Chapter 5. Monitoring and Logging

In a large computer infrastructure, system administrators cannot easily handle the monitoring of all system services and hardware issues for every machine. There should be a tool that helps gather the statuses of every machine in the infrastructure and presents them in a comprehensive way to the system administrators. Therefore, monitoring systems have been developed to satisfy the needs of monitoring a wide variety of computer infrastructure and help prevent system or hardware damage.

This chapter is an exploration of the world of monitoring and logging tools and the methodologies needed to better implement the right tools and configure them with the right parameters to guard and supervise a personalized computer ...

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