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Visual way/program to show is hosts/servers are up [closed]

My company manages a number of sites and if their servers or firewalls go down we need to know, what we'd really like is something that pings the host every few minutes and shows on screen if they are ...
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Are there any packaged “NOC Display” software packages?

I'd like to implement a "NOC Situational Awareness" board ("War Room" displays) with multiple large-format LCD's. I'd love to have different "screens" of information show up on a timed rotation ...
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Why do NOC/Command Centers always have CNN or the Weather Channel on display? [closed]

I've been inside of a few NOCs in my time, and almost without exception, there are a couple of big screens playing these channels. Why?
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Difference between Sys Admin and NOC Specialist?

I am a fresh graduate student and I am looking trough job boards all day long for junior positions. My goal is to start a career in sys admin, of course. Today I find an open spot near my area as a ...
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Where can a student get his hands on some fiber optics equipment?

I'm a computer science student and was able to convince a CDN who has a NOC locally to give me a tour of their facility this last Monday. I thought it was great and might consider network engineering ...
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24/7/365 support

So the organization I work for as a sysadmin is considering extending our hours to 24/7/365 - can anyone who works for or has worked in an extended hours shop maybe provide some basic info on your ...
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Server and Network Dashboard

We have a Network Operations Center with a dozen large, widescreen displays showing us various performance graphs, server and network equipment alarms, and status pages. I lot of the pages were ...