Because there are many ways to view these activities, I’ll provide some more formal definitions that may help you put each of the activities in this book in context.
Monitoring is the process of maintaining surveillance over the existence and magnitude of state change and data flow in a system. Monitoring aims to identify faults and assist in their subsequent elimination. The techniques used in monitoring of information systems intersect the fields of real-time processing, statistics, and data analysis. A set of software components used for data collection, their processing, and presentation is called a monitor...
Monitoring and Alerting
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