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Looking for a recommendation on measuring a high availability app that is using a CDN

I work for a Fortune 500 company that struggles with accurately measuring performance and availability for high availability applications (i.e., apps that are up 99.5% with 5 seconds page to page ...
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Security, user access, login and reporting. How do you mentally adjust for the negative aspects of security management?

Employees get laid off, do stupid things (like peek at a porn site), talk about personally offensive/suggestive subjects on IM & email. As IT Manager, I am tasked to lock user accounts, change ...
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IBM Cognos for BI Reporting

I would like to setup a business intelligence dashboard that reports on current system health. How difficult is Cognos in terms of setup, and when it comes to developing the dashboard does it use its ...
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subversion report?

Is there a good (free) way to generate simple subversion reports on a Windows system? The report I have in mind is ... what commits have been made by user X in the past Y days, showing commit comment ...
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Logging and Reporting on W2k3 print server printing

Simple setup, single Windows 2003 standard server running as a printer server. Domain users have rights to print to all of the printers setup on the printer server. Question: I know the event log ...
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Inventory or Audit Installed Linux Software

I am working on a project where we need to be able to tell and report periodically on what software is installed on our various Linux/Unix servers. I have looked at this, How to inventory what ...
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ZFS Reporting (on FreeBSD and Linux via ZoL)

As a longtime mdadm user is was just experiencing a disk error and remembered that I configured a Auto Mail reporting for mdadm on disk errors. Therefore i just had to insert my Mail address inside ...
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What vSphere data/reports would you like that you can't get now?

Bit of an open-ended question here sorry, hence why it's a CW, it's to help inform some toolset writers that I work with what direction to go with their new product, hope you don't mind. If you could ...
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Use Google analytics to alert on traffic spike source

I use Google Analytics today to notify me of big traffic spikes. In my case, a big traffic spike is typically due to a link from a prominent website. Google Analytics includes a new "Intelligence" ...
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Puppet master and resources graph

I've setup rrd reporting + graph on my puppet master, my nodes report as expected and I can see the 'changes' and 'time' graphs, but I miss the 'resources' (html and daily weekly monthly yearly ...
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What are the best system monitoring/capture and reporting tools for medium sized business

The IT department has been growing over the last few years and we are to the point where we need to get some software to capture and report information from the computers, servers, managed switches ...
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Exchange 2007 and 2010: Weekly report of internal email needed

I have two Exchange mailbox servers. One running 2007 the other 2010, both Standard edition. I've looked at 3rd party solutions to get email statistics, and I'm sure they'll work fine. I like ...
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Can splitting an access database cause printer and reporting issues?

We have a setup in which our users log into an access database using MS Access 2003 over an RDP connection. The backend database (.mdb) is accessed by our users with their frontend database (.mde) ...
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Sharepoint administration?

I am new to MOSS/SharePoint administration. Any pointers on any utilities which can help me in monitoring/reporting MOSS? Also, is it possible to generate site specific reports for storage space used ...
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How to monitor usage in Exchange 2003?

We have been tasked to monitor the usage of Exchange 2003, there doesn't seem to be a reporting component built into Exchange 2003 Standard. Does this mean using third party reporting services or can ...
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Why does Reporting Services fail to import an existing encryption key during a service account change?

I've changed the service account for SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services a number of times now, but yesterday was the first time I'd run into the dreaded 'The report server cannot decrypt the symmetric ...
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measure amount of content downloaded from internet - SQUID

I have set up a squid proxy and now want to monitor the amount of data transfer that is taking place. It would be nice to get numbers per domain and also about how much of the content is coming from ...
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Issue Frequency Tracker

I do system administration for small networks (typically 5 to 30 PCs, with a server on-site). I'm having an issue at one client that is a recurring issue with a particular software package. There are ...
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Daily Activity Report On Linux

I would to generate a daily activity report for production Linux Servers. I could quite easily do this using shell scripts and scripting but I would just like to know if there is a class of tools that ...
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Reporting tools for auditd [closed]

I need to set up auditing in my environment, specifically file integrity monitoring. I've tried OSSEC, but found it cumbersome. I've since discovered auditd (already installed on my CentOS 6 system) ...
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Easiest way to view who has been logging in to activesync on Exchange Server 2003?

I am looking for the easiest way to view/audit which users are logging in to ActiveSync on my Exchange Server 2003 machine. For example, various adroid/iphone and other mobile devices are set up ...
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Are there any tools to analyze the usage of an Exchange mailbox?

I'm looking for a tool (preferably free) that can analyze the usage in an Exchange mailbox similar to "folder size" type tools for file shares. I'd like to be able to see how space is consumed in a ...
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What tools are available to capture and report system (application, database and sys) metrics?

I'm looking at setting up a tool for collecting usage data and KPIs from multiple systems on various platforms. We'd like to regularly report on key indicators on system usage and health. It doesn't ...
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Log parser for ftp server

Can anyone suggest good log reporting software for Proftpd? I am looking for something at least as good as http://xferlogdb.sourceforge.net where log is fed into the database and dynamic web pages ...
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What's a good log viewer for e.g. apache, postfix, syslog?

