Application performance monitoring: Detect performance problems

Wouldn’t it be awesome if you could address application performance monitoring issues and eliminate the investigation time? I bet it would.

Detect an issue before it causes a problem by monitoring application usage and application performance with SysKit. Our server monitoring tool, previously Terminal Services Log,  was created for that purpose: to monitor applications across your servers and workstations. Use it to detect key performance indications, monitor them and understand application uptime and overall performance.

Application performance monitoring

Proactive application performance monitoring requires more than just keeping an eye on overall infrastructure. It means you need to know which applications to monitor and to understand the metrics you’re overseeing. Having this knowledge allows you to respond quickly to application-related problems.

Application usage monitoring

For a basic overview of application usage metrics, you can use reports that contain data about:

  • Most-used applications on a server
  • Number of users per application
  • Number of started application instances
  • Total application usage time

This makes it easier to figure out which applications are being used by each user and if software resources are being wasted on your servers. It is also a great way to identify unused and unnecessary applications. Application performance monitoring with SysKit is available in real-time as well as through historical records.

Application performance metrics

Get detailed reports on all the applications running across your server, XenApp and XenDesktop. What you want to keep an eye on is the CPU and memory usage for each application and user. SysKit provides you with the relevant data about which application is being used, on which computer and by which user.

You’ll find it very useful to know that with SysKit you can detect if certain applications and services are working properly. You can do that by checking application memory usage and application CPU usage, as well as IO reads and IO writes, disk IO and disk queue length and free space for all servers. What this means is you can verify the resource-consuming applications and decide what actions to take. For example, this is a great way to pinpoint the root cause of application issues. It would also be a good idea to monitor memory and network usage just to see if the values deviate from any normal standards.

Application performance metrics are refreshed and updated every 30 seconds and you can monitor them from a single dashboard. You can then flag certain metrics as critical and set alarms so that each time a performance threshold is crossed you will be notified.

Stay ahead of the game and never have to face the cost of application crashes. Download SysKit and try the trial version to receive 30 days of free monitoring.

If you have any additional questions, concerns or even ideas, feel free to contact our support team.

SysKit comes with a list of predefined reports. However, for our many satisfied customers, we offer an option to contact us if you have a specific request – perhaps a specific report that helps you fine-grain certain data. Write us with the details and the wireframe of the report you wish to use in your environment, and we will get back to you.

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