Through experience, we know that many monitoring projects start when an intern arrives in the company (it’s even how Centreon was born) and is put under the orders of an overworked “adminsys” who follows the project as best they can. With Enterprise and business digitization, IT monitoring has become as crucial as critical for enterprise performance. It is a fully-fledged enterprise project that requires a true thought process on what’s at stake before being deployed.
Between the fans, those who find the subject complex, and those who only have a limited use for it, monitoring is still too often the victim of preconceived ideas from the turn of the century. Viewed as a technical subject instead of a business subject, monitoring is often reserved to a small group of users who are in the know, that is when it’s not relegated to an intern. However, in the past decade, monitoring has grown and taken on a new dimension, changing from a commodity to a strategic corporate department.
This is a quick overview of preconceived ideas about monitoring that we would like to see the back of (because things have changed over the last decade!).
Today, IT infrastructures are more and more complex and dynamic. With cloud infrastructure and applications based on containers, infrastructure changes quickly and must be up to date into your monitoring system.
The best way to be up to date is to use automatization with a configuration management tool. In this article we will be use Salt like configuration manager but methodology are the same for other tools.
Incoming search terms:
- https://blog centreon com/tutorial-how-to-automate-your-centreon-monitoring-with-salt/#more-5614
- using salt cache runner in sls file to get grains
Monitoring tools are above all intended for IT professionals so that they can secure and automate their information system monitoring. But not only…
The new generations of tools such as Centreon EMS make it possible to consider monitoring outside the restricted area of the IT Department and to initiate new practices. Here are a few improvement possibilities to give your users more autonomy to reduce intervention times and IT downtime by using your IT monitoring solution.
Openness and interoperability have become undeniable key criteria for many IT decision-makers. Monitoring has not escaped this trend. Choosing an IT monitoring tool capable of easily communicating in almost real-time with an information system is all the more important since new generations of IT monitoring tools provide increasingly rich data and analyses. Here are five good reasons to integrate interoperability into your criteria when opting for an IT monitoring tool.