• Best Practices for Logging in Docker Swarm

    We’re no strangers to logging from Docker containers here at SolarWinds® Loggly®. In the past, we’ve demonstrated different techniques for logging individual Docker containers. But while logging ...
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  • Papertrail for Python Logs

    When you’re troubleshooting a problem or tracking down a bug in Python, the first place to look for clues related to server issues is in the application log files.   Python includes a robust logging module...
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  • Analyzing Heroku Router Logs with Papertrail

    What are some common problems that can be detected with the handy router logs on Heroku? We’ll explore them and show you how to address them easily and quickly with monitoring of Heroku from SolarWinds Papertrai...
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  • How to Troubleshoot Kubernetes Network Issues

    Kubernetes is a container orchestrator that provides a robust, dynamic environment for reliable applications. Maintaining a Kubernetes cluster requires proactive maintenance and monitoring to help prevent and diagnose...
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  • A Visual Explanation of How DNS Lookups Work

    Have you ever wondered what happens when you type an address into your browser? The first step is the translation of a domain name (such as pingdom.com) to an IP address. Resolving domain names is done through a serie...
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  • No Need to Be Alarmed: Crafting an Effective Alert Strategy

    The world may run on coffee, but it’s the alarm clock that gets us out of bed. It operates on a simple threshold. You set the time that’s important to you and receive an alert when that variable is true. &...
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  • 6 Key Linux Performance Metrics to Monitor

    For an infrastructure to be healthy, there must be good monitoring. The team should have a monitoring infrastructure that speeds up and facilitates the verification of problems, following the line of prevention, maint...
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  • SQL Plan Warnings Free Tool Puts a Light on Your Query Plans

    Let’s dream for a while—imagine your databases. All of them are running fast and smooth. There’s no critical issue, no warnings. All requests are handled immediately and the response time is literall...
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  • Security Kung Fu: The Saga Begins

    I know what you’re thinking… why “kung fu?” and “What does martial arts have to do with IT security and how I protect my network?” Well, kung fu is a Chinese term referring to any ...
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  • Benchmarking PHP Logging Frameworks: Which is Fastest and Most Reliable

    How do PHP logging frameworks fare when pushed to their limits? This analysis can help us decide which option is best for our PHP applications. Performance, speed, and reliability are important for logging frameworks ...
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  • 5 Easy Methods for Improving Your Dashboards

    Dashboards are important. Your NOC is an essential avenue for collecting and relaying information about your network, and combined with a finely crafted set of alerts there’s nothing that can get past you. Not o...
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  • Why Engineers Should Care about Marketing Metrics

    Look back into almost any online technology businesses 10, or even 5 years ago and you’d see a clear distinction between what the CTO and CMO did in their daily roles. The former would oversee the building of te...
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  • Will HTTP/2 Make Your Site Faster?

    Version 1.1 of the venerable HTTP protocol powered the web for 18 years.   Since then, websites have emerged from static, text-driven documents to interactive, media-rich applications. The fact that the underlyi...
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  • How to “Live Tail” Kubernetes Logs

    DevOps engineers wishing to troubleshoot Kubernetes applications can turn to log messages to pinpoint the cause of errors and their impact on the rest of the cluster. When troubleshooting a running application, engine...
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  • Intro to Jenkins X CI/CD for Kubernetes

    Jenkins X (JX) is an exciting new Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment (CI/CD) tool for Kubernetes users. It hides the complexities of operating Kubernetes by giving developers a simpler experience to buil...
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  • How to Monitor NGINX Web Server Performance

    When development started on NGINX in 2002, the goal was to develop a web server which would be more performant than Apache had been up to that point. While NGINX may not offer all of the features available in Apache, ...
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  • Five Tips for Monitoring Your SaaS

    Page load time is inversely related to page views and conversion rates. While probably not a controversial statement, as the causality is intuitive, there is empirical data from industry leaders such as Amazon, Google...
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  • When Is SolarWinds ipMonitor Right for You

    Did you ever dream you had a Ferrari® parked in your garage? How about a Porsche®? Or perhaps a finely engineered Mercedes-Benz®?   When I was eight years old, my father briefly flirted with the ...
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  • ipMonitor Free Edition is Here!

    Are you an administrator who’s supporting a small environment, and haven’t yet had the time or budget to invest in a centralized IT monitoring tool?  No doubt you are tired of coworkers showing up at ...
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  • The Flow Tool Bundle is Here!

    Calling network engineers, network architects, and network defenders alike. We are happy to announce the arrival of the all-new SolarWinds® Flow Tool Bundle.   With this free tool, you can quickly distribut...
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