ABCs of IT Infrastructure

The ABCs of IT Infrastructure Monitoring

Your Guide to the Basic Concepts of
Infrastructure Monitoring

Your Introduction to Infrastructure Monitoring

The subject of IT infrastructure monitoring – often referred to as network monitoring – can be overwhelming to beginners. As network complexity grows with new assets, clouds and capabilities so does the range and depth of related topics. So, where should you start?

We’re here to help with that. In our alphabetized index of IT infrastructure monitoring subjects, we’ve captured the basics along with several advanced and newer topics. For each letter from A to Z, we have a blog post that walks you through definitions, examples and the occasional pro tip. Individual posts also link to additional resources when available.

This is an ongoing project. Here are the letters/topics we’ve completed to date:

LetterTopicArticle
AAlertsNetwork Alerts—Monitoring and Notifications
BBandwidthWhat is Network Bandwidth? How to Measure and Optimize Bandwidth for Fast, Smooth Traffic Flows
CConfiguration
Management
Best Practices: Network Configuration Management
FFirewall
Monitoring
What is Firewall Monitoring?
LLog
Management
Why is Network Monitoring and Network Log Management So Crucial?
SSNMPWhat is SNMP, Anyway? How the Lifeblood of Network Monitoring Works
TTopology
Mapping
What is Network Topology?
VVoIP
Monitoring
WhatsUp Gold Lesson: How Do I Configure a Device to Monitor My Voice over IP (VoIP) SLA?
WWeb
Performance
What is Web Performance Monitoring and What is it Good For?

 

We recommend that you bookmark this page and return to see new additions as we fill out the full list of 26 topics.

Looking for a Single Guide to Get You Started?

We know you’re no dummy, but Network Monitoring For Dummies can help you recognize best practices for monitoring and managing your organization’s network. The eBook covers how to grasp network monitoring fundamentals, defines alerts and actions, and much more. Add this to your knowledge from the ABC posts above and you’ll be well on your way to becoming an IT infrastructure monitoring master.

WhatsUp Gold Network Monitoring Software

WhatsUp Gold makes network monitoring simple. With one unified network management dashboard, WhatsUp Gold makes it easy to monitor, alert, and report on IT infrastructure performance. IT managers can centralize physical and virtual server monitoring, application performance monitoring, bandwidth monitoring and log management to avoid downtime and fix problems fast. WhatsUp Gold allows IT to visualize and isolate network performance problems while enabling simple network discovery, mapping and configuration. Watch a demo, request a price quote or try it yourself.