Thursday, December 20, 2012

"Effective Monitoring and Alerting" By Stawek Ligus, 1st Edition.

The art of monitoring and alerting

The main audiences for this book are system operators and system/network administrators who work extensively with monitoring and plan alerting configurations that strive to maintain high availability and deliver a high quality of service at the lowest cost.

The first chapter of the book is an introduction that explains the concept and definition of monitoring and alerting and the following chapters discuss monitoring, alerting, scale, monitoring in system automation, work environment, measure success, and principles. The author’s writing style is clear, informative, and practical. I was worried that the content would be dry but I have to admit that the information was interesting and engaging. The only real issue I had with the book was that there is no index.

Although this book is recommended for system operators and system/network administrators, I believe that anyone in information technology can benefit from it.

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