“Well, enough to get out of the way.”
—Frederick Fleet, when asked how much sooner he could have seen the iceberg that sankTitanic if he’d had binoculars
Your ability to maintain high availability is entirely dependent on your monitoring practices. In nearly every SharePoint disaster I have heard of or had to clean up after, there was a point when someone could have prevented it. Prevention is really what administrators should be rewarded for—not fixing problems that could have been prevented. But that is not how we tend to think. We focus on putting out fires and rarely think about measures to spot them early and save ...