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Network Monitoring for Dummies eBook!!

Level 18

(to those who saw the earlier post, I apologize for the confusion. This is the correct link to use!)

Our first foray into Wiley Brands' Dummies series - "Network Monitoring for Dummies" - has been a runaway success at conventions and trade shows, with copies literally disappearing off our display when our backs are turned.

But we realize that not everyone has $3k to drop to visit us at CiscoLive, MS:Ignite, VMWorld, and the rest. So we're publishing the link here. Feel free to download and share the monitoring glory with colleagues, or even pass a copy to management!

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Level 12

Awesome! Thanks adatole​!

MVP
MVP

Thanks adatole​ !

MVP
MVP

adatole​ Cool deal Leon... Thanks!

Level 20

We like FREE!  Very basic but good introduction.

A nice, basic read.  Thanks for sharing it.

MVP
MVP

Thanks adatole​!

Level 13

Thanks adatole. Now to send it via remote print to a couple of offices.

I like to be subtle

Level 14

thank you adatole​..

Appreciate it.

Shared it around the office

MVP
MVP

Thanks. We'll make this mandatory reading for any newbs.

Level 7

It's perfect to Start easy! Thanks

Level 12

"Special Edition"  we have a few of those guys in my office

Level 14

Thank you.  Sharing with my team.

Level 9

NICE... rule number 1:  RED=BAD Green=Good Yellow= Um Not Too Sure

Level 18

" I watched you very carefully. Red light stop, green light go, yellow light.... go very fast."

Starman (3/8) Movie CLIP - Yellow Light, Go Very Fast (1984) HD - YouTube

I… Look like Scott … so you do not be... a little bit jumpy.

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Karen Allen was a fave of mine in this movie and in Raiders Of The Lost Ark.

Level 9

Thank you. I think it is appropriate reading for where I am in my monitoring career.

MVP
MVP

The Wireless Heat Maps threw me the first time I loaded one. On those it goes the other way - red is good!

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Level 7

Thanks Leon, really nice books

Level 9

See the 12 people sitting in the Darker Blue area? They call IT Support A LOT!!!!!

Level 13

Yeah, their netflix streaming isn't working worth a darn.

Level 11

Thank you!!!

Level 9

Thank You!

Level 12

Thanks for sharing this.  Great reading.

My two favorite kinds of books... electronic & free!  🙂

But seriously, I always like to go back and re-read the fundamentals to either see if I have steered off course over time, or to see if the fundamentals have changed out from under me. Thanks for this!

Level 11

Very nice, thanks.

Level 15

Required reading for all our GOC engineers

Level 12

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About the Author
In my sordid career, I have been an actor, bug exterminator and wild-animal remover (nothing crazy like pumas or wildebeasts. Just skunks and raccoons.), electrician, carpenter, stage-combat instructor, American Sign Language interpreter, and Sunday school teacher. Oh, and I work with computers. Since 1989 (when you got a free copy of Windows 286 on twelve 5¼” floppies when you bought a copy of Excel 1.0) I have worked as a classroom instructor, courseware designer, desktop support tech, server support engineer, and software distribution expert. Then about 14 years ago I got involved with systems monitoring. I've worked with a wide range of tools: Tivoli, Nagios, Patrol, ZenOss, OpenView, SiteScope, and of course SolarWinds. I've designed solutions for companies that were extremely modest (~10 systems) to those that were mind-bogglingly large (250,000 systems in 5,000 locations). During that time, I've had to chance to learn about monitoring all types of systems – routers, switches, load-balancers, and SAN fabric as well as windows, linux, and unix servers running on physical and virtual platforms.