"Foglight Skills 101” Webcast Series

We recently started this webcast series directed specifically at existing Foglight administrators and users within your organization.   We call the series, “Foglight Skills 101.”  

We present topics that have a broad interest among administrators and users – people who use Foglight  often, but who might need some help getting up to speed with an important feature/function of Foglight.  This series takes place on either the last Tuesday or Thursday of every month and lasts approximately 45 minutes.  The next webcast is being planned  for Tuesday, August 29, 2017.   
 
Each webcast completed so far in 2017 is listed here, along with the link to the Webex recording of each presentation (and each new webcast will be added to the list each month):

 

Tuesday, April 25, 2017:  Tips for Rule and Alarm Management

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This webcast covered the following:

  • Best practices for altering rules
  • Rule conditions
  • Rule actions (defining what takes place when an alarm fires)
  • Rule behaviors (do you want to see the actual frequency of a triggered alarm, or more of a sampling?)
  • Scoping of rules and alert threshold values to finely tune when, and for what, an alarm fires

 

Wednesday, May 24, 2017:  Moving from Performance Analysis to Performance Investigator

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This webcast covered the following:

Many of our customers have already moved their deep-dive monitoring and diagnostics over to Foglight Performance Investigator.  In doing so, they’ve been able to take advantage of much greater simplicity, scalability, and also a much richer feature set than any other product on the market.  This webcast will explore the differences between Foglight Performance Analysis and Foglight Performance Investigator, while describing key considerations for anyone making the move.

 

Tuesday, May 30, 2017:  Gain More Time to Improve and Innovate:  Zero in on Your Problems Quickly!

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This webcast covered the following:

  

  • Alarm workflows for common use cases:
    • Address a current server resource problem.
    • Determine if activity on a database is unusual or normal.
    • Use alarms to aid capacity planning processes.
  • Use email notifications to alert the right people of problems that need attention.
  • Manage alarms: locate, acknowledge, clear, and purge alarms when appropriate.

 

Tuesday, June 27, 2017:   Find More Time for Innovation and Helping Your Business:  Invoke Variables for More Nimble Monitoring

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This webcast covered the following:

  • Important but often overlooked variables for core Foglight functions
  • Describe the difference between registry variables, rule variables and severity-level variables
  • Uses of variables for email notifications
  • Scoping registry variable values for common use cases

  

Thursday, July 27, 2017:   Distinct and Helpful Features of Database Cartridges

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This webcast covered the following:

  • Databases dashboard tips and tricks.
  • Steps to define alert thresholds and email notifications for database alarms.
  • How to create and use User-Defined Collections.
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Tim.Fritz
A veteran of the IT profession, former database administrator, data architect, business systems analyst, programmer, technical trainer, and IT manager, Tim has now been in sales engineering for over 16...