I was reading up on the latest release (January 2014) of the Gartner Application Performance Monitoring definition and found myself constantly thinking about how NetFlow or IPFIX can be used to deliver on the objectives that Gartner outlined. I think it is … [Read more...] about Gartner Application Performance Monitoring
A Distributed view of Application Performance Monitoring doesn’t have to be an expensive endeavor. There are ways, on most networks deployed today, to gain insight into hop-by-hop latency, packet loss, retransmits, jitter, and many other application … [Read more...] about Distributed view of Application Performance Monitoring
Good placement in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Application Performance Monitoring is highly sought after by many vendors. The rich monitoring capabilities needed by a solution to participate in the quadrant is way beyond what most people consider possible … [Read more...] about Gartner Magic Quadrant for Application Performance Monitoring (APM)
Application Performance Monitoring needs to evolve from a Network Map to an Application Map. It is amazing to me that most companies do not have a map of the applications that their business depends on. When application performance is crawling, the network … [Read more...] about Network Map Vs Application Map
Cisco music sensation Mix Master Mitch has released his latest video titled: Cisco Medianet: Application Performance Monitoring with NetFlow . This newest video includes a larger cast and BIG stars including Mix Master Mitch (Mitch Wilson), Kristin Korda, … [Read more...] about MIX MASTER MITCH: Cisco Medianet Music Video !!
The latest software update to the Cisco ASA v8.4(5) dramatically changed the way vendors report on NetFlow and NetFlow Security Event Logging (NSEL). This webcast will explain the changes in the export that bring additional value to your business. Topics … [Read more...] about Cisco ASA v8.4(5) Advanced Reporting Webcast
Monitoring out of order packets has just gotten easier. In the past, it has been a challenge to setup specialized applications and tests to identify if poor application performance is being caused by out of order packets. … [Read more...] about Application Performance Monitoring: Out of Order Packets
Sampling traffic in an effort to represent the overall traffic pattern in theory is a sound idea. In fact, for the most part, I agree that statistically, sampling can be as accurate as rolling a dice 1296 times and expecting exactly 216 matches for each of … [Read more...] about How to avoid IPFIX or NetFlow Sampling Vs. sFlow