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How-To: Linux Performance Monitoring & Management for your Multi-Vendor Network
 

How-To: Linux Performance Monitoring & Management for your Multi-Vendor Network

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Need more control over Linux performance monitoring and management? SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor delivers affordable, easy-to-use Linux performance monitoring and management for your ...

Need more control over Linux performance monitoring and management? SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor delivers affordable, easy-to-use Linux performance monitoring and management for your multi-vendor network. Learn how.

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    How-To: Linux Performance Monitoring & Management for your Multi-Vendor Network How-To: Linux Performance Monitoring & Management for your Multi-Vendor Network Presentation Transcript

    • Author Jennifer Kuvlesky SolarWinds Server & Application Manager (SAM) – Linux Performance Monitoring & Management Easy-to-use Linux performance monitoring & management for your multi-vendor networkSAM – LINUX PERFORMANCE MONITORING & MANAGEMENT 1
    • Agenda» Monitor your LINUX farm with SAM» Selecting a Template / Monitor» SAM’s Graphical Diagnostic Capabilities» Application / Node Details» Alerting» Identify Key Performance Bottlenecks» Email MonitoringSAM – LINUX PERFORMANCE MONITORING & MANAGEMENT 2
    • Monitor your LINUX Farm with SAM» SolarWinds Server and Application Monitor (SAM) helps you with Linux performance monitoring and management on your network» SAM delivers agentless performance and availability monitoring, alerting, and reporting for hundreds of applications and hardware types» Within minutes of download and installation, you can start monitoring virtually any application, including Microsoft® Exchange, Active Directory®, Java® applications, and more» Additionally, Server & Application Monitor tracks the health of Dell®, HP®, and IBM® System X servers along with the underlying hardware for your VMware® hosts, providing insight into environmental data, hardware status, and more» A built-in expert guidance right into the monitoring environment lets you know what to monitor, why to monitor it, and optimal thresholds!SAM – LINUX PERFORMANCE MONITORING & MANAGEMENT 3
    • Getting Visibility into your Linux Farm» SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor (SAM) leverages out-of-the-box monitors to monitor and manage various components of your Linux® operating system, regardless of distro—Red Hat®, SuSE, Ubuntu®, CentOS, etc. Some key metrics monitored by SolarWinds SAM for Linux Operating System: Timing buffered disk reads (MB/sec) Blocks CPU User Time (%) CPU System Time (%) received from block device (blocks/sec) Wait IO (%) Blocks sent to a block device (blocks/sec) CPU Idle Time (%) Available space on / partition (MB) Run queue Available Memory Interrupts per second Total memory (kB) Context switches per second Used memory (kB) Total amount of interrupts after boot Total Free memory (kB) amount of CPU context switches after boot Total swap (kB) Drive Space Used swap (kB) Linux Disk Monitoring Free swap (kB) Timing cached reads (MB/sec) Buffers (kB) Cache (kB) Dirty Pages (kB) Anonymous Pages (kB) Amount of zombie processesSAM – LINUX PERFORMANCE MONITORING & MANAGEMENT 4
    • Selecting a Template / Monitor» From the Application Summary homepage, Click on Manage Applications» Select a template from a 100+ list of out-of-the-box templates» Create a brand new template» Leverage the SolarWinds User Community, Thwack to import a desired template The Template Screen where Templates can also be imported from SolarWinds User Community, ThwackSAM – LINUX PERFORMANCE MONITORING & MANAGEMENT 5
    • SAM’s graphical diagnostic capabilities to get insightinto the health of your Linux environment» SolarWinds SAM’s Application Monitoring Dashboards gives in-depth diagnosis of the health of your Linux environment. You can get immediate visibility into critical applications with out-of-the-box dashboards for OpenLDAP, ISC DHCP, BIND, Sendmail, MySQL®, and Linux®, or you can easily create your own for other applications.» In addition, using SAM interface, you can quickly drill down into application views to view key performance data for that application, enabling you to troubleshoot performance issues quickly and easily. SAM’s dashboard giving you immediate visibility into A quick view to determine the status of your Application / critical applications Hardware Health PerformanceSAM – LINUX PERFORMANCE MONITORING & MANAGEMENT 6
    • Application / Node Details» Clicking on the Template / Monitor allows you to drill down further» Hovering on the Application Name highlights the Application status» Drilling down helps in learning more on the Application performance / Node performance and Component performance Hovering on the Application Name, gives a quick Application StatusSAM – LINUX PERFORMANCE MONITORING & MANAGEMENT 7
