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…

Posted on 26th April 2018 by Kevin Conklin

Calculating The Real Cost Of A DIY Network Monitoring Tool

It can be tempting to build your own DIY Network Monitoring solution, but what’s the real cost of building and maintaining such a tool at scale? For many start-up IT services organizations, Managed Services Providers (MSPs), and even in-house IT departments, it can be very tempting to build your own monitoring solution. This can be…

Posted on 11th April 2018 by Greg Mooney

New Cloud Monitoring Capabilities In WhatsUp® Gold 2018

If you’re a Network Administrator in a small to medium-sized business, chances are you’ve heard about our monitoring solution, WhatsUp Gold. You may even have fond memories of using it years ago. If you’ve never heard of WhatsUp Gold, then even more reason to check out the newest version, WhatsUp Gold 2018, which is packed with…

Posted on 11th April 2018 by Kevin Conklin

Custom Dashboards – WhatsUp Gold 2018

With WhatsUp Gold 2018, you have the ability to customize the view of a dashboard and this is the information you as a user want to be able to look at on a daily or a weekly basis. Rather than having to fumble through a number of reports to get the information you want, you…