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Completely updated for System Center Configuration Manager, this comprehensive book provides intermediate and advanced coverage of all aspects of the product, including planning and installation, migrating from previous versions of Configuration Manager, deploying software and operating systems, security, more » monitoring and troubleshooting, and automating and customizing. The authors take a hands-on approach by providing many real-world scenarios to show readers how to use the tool in various contexts. This anchors the conceptual explanations in practical application. « less
This book teaches you how to install, configure and implement the Elastic Stack (Elasticsearch, Logstash and Kibana) – the invaluable tool for anyone deploying a centralized log management solution for servers and apps. Supported by Puppet and available with various plugins, Elastic Stack is the best more » option for your server log management. You will learn how to use and configure Elastic Stack independently and alongside Puppet. Each chapter includes real-world examples and practical troubleshooting tips, enabling you to get up and running with Elastic Stack in record time. Fully customizable and easy to use, Elastic Stack enables you to be on top of your servers all the time, and resolve problems for your clients as fast as possible. Get started with it using this book today. What You Will Learn: * How to install and configure Logstash * How to use Logstash with Elasticsearch and Kibana * How to use Logstash with Puppet and Foreman * How to centralize data processing Who This Book Is For: Beginning Elastic Stackis for anyone working on multiple servers who needs to search their logs using a web interface. It is ideal for server administrators who have just started their job and need to look after multiple servers efficiently. « less
Over 40 practical recipes to help you plan, create, and manage reports efficiently for all components of Microsoft System Center
***** About This Book ***** * Create and deliver high value reports to show the value of your System Center investment * Gain access to real world solutions in the art and science of report planning and creation using System Center data * Practical cookbook with recipes that will help you get the more » most out of Microsoft System Center through the creation of business valued reports ***** Who This Book Is For ***** This book is for IT professionals who are responsible for producing report using the data from System Center components. Basic knowledge of Microsoft System Center technologies is assumed. ***** What You Will Learn ***** * Understand the goals of reporting * Plan and organize the reporting environment for sharing report parts and role-based security * Plan and design System Center reports * About the System Center report building tools available to you * Create powerful reports using System Center reporting databases * Create System Center advanced reports * Use Power BI to analyze and visualize System Center data ***** In Detail ***** Microsoft System Center 2012 is an integrated management platform that helps you to easily and efficiently manage your data centers, client devices, and hybrid cloud IT environments. This hands-on cookbook will guide you through how to create ready-to-use reports for all the components of System Center. The book starts by showing you how to plan business valued reports, while also discussing the building blocks of your reporting framework. Moving on from the basics, the later recipes demonstrate how you can create System Center Configuration Manager reports using the report builder tool and System Center Operations and Virtual Machine Manager reports with data available from the Operations Manager databases. The book will then teach you how to build on and enhance the reports previously created by delving into advanced reporting techniques such as creating database reports, based on combined data sources. Finally, you will use Power BI to analyze and visualize System Center data, while also looking into the seamless integration between cloud services and System Center. « less
Your one-stop solution to efficient network monitoring with Zabbix
This book will help you to implement a powerful network monitoring solution based on Zabbix. Beginning with the installation of Zabbix, you will be guided through the complex task of designing, configuring, and deploying an enterprise class solution to efficiently monitor the networking infrastructures. more » Focusing on DNS and proxies, IT admins will learn how to effectively monitor a large network using Zabbix. Starting with a quick walk-through of the basics, this book will prove to be an invaluable tutorial if you intend to deploy a robust and secure monitoring system for your networking environment with 24/7 automated reporting and logging. With extensive coverage of network topology with maps and graphs, this book will enable you to set up an effective monitoring solution for your network infrastructure. The book's fast-paced, easy-to-follow approach ensures that you'll learn everything quickly and efficiently. « less
Learn how to set up Nagios 4 in order to monitor your systems efficiently
One of the most important challenges in system monitoring is to detect and report any malfunctioning system or device as soon as possible, so that you as an administrator are aware of the problem before a user runs into one. Nagios is a powerful monitoring tool that enables organizations to identify more » and resolve IT infrastructure problems before they affect critical business processes. It monitors your entire IT infrastructure to ensure systems, applications, services, and business processes are functioning properly. In the event of a failure, Nagios can alert the technical staff of the problem, allowing them to begin remediation processes before outages affect business processes, end-users, or customers. « less
Create insightful reports for your server infrastructure using Puppet
ABOUT THIS BOOK * Learn how to prepare and setup Puppet to report on a wealth of data * Develop your own custom plugins and work with report processor systems * Explore compelling ways to utilize and present Puppet data with easy-to-follow examples WHO THIS BOOK IS FOR If you are a Puppet developer more » or a system administrator using Puppet, and you want to extend your expertise to manage and optimize your server resources, then this book is for you. WHAT YOU WILL LEARN * Set up Puppet for reporting * Utilize the built-in report processors to report, analyze, and alert * Learn how to find and install custom report processors * Create your own custom report processors * Generate reports using PuppetDB's powerful API * Create feature-rich dashboards using Puppet and Dashing IN DETAIL Starting with the very basics of Puppet, Puppet Reporting and Monitoring will guide you through configuring additional reports and creating new, feature-rich reports using the comprehensive Puppet tool. Packed with practical examples and precise instructions, this book is all you need to start exploring Puppet reports. You will then learn how to create custom reports and finally understand the best way to present and utilize multitudes of data obtained from different servers under management. You will learn how to use the built-in report processors and will also gain hands-on experience in creating your very own report processors. With this book, you will learn how to optimize its features such as asynchronous data storage and catalog compilation. You will also delve into using open source tools such as Graphite and Dashing to make attractive and informative dashboards quickly and easily. « less
