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Check out how Close Premium Finance, a pioneer provider of premium finance products and services in the UK and Ireland, relies on WhatsUp Gold to ensure day-to-day network operations.
In this case study, read how Dan Coffey, Network Support Team Leader at Close Premium Finance, and his team have been using WhatsUp Gold since 2003 to ensure the day-to-day operations of the network. Also, see how they use Flow Monitor to keep an eye on bandwidth levels and utilization.
A recently published case study about the challenges PCI was facing and why they ended up choosing WhatsUp Gold as their solution.
Take a look at the challenges George Hicks faced when he joined PCI and took over the network infrastructure. Learn why WhatsUp Gold was chosen and how George immediately implemented it as a solution.
Automate: Tools > Database Utilities > Tools... > Check for fragmented tables
WhatsUp Gold provides a few database tools to help maintain your WhatsUp database. One of the most useful is the 'Check for fragmented tables...' option. Fragmented tables can cause performance issues not just on table lookups, but on insert and delete operations as well, meaning everything that ever reads, updates or deletes from some of the tables could benefit from having the fragmentation removed. In this post I have a script that runs in the background to produce the output of the…
What's the outlook heading into 2012 for networking careers? Companies are hiring again, and the economic climate is not as gloomy as it was a couple of years ago. The face of networking and communication has changed rather dramatically the last few years, too........Find out more in this assessment of the networking job market.
List all monitors that are not attached to a device
Scrolling through my list of active monitors today, I realised I have way too many to remember whats on what device. And I also rely heavily on the 'Use in rescan' option to ensure that the correct monitors go on each device. My realisation was that even though I have configured the monitors, they may not have been attached to a device when using the rescan; say that monitor was actually down at the moment of rescan for example. So I think I may have monitors that are not attached to…
Turn on/off 'Use in rescan' option for specific monitor types in bulk
There I was happily WUG'ing away, testing Action scripts, adding new devices etc., when I was asked by my boss to add an additional 15 servers to WUG. No problem I thought; so I added the 15 servers, ran a 'Rescan' option on them all as I discovered them, and went back to my normal work. A few minutes later, one of our webservers had a bit of a funny 5 minutes and IIS froze. This meant that WUG reported the website as being down. But not just on the server that the site was running…
Description of threshold can't be edited using console but we have to use SQL queries...
The operation is divided into 2 parts...
You will use it to get the information of all alert center thresholds
select sAlertDescription,* from ProActiveAlert
You should select the nProActiveAlertID that you want to change
set sAlertDescription = 'Ahmed Basiouny Ali'
where nProActiveAlertID = 10
- ProActiveAlert -- database table
- Ahmed Basiouny Ali -- the text that you want to add
- 10 -- value of…
Network Attached Storage (NAS) is relatively new on the storage front, but quickly gaining popularity for its ease-of-use and cost-effectiveness through storage devices that can be directly accessed over a network. In this best practices document, see how NAS devices can benefit your organization.
FCoE converges LAN, SAN and other data center components, allowing for consolidation of your storage traffic, reducing costs and your carbon footprint. But is it right for your data center? Learn more about this latest network infrastructure option in this best practices article.
There are just some things a network engineer can't be without -- from a good layer 2 discovery tool to intangible value items such as a vast knowledge base. Here is a list of the top 10 items that should be in every network engineer's "toolbox."