    • Advanced Alerting» SolarWinds SAM enables you to configure powerful alert engines quickly and easily to respond to hundreds of different scenarios, including multiple condition checks. These advanced application alerting capabilities help you recognize and correct issues before your users experience performance degradation or availability issues. Additionally, SolarWinds SAM can automatically escalate alerts until a problem is resolved or acknowledged.» SAM provides information on each performance metric – what it is and why it is important to monitor with suggested thresholds.» SolarWinds SAM includes more than 16 built-in alert delivery methods and responses, including email, pages, SNMP traps, text-to-speech, syslog messages, and the launching of an external application.SAM – LINUX PERFORMANCE MONITORING & MANAGEMENT 8
    • Customizing Alerts / Triggering Conditions & ActionCreating a Customized Alert Creating a Customized Alert Triggering Condition» Select Start and All programs, select & Trigger Action SolarWinds Orion » From the Manage Alerts select New to» Click on Advanced Alerting, Reporting, and customize an Alert Mapping folder » In the Edit Alert box select Trigger» Select Advanced Alert Manager Condition tab to customize a condition» Click Configure Alerts » Select Trigger Actions and click Add New Action and select from Select an Action…» From the Manage Alerts select New to screen customize an Alert. SAM – LINUX PERFORMANCE MONITORING & MANAGEMENT 9
    • Identify key performance bottlenecks of your Linux operating system » SolarWinds SAM offers a number of built-in application reports, making it quick and easy to report on application and server performance over specific time periods. You can even schedule automated report generation and email delivery. These reports help you monitor availability, performance, and utilization statistics, as well as project future trends and capacity needs to keep your Linux environment up and running at all times.Creating a customized Report» Select Start and All programs, select SolarWinds Orion» Click on Advanced Alerting, Reporting, and Mapping folder» Select Report Writer» Select Create a New Report SAM offers a number of built-in application reports, also to create customized reports SAM – LINUX PERFORMANCE MONITORING & MANAGEMENT 10
    • Email-monitoring - holistic metric capture and management of your Linux Sendmail services» Get insight into your Linux Sendmail services. Use SolarWinds SAM to monitor Sendmail metrics to know the status and performance of your Linux environment. Some Sample metrics:» Sendmail instances running» Daemon: syslogd» Disk space usage (kB) of mail folder» Disk space usage (kB) of mail queue folder» Mail queue length» Available space on /var/spool partition (MB) SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor delivers affordable, easy-to-use Linux performance monitoring and management for your multi-vendor network. Download a free, fully-functional trial and in less than an SAM offers a number of built-in application hour, you can begin monitoring and managing reports, also to create customized reports Linux performance on your network. SAM – LINUX PERFORMANCE MONITORING & MANAGEMENT 11
    • SAM 5.2 is here…Whats NEW?Get full visibility into the performance, availability, and health of your criticalbusiness applications, servers & underlying hardware.» New! Monitor Your Hyper-V Infrastructure» New! Hardware Health Summary Resource» New! Charting Improvements» New! Windows Event Log Monitor Enhancements» New! Additional Hardware Monitoring Support» New! Application Template Editing Improvements Including Multi-Edit FunctionalitySAM – LINUX PERFORMANCE MONITORING & MANAGEMENT 12
    • Top 5 Reasons to download SAM» Monitor Windows, Linux, all major databases & more than 2,700 apps» Automatically scans and discovers your systems environment» Built-in monitoring for optimal thresholds and best practices» Pinpoints risks and causes of performance degradation» Scales to support enterprise-wide application monitoring demandsSAM – LINUX PERFORMANCE MONITORING & MANAGEMENT 13
    • What IT Pros say about SolarWinds SAM» SAM named Best of TechEd in the Systems Management and Operations category at Microsoft TechEd North America 2012.  Awards produced by Windows IT Pro, SQL Server Pro, SharePoint Pro and Dev Pro» “With SolarWinds SAM I can keep track of everything in one place.”  Steve Borba, Network Security Engineer, Citizens Business Bank» “Unlike many of the enterprise offerings we had worked with previously, SAM was not bloated with information and had a clean, easy-to-use interface. Within a week-and-a-half of playing with the free trial, we were able to accomplish things with SAM that we had been trying to do with our previous system for three years.”  Jason Krisch - Manager, Technical Services - Carilion ClinicSAM – LINUX PERFORMANCE MONITORING & MANAGEMENT 14
    • Helpful Resources We invite you to learn more about SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor (SAM) Watch Video Test Drive Live Demo Ask Our Community Download 30-day Free Trial Client Testimonial Client Testimonial (SAM) Allows Carilion to be Proactive (N)Ode to SAM Whitepaper Selecting the Right Server & Application Monitoring Tool Click any of the links aboveSAM – LINUX PERFORMANCE MONITORING & MANAGEMENT 15
    • Thank You!16