Install, configure, and get real results from Spiceworks in just a couple of hours
Overview * Configure Spiceworks to scan your network and provide essential information * Configure Reporting, Purchasing, and using the Spiceworks Community to save precious hours and become more efficient * Configure your help desk and user portal to keep track of your work In Detail Over more » 2 million IT pros have installed Spiceworks. It helps them with their daily tasks, streamlines processes, and even saves them money, all for free! Getting Started with Spiceworks is an ideal resource to install Spiceworks and run it on your network. After all, over 2 million IT pros can’t be wrong, so learn how to join the Spiceworks IT revolution. "Getting Started with Spiceworks" starts from downloading the app to having a fully functional Spiceworks installation in just a few minutes. It will cover Network Inventory, Help Desk, Self-Service User Portal, knowledge bases, and more in detail for you to get the most out of Spiceworks.Whether you have a decade of experience or you are new to the IT field, Spiceworks has tools for every IT pro's needs. You will learn how to make your daily tasks easier, streamline existing processes, and even save money with Spiceworks. "Getting Started with Spiceworks" will walk you through the Spiceworks installation step-by-step. It will cover topics such as configuring Spiceworks to scan your network and organize information, setting up Help Desk and Self-Service User Portal, running reports that dazzle and streamline your purchasing process, and connecting with other IT pros around your area or around the world thoroughly. "Getting Started with Spiceworks" will provide insights and tips from experts on Spiceworks. It is an ideal guide to progress quickly from installation to Spiceworks being an essential part of your IT day. What you will learn from this book * Use tips and tricks to install Spiceworks in your environment * Configure Spiceworks to scan your network and organize the wealth of information that Spiceworks delivers * Set up Help Desk to track issues, time, and improve communication with end users * Utilize the powerful reporting engine of Spiceworks * Configure Self-Service User Portal to open trouble tickets, and serve as a hub for information * Use Spiceworks for Monitoring and Alerts * Set up a knowledge base to document issues and resolutions * Use Spiceworks for IT Purchasing needs to save you money and time * Configure Asset and Warranty information within Spiceworks Approach This book will have a getting started approach, thus making it easy for the readers to understand and learn Spiceworks. Who this book is written for This book is for any IT pro who wants to make their day easier. With this book, you can go from installing Spiceworks to having a good working knowledge of it in a single afternoon, no Spiceworks experience required! This book assumes no prior experience with Spiceworks. « less
Write custom scripts to monitor, analyze, and optimize any device in your network
Overview * Learn something new in an Instant! A short, fast, focused guide delivering immediate results. * Write custom plugins to monitor servers, printers, routers, and other devices. * Pinpoint server performance issues with ease. * Improve server performance by finding the root of the problem. In more » Detail The real challenge of performance issues comes from trying to get to the root of the problem. Having a monitoring system set up makes your life, as a system administrator, a lot easier. The Instant Munin Plugin Starter is a practical, hands-on guide that teaches you how to set up and monitor your network. Through a simple step-by-step process you will learn how to monitor other devices in your network and learn to write your own plugins. By the end of the book you will have the skills and the confidence to write plugins for any day-to-day task. This book breaks down monitoring with Munin into small, easy-to-follow steps. It starts by setting up a webserver to act as a Munin master and ends by teaching you how to write a custom plugin by yourself. Learn how to configure Munin nodes to monitor servers and other devices in your network. This will make it easy to monitor switches, printers, or any other device attached to the network. If you want to learn how monitoring gives you insight into your network, the Munin Plugin Starter is the book for you. What you will learn from this book * Configure a Munin master. * Set up a Munin node. * Instal plugins. * Monitoring hardware. * Setting up the Munin master webserver. * Writing a plugin in Bash and Perl. * Finding plugins to monitor specifics in your network. Approach Get to grips with a new technology, understand what it is and what it can do for you, and then get to work with the most important features and tasks.This hands-on Starter guide will get you up and running with Munin and Munin plugins, giving you the power to monitor, fix, and optimize your networks. Who this book is written for This book is great for system administrators who want to improve the monitoring level of their systems. It's assumed that you have some experience with Linux-based systems and know your way around them. « less
Leverage the power of Opsview to effectively monitor your physical, virtual, and private cloud infrastructure
Monitoring increasingly complex IT environments can pose quite a challenge. Virtualization and cloud-based applications are finding their way into many IT estates over the world. Keeping a watchful eye out for your infrastructure is now more important than ever, and Opsview allows you to do just that. Monitoring more » with Opsview is a practical guide to the entire Opsview product range, consisting of various examples and screenshots to help you get up and running with Opsview. This book will show you the powerful features and modules available in Opsview, and will help you create an Opsview-based monitoring system suited for your needs. « less
Develop an integrated monitoring solution for virtually any kind of network
Monitor almost anything in a network Control notifications in your network by configuring Nagios Core. Get a handle on best practices and time-saving configuration methods for a leaner configuration. Use the web interface to control notification behaviour on the fly and for scheduled outages, without more » restarts. Pull Nagios Core's data into a database to write clever custom reports of your own devising. « less