Monitoring stories

improving IT service quality

It's not always clear how software tools that you've heard described abstractly can be actually put to use in your company in a way that makes business sense.

This article demonstrates the business case for using Alyvix to monitor your networked, streamed and virtual applications by presenting a real world, implemented use case in a Logistics company that uses Microsoft's Dynamics AX platform over RDWeb.

Alyvix's Visual Monitoring approach can help you discover and solve IT problems that end users often face like slow applications, which lead to low productivity. Read on to find out even more benefits of Alyvix.

Monitoring is essential to keeping IT systems running smoothly. Alyvix Server's visual monitoring approach complements typical monitoring systems by directly measuring what users experience. You can explore these measurements graphically to find and certify severe latencies and service interruptions, potentially resolve them and even prevent them from occurring. That's the Alyvix Value.

Because Alyvix uses a visual approach to monitoring, based on how a user experiences the functionality and latency of an application interface, it is highly complementary to more traditional monitoring systems that measure raw system numbers. It also easily integrates with monitoring systems like PRTG ™ that provide the ability to implement custom probes. Read on to see how you can integrate Alyvix Server with PRTG to add visual monitoring graphs to your existing PRTG dashboards and views.

So you've made a few Alyvix test cases, and you want to take the next step to full scale monitoring. Let's say you've also used Checkmk ™ as your monitoring system in the past, so you're familiar with it and you'd like to use it again. Well you're in luck then! This guide will show you how to set up both Alyvix Server and Checkmk to begin monitoring your Alyvix test cases and access Checkmk's dashboards and visualizations.

You use SalesForce Cloud Edition. Or maybe, you have a number of employees who use it. Then you'll want to make sure that they aren't losing time because of network problems or hardware bottlenecks. In this article I'll show you the basic steps you'll need to integrate Alyvix, Alyvix Server, and a monitoring system to both warn you in case of problems, and to visualize historical data for trend analysis or to save resources.

With larger software suites and web applications like SalesForce, you might tend to create two types of user-centric monitoring checks: shallow, panoramic test cases to make sure a large number of modules are working at a basic level, and then one or more deep, highly specific test cases to be sure a particular module is working across a range of its functionalities. This article shows you how to create a deep check, using SalesForce Cloud Edition as an example.