A question that I have been getting a lot recently is, “how can someone better their disaster recovery monitoring”. Tools that utilize SNMP are going to assist you in discovering your backup links are being saturated (or have traffic) but are not going to be very useful in finding out what end system or process is taking up the bandwidth. IPFIX/NetFlow will help document our backup procedures, failover, and link saturation, allowing us to feel comfortable in the event that we need to fall back to our disaster recovery site. Read more »
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