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SolarWinds Orion Network Performance Monitor by Joe Dissmeyer

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Chapter 5. Network Monitoring II

And so begins the second chapter dedicated to network monitoring. The previous chapter discussed monitoring your firewalls, routers, switches, and other types of network devices. In this chapter, we are going to discuss:

  • Monitoring Windows and Linux servers
  • Monitoring virtual hosts running VMware ESX/ESXi
  • Virtual Storage Area Networks (VSAN)
  • Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS)
  • Universal Device Pollers

To wrap up this chapter, we will discuss Orion NPM polling engines.

Server monitoring

Servers are the devices that provide all types of network services that are critical for business to survive. E-mail, network file sharing, FTP, and many other types of network services are what a server provides to users and customers. ...

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