Tag Archives: sysadmins

50 Top Server Monitoring & Application Performance Monitoring (APM) Solutions

Back in 2014, I compiled a list of the top 20 server performance monitoring solutions. Largely because I already had a list saved locally for my own reference. Posting that list publicly was a great way to gain feedback and recommendations on other tools available. In fact, most of the companies listed below were not included in my initial top 20 list. […]

APM Showdown: Which APM tool is right for you?

Guest post by Anand Akela, Director of Product Marketing, AppDynamics. In an ever-increasing digital world, IT Operations teams are struggling to monitor their application landscapes and third-party dependencies. A major key in their toolbelts is an application performance monitoring (APM) solution, which can provide business and user context and correlation to their application performance. Choosing the […]

Use atop for Linux server performance analysis, here’s how

Why use atop? We’re all familiar with top, a real-time system monitor. Some prefer htop and recently I mentioned iotop but for disk read/write monitoring. Today, I wanted to highlight another popular tool for Linux server performance analysis… atop. Atop is a ASCII full-screen performance monitor which can log and report the activity of all server processes. One feature I […]

The Linux Foundation’s New Training Bundle to Increase Career Mobility for SysAdmins

SAN FRANCISCO, May 12, 2016 – The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit advancing professional open source management for mass collaboration, today announced the availability of its new course, LFS211 Advanced Linux System Administration and Networking. The course provides the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed as a senior Linux sysadmin, as well as to pass the […]

Review: GrooveHQ’s ‘Free Forever’ Plan, not free forever

Update Aug 20th 2016: You can read similar experiences by other users in the comments section below. List of free forever and paid help desk software worth a try: Freshdesk*, Desk, Help Scout*, HappyFox, Jitbit, Kayako, Deskero*, Enchant, Zendesk, SupportBee, Mojo Help Desk*, Zoho*, Helprace*, Reamaze, Keeping, Bornevia, Firehose Help Desk, Brimir*. *Truly Free Forever plan offered. If you are looking for a Help Desk solution, GrooveHQ works. But so does HelpScout and the others listed […]