Learn to deploy deep monitoring of both servers and apps with Packt's new book and eBook

December 2013 | Open Source

Packt is pleased to announce the release of its new book SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor: Deployment and Administration, This book offers systems administrators with great insight into their physical and virtual servers and mission-critical applications. It provides step-by-step tutorials to walk the readers through every feature, while teaching how to tailor the product to their own network environment and is now available in print and all the popular eBook formats priced at $36.99 and $18.69 respectively.

About the Author:
Justin M. Brant has over 15 years of IT industry experience. As an adolescent, he was mentored by his grandfather Edgar J. Reynolds, a retired Naval Oceans Systems Center (NOSC) Electronic Engineer, who trained him on systems such as Apple II, Macintosh Plus, and Windows 2.x. His grandfather's guidance led to a position at Datel Systems, where he began his career in the IT industry. Shortly thereafter, Justin and his brother Gregory created Blue Sun Design LLC, a consulting group focused on the Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) Framework, designed to support small to medium-sized business networks. He later joined the Biomedical Research Institute of America Institutional Review Board (BioMed IRB) as the Network Administrator, where he maintained the IT infrastructure consistent with FDA regulations for electronic records and patient confidentiality. Presently, Justin is the Technical Support Manager at Integrated Default Solutions (IDSolutions). His position is multifaceted, involving network support, strategy, design, transition, and operation. In addition, he is the in-house specialist for the ShoreTel PBX & ECC VoIP system.

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor (SAM) with full visibility into critical applications and will monitor, alert, remediate and report on not only apps but their underlying server hardware. SAM provides robust capabilities to monitor and fix servers and applications, including custom application monitoring. This ASP.NET Web application not only gathers hardware- and software-related data, but helps you interpret it by presenting informative dashboards, drill-down metrics, and best-practice remediation advice.

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor: Deployment and Administration will guide the readers through equipping network devices and servers for SolarWinds SAM utilization. It will provide a sequential, hands-on overview of the product, and is suited for networks of all sizes, ranging from small businesses to larger enterprises.

Readers will learn how to populate SolarWinds SAM with nodes, then classify and group nodes to tailor the product to network environment. By doing so, they will benefit from key features such as automated alerts, traps, and reports. Each feature is explained in a practical and useful manner via tutorials and real-world examples to help start monitoring network quickly and efficiently, while keeping security implications in mind by applying enterprise-level best practices.

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor: Deployment and Administration covers the following topics:

Chapter 1: Deployment Strategy
Chapter 2: Installing and Configuring SolarWinds SAM
Chapter 3: Customizing SolarWinds SAM
Chapter 4: Events, Traps, and Alerts
Chapter 5: Syslog, Reporting, and Network Atlas

This book is ideal for an IT professionals ranging from an entry-level technician to a more advanced network or system administrator new to network monitoring services and/or SolarWinds SAM.

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For more information, please visit: http://www.packtpub.com/solarwinds-server-application-monitor-deployment-and-administration/book

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