If monitoring the performance of business critical applications is indisputable, then so is monitoring the status of the hardware on which these applications run. Often, servers develop critical problems without warning, resulting in expensive hardware repairs. Hence, keeping an eye on the status and performance of your servers hardware component with robust hardware monitoring tools is critical, so that server downtimes can be minimized.
Applications Manager's Hardware monitoring software proactively monitors details like health of processors, failure of any physical or logical drive, cooling units/fans and current voltage, etc. for hardware servers (HP Proliant and Dell Power Edge) and VMware ESX/ESXi servers, to identify issues caused by a malfunctioning hardware component.
Any kind of degradation in server hardware performance is closely linked to the status of the following parameters.
Power supply rating: Voltages or power ratings outside permissible range can damage electrical components or cause system failure. Monitor the voltage/wattage readings of servers with our hardware monitoring software to make sure that they are within the safe operating limit.
CPU fan speed : It is critical to check the working of the fan, to detect overheating, due to prolonged temperature spikes. For instance, if the fan stops working, there will be severe damage to the server components and it will fail.
Temperature : In cases, where the temperature increases beyond the operational range, the processor gets a burn out. Monitor temperatures at server CPU as well as at the system board inlet with Applications Manager's hardware performance monitor, to determine if the components are operating at a safe limit.
Disk and Array : View disk details(physical and logical) and ensure data availability by detecting disk failures or file system corruptions before it becomes completely nonrecoverable.
Memory: Get statistics for the type and size of installed memory modules. Detect faulty /improper installation or configuration of memory modules with our hadware health monitor and rectify them.
Processor: Our Hardware performance monitoring tool helps you view CPU configuration details and ensure proper functioning of CPUs by monitoring the status( speed, core count, etc.) of processor devices.
Applications Manager's Hardware monitoring tool enables you to configure alarms to receive proactive alerts when the states of the components falls into these categories: failed, error, non-recoverable, warning, degraded, and critical, so that corrective action can be taken quickly.
Hardware monitoring is the process of monitoring resources and performance in a computer system.
You can use a PC hardware monitoring software to monitor your hardware performance if you work in small scale environments. In case of large IT environments, enterprise hardware monitors like Applications Manager will help ensure the health by providing status, availability and real time performance stats. Download now.