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Nagios: Building Enterprise-Grade Monitoring Infrastructures for Systems and Networks, Second Edition by David Josephsen

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Chapter 8. Visualization

If you wanted to summarize the intent of systems monitoring in two words, it would be difficult to do better than “increase visibility.” Until now we’ve focused on our ability to detect problems with the machines that make up our network, but a good monitoring system shouldn’t stop there. Good monitoring systems act like transducers in electronics, converting the incomprehensibly large number of interactions between systems and networks into an environmental compendium fit for human consumption. They provide an organic interface to the network, which allows us to better understand its inner workings, and the extent to which they improve our visibility determines their usefulness as tools.

Data visualization is key to ...

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