Posted on 15th October 2018 by Michael O'Dwyer

Managing User Permissions in Active Directory is the Logical Choice

Users are part of any network and while sometimes troublesome, it’s the responsibility of the IT admin team to ensure that users can access only the resources necessary to perform their roles. The receptionist has no need to access software project data and software developers have no interest in HR resources. Therefore, user permissions are…

Posted on 28th September 2018 by Jeff Edwards

VIDEO: How to Monitor an AWS EC2 Instance in WhatsUp Gold 2018

One of the new features of Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold 2018 is the ability to monitor cloud resources. This ability allows organizations to monitor cloud resources like AWS and Azure just like they do on-premise. In this snip, we’ll go over how to set up an AWS EC2 instance in WhatsUp Gold 2018. Once we’ve got…

Posted on 12th September 2018 by Jeff Edwards

How to Choose a Network Bandwidth Monitoring Tool

A lot can change in a decade. In so many ways, we’re living in a completely different landscape than we were just ten years ago, and workplace technology is no exception. We’ve moved workloads to the cloud, introduced BYOD policies, and now rely on workplace wi-fi way for all corporate provisioned devices. All of this…

Posted on 10th September 2018 by Jeff Edwards

VIDEO: Monitoring Azure Virtual Machines with WhatsUp Gold 2018

With the latest release of WhatsUp Gold, we’ve addedcloud performance monitoring and the ability to track virtual resource usage, so that you always know how much you’re spending on cloud services such as Azure and AWS. In this video from Ipswitch contributor Adam Bertram, we’ll cover how to use WhatsUp Gold 2018 to monitor Azure VMs. Big…

Posted on 24th August 2018 by Jeff Edwards

The What and Why of Application Monitoring

In a complex network environment, traditional methods for application monitoring can be cumbersome, complicated, or even inefficient. In order for modern enterprises to maintain a competitive advantage in today’s lightning speed digital market, it’s very important to focus on business-critical applications. If a customer finds that a site’s applications don’t load quickly, you can expect…

Posted on 20th August 2018 by Jeff Edwards

Getting Visibility Into VMware and Hyper-V Environments: The Metrics You Should Be Monitoring

The idea for server virtualization technology was originally conceived as a means to reduce costs through software consolidation. Looking back it seems like a pretty obvious solution, but at the time this was revelatory. Instead of running each individual workload on a separate physical server, unused hardware capacity was now able to be used to…

Posted on 20th August 2018 by Kevin Conklin

What Is Network Flow Monitoring?

Just what is network flow monitoring? To put it simply, network flow monitoring is a way of looking into the actual traffic flowing across a network. Communications across a network are between two endpoints. The traffic consists of multiple layers of communications from the very basic ‘hey I need a communications channel’ at the transport…

Posted on 12th July 2018 by Jeff Edwards

Bandwidth Monitoring 101: Network Traffic Analysis Best Practices

Monitoring traffic and bandwidth usage across LAN links is an essential part of ensuring optimal network performance. What is Bandwidth Monitoring? Bandwidth monitors collect, monitor, and analyze network traffic volume by end-point (user), port, interface, and protocol (application). This information enables multiple best practices, such as: Assuring adequate bandwidth for business-critical applications. Minimizing the impact…

Posted on 29th June 2018 by Alex Jablokow

How to Use SNMP to Monitor Network Devices

Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) is a standard set of communication rules, that is, a protocol. This protocol governs the main way for querying and monitoring the hardware and software on a computer network. It doesn’t matter whether the hardware is from Juniper or Cisco, or whether the software is UNIX or Windows, SNMP uses…

Posted on 26th June 2018 by Alex Jablokow

A Guide to IP Address Management Software

IP address management software enables you to plan, track, and manage the IP addresses on your computer network. It ensures that you are aware of the inventory of assignable IP addresses. Every network uses IP addressing, from those serving large enterprises to small home networks. And it isn’t just devices like servers and workstations that…