Monitoring the Network Load with Powershell


Monitoring is an important activity in IT operations, it’s essential for correlating the state of all the moving parts of our systems and applications and create a big picture of the health of the whole environment.¬† Before going down the rabbit hole of complicated monitoring tools and techniques let’s start with define a that monitoring can be subjective and on a case-by-case can be very basic or detailed and can let you choose a specific tool or strategy. There is no one-size-fits-all. This week I needed to implement a custom check to monitor the network load/usage on any Windows OS and instead of looking for a third-party tool and deploying maybe another agent on servers I wrote a Powershell script to perform this activity.

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Book Review: UNIX and Linux System Administration Handbook, 5th Edition

I love Linux and I always considered myself an Open Source enthusiast. After reading “The Practice of System and Network Administration”, I decided to add this must-read book to my list.

The contents are well organised and good not only for beginners and junior system administrators but I think there are very interesting takeaways for more experienced professionals too. Continue reading “Book Review: UNIX and Linux System Administration Handbook, 5th Edition”