The Monitoring 101 ebook (which you can find HERE) focused on helping both non-technical focus and IT professionals of all disciplines understand what monitoring *is* - what the foundational tools and techniques are, and how industry standard terms fit into those technologies. But understanding what a term means or how a technology works is a far cry from knowing how to build a monitor or alert which is meaningful, actionable, and relevant to the team that is the recipient of your monitoring genius.

 

The Monitoring 201 ebook (available HERE) picks up where Monitoring 101 left off in the sense that it defines both the theory and philosophy of good monitoring design and provides concrete examples of that design from several IT disciplines including networking, storage, application, server, database, and virtualization.

 

Once you’ve taken a look at the ebook, check out the questions below and use the questions to see what you’ve learned.