Maximizing VMware Performance and CPU Utilization

In a previous post we discussed overcommitting VMware host memory – the same can be done with host CPU. As per the Performance Best Practices for VMware vSphere 6.0: In most environments ESXi allows significant levels of CPU overcommitment (that … Continue reading → The post Maximizing VMware Performance and CPU Utilization appeared first on Heroix Blog.

Posted on: 22 February 2017 | 2:19 pm

VMware Memory Management and Capacity Planning

VMware provides the ability to create virtual machines (VMs) that are provisioned with more memory than physically exists on their host servers. This is possible because VMware memory management is able to recover memory that is no longer in use … Continue reading → The post VMware Memory Management and Capacity Planning appeared first on Heroix Blog.

Posted on: 6 February 2017 | 2:20 pm

Server Monitoring Best Practices

IT is a pervasive presence in businesses, running everything from enterprise level scheduling applications to web based stores. Monitoring the health of the infrastructure that underlies a critical application helps to ensure that it is available when needed, and that … Continue reading → The post Server Monitoring Best Practices appeared first on Heroix Blog.

Posted on: 17 January 2017 | 10:59 am

Building a Splunk Map

Visualizing incoming web traffic on a geographic map provides valuable insights for security monitoring, customer activity, and website traffic. Splunk® provides the ability to turn log data that contains IP addresses (e.g. firewall logs, web server logs) into a real-time … Continue reading → The post Building a Splunk Map appeared first on Heroix Blog.

Posted on: 16 August 2016 | 7:53 am

Getting Started with a Splunk Trial

To get the most out of a Splunk® trial you not only want to demonstrate Splunk’s value but you also want to configure Splunk for your environment so that you can quickly convert from trial mode to production mode. Consider … Continue reading → The post Getting Started with a Splunk Trial appeared first on Heroix Blog.

Posted on: 13 July 2016 | 6:31 am

Compliance Regulations and IT Departments

Compliance regulations often appear overly burdensome but they are also necessary.  Regulatory compliance is a sign that an organization is aware of its security obligations and implementing its best effort at protecting critical and confidential data.  The problem that faces … Continue reading → The post Compliance Regulations and IT Departments appeared first on Heroix Blog.

Posted on: 15 April 2016 | 6:55 am

Splunk for PCI Compliance

PCI is an acronym that stands for “Payment Card Industry” and PCI Compliance is a specific and rigid set of requirements that all businesses that process credit or debit cards as a form of payment must follow.  The intent of … Continue reading → The post Splunk for PCI Compliance appeared first on Heroix Blog.

Posted on: 11 February 2016 | 9:45 am

Bypassing the Limitations of Traditional SIEMs with Splunk

We have officially entered into an age where Security Information Event Management has both never been more important and has never been more complex at the exact same time. Cyber security in general is at a crossroads, as it is … Continue reading → The post Bypassing the Limitations of Traditional SIEMs with Splunk appeared first on Heroix Blog.

Posted on: 7 January 2016 | 6:58 am

Troubleshooting Web Site Outages

Your website will go down. It doesn’t matter how much redundancy you have built in – if AWS can crash, your servers can as well. Exactly how much you can fix on your own will depend on how much of … Continue reading → The post Troubleshooting Web Site Outages appeared first on Heroix Blog.

Posted on: 24 November 2015 | 7:04 am

3 Simple Steps to Begin Monitoring Your Infrastructure

As an IT Infrastructure grows in size and complexity implementing infrastructure monitoring becomes increasingly difficult.  Increasing scale makes it difficult to drill down from a distributed application performance issue to a resource constriction on one of the application’s back end … Continue reading → The post 3 Simple Steps to Begin Monitoring Your Infrastructure appeared first on Heroix Blog.

Posted on: 4 November 2015 | 7:30 am