand and predict a breakdown is by monitoring the system. When a system is monitored, its pattern of behavior can be better understood, and this can help to predict a failure before it eventually happens. A proper maintenance process based on what has been monitored can be used to minimize failure of the system.

To help start the journey into monitoring, we will begin with ...

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