Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Fine-Tune your Performance Monitoring checks in MAX RM

When you first install MAX RemoteManagement on a server, you may notice a high amount of performance monitoring alerts. This may seem daunting at first, but you can quickly get these alerts under control, as shown in this video:


While you should watch the full video for the detailed instructions, the process can be summarized as follows:

  1. Temporarily Suppress Alerting while data is collected
  2. Analyze the Performance Monitoring Data to determine the proper baselines for the system
  3. Edit Performance Monitoring Checks to reflect those new baselines
  4. Change General Performance Monitoring Alert Thresholds to report on overall trends instead of spikes