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Business Process Monitoring

Most, if not all, applications and business processes are based on multiple components or units, each of which plays an important role in the overall operation of the process. So how do you judge the overall health of the system as a whole? FrameFlow's new Business Process event monitor lets you do exactly that.


Maintenance Windows

Have you tried FrameFlow's integrated support for maintenance windows? Maintenance windows let you define regular periods of time when systems will be down for planned maintenance so you don't get unnecessary alerts about them. FrameFlow has full support for both recurring and one-time maintenance windows. Take a look at our two-minute video that explains how they work.

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Coming Soon: Integrated Support for Python Scripts

Python is becoming more and more popular as a scripting language for sysadmins. FrameFlow v2019.3 will add a new Python-based event monitor. Just like our PowerShell event monitor, this new event monitor will let you integrate your Python scripts directly with FrameFlow's monitoring and alerting engines.

FrameFlow v2019.3 is currently in the testing phase. If you are excited to try our new Python event monitor for yourself, contact us and we'll get you access to pre-release build that you can try for free.

Patch for VMware 6.7 Monitoring

VMware 6.7 disables TLS 1.0 and 1.1 by default. As a result if your are using one of FrameFlow's "legacy" event monitors for VMware you may see connection errors when trying to monitor VMware 6.7 hosts. To work around this we suggest that you switch to using our set of newer VMware monitors. They support v6.7 and offer improved features and functionality. If you prefer to stay with the legacy versions and need to monitor VMware 6.7, contact us for a patch that you can apply to your FrameFlow 2019.2 installation.

Update: The patch is now included in latest v2019.2 release. Log into our portal to download and upgrade.

FrameFlow v2019.2 Updated

We updated the v2019.2 release today to include a few fixes and updates. In particular, we fixed an issue that could affect multi-site communications. We also fixed a problem with system health monitoring using SNMPv2c. Lastly we added new options to control what is displayed on "List of Alerts" dashboard panels. Log into your account now to get build 4553.

FrameFlow v2019.2 Released

FrameFlow v2019.2 add a new top-level feature called Headquarters. Headquarters aims to be your master view of all current alerts. Let's take a look at the new features and functionality.

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FrameFlow and Windows Server 2019

We are starting to see Windows Server 2019 more and more at customer sites. We’ve been working with it for some time as well.

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Effective Monitoring for Linux Systems via SSH

At FrameFlow, one of our primary aims is to be your one-stop unified monitoring solution for all of your IT systems and devices on the most widely used platforms and protocols.

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Windows Server Monitoring: Performance Counters, WMI and SNMP

Windows servers form the backbone IT infrastructure for many business operations, but are often taken for granted when everything is humming along...

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FrameFlow 2018.5 Released

We are very happy to announce that FrameFlow 2018.5, our fifth major update this year, is now available for download. Highlights in this release include...

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FrameFlow 2018.4 Released

We are very happy to announce that FrameFlow v2018.4 is now available for download. Users with perpetual licenses or active subscriptions can...

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Coming Soon: New Icons

As I write this, our development team is preparing v2018.4 for release. Version 2018.4 is a major update and we’ll be posting here in the coming days to tell you more about the features and updates that it includes.

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Effective Smart Building Monitoring with SNMP

The term “smart building” is currently buzzing in commercial real estate circles around the world. Thanks to the exponential growth of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), many new buildings are incorporating network-enabled building management systems...

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Benefits of Agentless Monitoring for IT Systems

Many server and IT systems monitoring solutions require that you install “agents” on the machines that are being monitored. This blog post explains why, in today’s security environment, agents introduce unacceptable risks.

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Unified Monitoring for All Your IT Systems

You probably manage a lot of servers to power the information and data processing needs of your organization. Some of these servers may be in the cloud, but other servers...

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Monitoring IIoT Performance

Many have referred to the Internet of Things (IoT) as the “third wave” of the internet evolution. Consumers can’t help but notice the increasing array of connected devices coming online, ranging from washing machines and refrigerators to...

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SNMPv1, SNMPv2c, SNMPv3: All About SNMP

As the adoption of internet enabled devices continues to explode across all manner of consumer and industrial applications, so too does the need to monitor the performance and accuracy of such devices on your networks.

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Increased Monitoring Throughput in v2017.1

Since the beginning we’ve focused on monitoring performance, tuning our monitoring engine and our data storage technology to eek out the best gains possible, allowing you to monitor more systems with fewer resources.

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FrameFlow Server Monitoring: Key Features

We fully understand the importance monitoring all the various IT systems that are critical to your business operations including: servers, routers, switches, HVAC systems, temperature sensors, back-up power supplies and virtually any type of device with an IP address.

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Server Monitoring: Top Five Issues

We continually strive to offer a robust and versatile server and IT systems monitoring solution for a variety of enterprise customers, we’ve noticed that there are several common issues, some of which are interrelated, detected by our software across the board. Here’s a rundown on the top five:

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Syslog Monitoring with FrameFlow

FrameFlow v2016.6 added syslog monitoring. Let’s learn a bit more about the syslog protocol and how to make the most of it with FrameFlow.

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Farewell to 32 Bits

FrameFlow is making the move to 64 bits. Read more to find out how it affects your monitoring configuration.

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Dell iDRAC Monitoring

FrameFlow v2016.6 introduced new monitoring options for Dell iDRAC systems. With iDRAC monitoring you get visibility about hardware issues like failed disks, failed power supplies or chassis intrusion. Let’s take a closer look.

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Faster SNMP Monitoring with GetBulk

In our 2016.5 release we implemented an important performance enhancement for SNMP monitoring. Let's look at the details. SNMP Monitoring SNMP is the workhorse protocol of system monitoring especially when it comes...

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Case Study: Wireless Network Monitoring

We work with customers and partners in all kinds of IT areas. Recently we’ve been working with a wireless Internet service provider to monitor and manage backhauls and hundreds of wireless radios.

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Techniques for Fast and Efficient Server Monitoring

We work with customers and partners in all kinds of IT areas. Recently we’ve been working with a wireless Internet service provider to monitor and manage backhauls and hundreds of wireless radios.

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Five Best Practices for Network & Server Monitoring

Your servers, switches and routers are the core of your operations so of course it’s important to ensure that everything is running smoothly and to get early warning about potential problems. With this set of five best practices you can optimize your server monitoring configuration.

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