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  • Writer's pictureAndré Wagener

Increasing performance monitoring for your current infrastructure

Every organization has a different network as per their needs and network infrastructure but the way it is monitored and configured varies. However, adopting effective practices can help businesses to boost their network infrastructure. There are certain ways that can contribute to improving the performance of the current network infrastructure monitoring, such as:

Mapping out the current architecture

The most initial step in network monitoring is to be aware of the network and server infrastructure being used. The tech team must be aware of the routers, switches, and endpoints, etc. that are involved. Additionally, with the total device inventory, the physical location of the network and connections is important to know. It is impossible to monitor effectively in the absence of the complete whereabouts of the network hardware.

To save time and energy from manually recording the information, network mapping software can be used that can create automatic diagram within minutes. These network mapping tools can also help in detecting devices that are up or down to support timely troubleshooting.

Determining the critical information to monitor

Breakdown of any device could cause a major problem to the organization, for instance, core switch stack, this would result in no access of emails and internet to users. Therefore, it is important to know the devices that can cause operational hindrances for users when they fail. Along with this, the network team must know the metrics to focus on if the device goes off-grid.

Many network monitoring software uses SNMP or different protocols to find the commonly used device metrics and also help the team building their custom device inquiry to detect exactly what you require from the hardware.

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Configuring SNMP on network devices

SNMP can help in gathering a large amount of information related to network performance and the most common one is Internet protocols. The core infrastructure can be configured to support SNMP that can monitor metrics beyond the up or down status.

Core hardware upgrades

To better utilize the time, outdated hardware must be replaced instead of optimizing it. The core switches, firewalls, and routers in the network are not able to support the protocols of modern performance monitoring, this may limit the type of performance data to be captured. It will further impede the ability to monitor, respond and mitigate network problems effectively.

Implementation of continuous monitoring

The first step of optimal network performance is to monitor 8-5 but to enable ongoing monitoring will support effective network operations 24/7. For instance, in industries like finance where the team is required product and service availability at all hours of the day. Continuous network monitoring does not require extra work or office time.

Moreover, network monitoring solutions can help in keeping track of device statuses and send notifications in real-time whenever network issues occur via email or text.

Following these steps to get a powerful network with improved response time, and high visibility. However, solution providers like MCG can help in supporting the network monitoring of enterprises who are willing to increase their productivity by building a healthy network.

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