Various processes log in various formats to various locations with various roll-over logic in /var/log. I'd like a log-viewer that can handle a decent quantity of data, join roll-over log files, and ...
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Windows client powershell reporting

I'm working on trying to find a way to get our windows machines to report to a webpage with information about it's MAC address, computer name, currently logged in user, and ip address. I wrote a ...
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“What happens?” server performance monitor

After reviewing some thread about server monitoring software I end up with a simple question: Which of the server monitoring tools should I use for automatic detection of "abnormal" situations with ...
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Does TMG Reporting hate the month of July?

We have a ForeFront TMG 2010 SP1 installation. Reporting in the past has worked great. However, I now need to find out why we've ripped through half our monthly quota in the first 6 days of the ...
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Advice on Call/Email Log Database software?

I'm tasked with creating a phone and email logging database for about 30 people in order to collect some mandated statistics on our support. As an office we need to be able to report how many emails ...
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What's the best tool for usage reporting on a NetScreen Firewall?

Anyone got a good product for Usage Reporting for a NetScreen Firewall. I went looking for Webtrends Firewall Suite but it appears to have disappeared into the NetIQ product line up. I am going to ...
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jenkins security settings for multi-tennacy

I am interested in Jenkins for systems administration. (We are not that interested in the building capabilities at this time, even though it is the main use for it) Its ability to chain jobs that ...
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reporting on vmware usage

I want to be able to report on vmware server usage across a cluster of 30 vmware ESX hosts with about 350 VM instances. The kind of reporting i want to do is basic dept A used X amount of resource ...
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Error reporting whilst away from desk

Just purchased some VPS hosting and am getting setup to get my startup app underway. For the moment I'm playing sysadmin and am running into errors galore whilst trying to work out the kinks. So I ...
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Reporting backup statistics, what's important

On site we have near 3 dozen servers, a mixture of physical and virtual, some backup to tape and others to disk, a few important machines do both. All in all we have about 40 backup jobs. I record ...
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Application usage report on XenApp 6

We just deployed the latest Citrix XenApp 6 onto Server 2008 R2, and we'd like to run an application usage report. I've googled around, but all the how-to's seem to be aimed at XenApp 5 and lower, ...
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How to report who, when and which computer has logged on to a domain controller

I'm completing an audit and need to know the following information below. I have a domain controller with active directory, but let me know if you need any more info. I would like something as simple ...
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SQL2008. What is URL for SSRS webservice?

I have working SSRS but am trying to access it from C# code using SSRS webservice. From what I know it should be something like http://server/Reports/ReportExecution2005.asmx for SQL2005 if install ...
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linux quota reporting performance

I have a system with over 10,000,000 files where I want to track the disk usage of a couple of users (these users own the millions of files). Based on the following Q&A ...
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Make logwatch reports more interesting?

Is it possible to improve the quality of reports from logwatch? Like make it not just report disk usage which doesn't even change much in daily operation, but report significant changes in usage or ...
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How to audit print jobs on windows server

I've set our 2003 Server to log spooler information events, which are then recorded in the system log (Event 10) in Event Viewer. This records the user who sent the print job, along with date/time, ...
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How to track backups

We're in the midst of re-organizing our backup solution. We currently have several different tools and scripts running on various machines in our network which run backups autonomously. In the end, ...
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Anyone heard of a custom report builder program?

I'm looking for a program to create and store custom reports. What I want to be able to do is build a report by adding fields for end users to fill out and then have the program create the ...
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Apache_log analysis

My external web host generates what seems to be standard apache access_log files. Although there are numerous (including free) report tools for this, I havent found any which are fully customisable, ...
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Shorewall / iptables accounting between specific nets?

I have two servers on two different IPs, lets say they are: 1.2.3.4 and 5.6.7.8. In addition, they both run some virtual machines, who all have private IPs 10.0.0.*. Now, these two servers only have a ...
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GLSA-check for Ubuntu or Debian?

glsa-check is a tool to report a server's exposure to known security vulnerabilities. Has anyone written a tool to do a similar thing for apt based systems?
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What are some useful email reports to monitor in an SMTP/email environment?

It's possible to generate dozens of email reports in a given SMTP environment, and I'm interested in learning what reports are common in large installations and how they are used. Examples: ...
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Getting slmgr.vbs output, and/or Windows licensing status reports across multiple servers

I've got a number of Windows Servers that I've recently taken ownership on, and I'm looking to do a report on how these are licensed. I know it's a mix between KMS and MAK licensing, but I'm trying to ...
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munin monitor ssh tunnel traffic stats?

Attempting to generate a traffic graph to monitor tunnel traffic between two vps'es. two servers: 111.111.111.111 & 222.222.222.222 111 is an app server, 222 is a db server. Proper iptables ...
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Failed to preview report

I have a reporting services server environment in a windows server 2008 R2 . I am developing in windows 7 using report builder 3. I am able to load and save the reports but not to preview them. I'm ...
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Zabbix send nightly status reports

Is it possible to define a custom report for Zabbix to email at a specified time each day? We have people who just want daily summary reports delivered to their inboxes (they do not have access to ...