Fault Monitoring vs Performance Monitoring

Data Center Maintenance


Parker May 06, 2016

Learn the difference and what’s best for your data center hardware

You may hear the terms fault monitoring and performance monitoring used a lot when discussing your IT infrastructure. But what is best for your data center? The compare chart below will break down the differences in event and network fault management software and help you decide your next steps to maintaining your IT hardware.

Fault Monitoring

Fault Monitoring creates an actionable alert from a storage array or UNIX box.

Fault Monitoring alerts when:

  • The part needs replacing
  • There are issues with the software

When to use Fault Monitoring:

  • During a hardware break/fix. This ensures your hardware is running at maximum uptime.
  • Remote troubleshooting allows for error checking wherever and whenever.
  • Needing to project issues based on usage statistics.

Performance Monitoring

Performance (Remote) Monitoring can be used on any device to measure the current state of efficiency.

Performance Monitoring Measures:

  • Throughput and latency of data
  • Temperature
  • Capacity optimization

When to use Performance Monitoring:

  • To make systems more effective at handling data.
  • Cost savings. Efficient equipment will not require you to buy newer hardware.

Whether data efficiency or break/fix alerts is what is most important for your organization, knowing the difference between fault and performance monitoring will help you choose the best way to keep your data center running at its maximum uptime.

Regardless of your need, the Entuity enterprise network management software can help you support your network 24/7. Contact us today to schedule a demo.

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Parker, Park Place Assistant