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14 Feb 2018
Foglight for Databases Quick Tip - Using the Workload Column in the SQL PI Dashboard
Many of our Foglight users including myself have grown accustomed to using the " Databases " home as their starting point into their daily monitoring tasks. This dashboard provides a global view into all of the instances being monitored and gives the Foglight administrator access to alarm configuration and other settings related to the monitoring setup. From a metric perspective, the Databases home provides...
14 Feb 2018
Overcome Office 365 recovery and compliance gaps.
Overcome Office 365 recovery and compliance gaps. Quest OnDemand, Whats it all about? What is Quest On Demand? I hear you ask; Quest On Demand is a Simplified SaaS-based cloud backup, recovery and policy management solution. If you are one of the many orginisations moving to O365 you are venturing into a new and exciting productivity platform. You will be aware of both the benefits and potential risks to venture to...
13 Feb 2018
Three Reasons to Keep Your Kace Appliance Up To Date
We all have heard the old saw, “have you tried turning it off and on again”. It may be cliché but it is also relevant when dealing with and operating system or software package not behaving as it should. Keeping those things up to date is probably just as helpful in avoiding problems in the first place. One of the great benefits of owning your Kace Systems Management Appliance (SMA) is the regular updates...
13 Feb 2018
Spotlight on SQL Server Enterprise Tip: Reduce Noise Using Planned Outages
Naturally, it's VERY important to know when things are going wrong with our monitored instances. What's not helpful is the dreaded "False Positive." You know the scenario I'm about to describe. It's 03:00 and you're sleeping soundly and dreaming of the yacht you'll be sailing during your retirement. Suddenly, you're awakened by an alert that your instances are unavailable! During...
12 Feb 2018
“License and Registration, please…” Spotlight
So, you’ve downloaded and installed an evaluation of Spotlight Enterprise. Good news…it comes with a 30-day evaluation license key! Spotlight is fully functional (not limited trial functionality). It simply expires after the 30 days. There are a couple of situations where you will need to apply a Spotlight license. Perhaps the Sales Rep you’re working with has provided an extended license to allow you...