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Unleash optimal IT network performance with OpManager's Windows service monitoring capabilities

Windows services are the unsung heroes of Windows machines. This is because they act as critical components of the Windows operating system that run in the background to keep your computer running smoothly and securely. They are responsible for a wide array of tasks, including system startup and shutdown, security, performance, and application support.


The Quest to Process Microsoft Windows Event Logs in Snare Format with Cribl

One of the things I really love about working for Cribl is the ability to help our customers optimize their data. Microsoft Windows Event Logs are something I have always looked to as a proverbial Rosetta Stone to help translate semi-structured, classic-style events into something more efficient and less resource-intensive to search. Extracting field values requires a large number of regular expressions to parse the events, which isn’t ideal.


Evolution of The Windows Experience Index and Reliability Monitor

As technology advances, operating systems play a vital role in providing a seamless user experience. Microsoft’s Windows OS has been at the forefront, constantly introducing innovative features over time. Two features related to improving the end-user digital experience are the Windows Experience Index (WEI) and Reliability Monitor. These measurements have become instrumental to Digital Experience Monitoring (DEM) in assessing system capabilities and measuring stability.


Forwarding Windows Events to CLM

Looking at your IT environment, you probably have various machines and applications connected to your networks. From network devices to servers to laptops, you need to know what’s happening at all times. While your log data provides the monitoring information you need, your environment’s diversity makes aggregating and correlating this information challenging. If your company invested in Windows devices, then your struggle is even more real because Microsoft uses proprietary format.

Install the BindPlane Agent on Windows

Learn how to install your first BindPlane Agent on Windows, connect it to BindPlane OP server, and start shipping logs and metrics to Google Cloud Operations About ObservIQ: observIQ brings clarity and control to our customer's existing observability chaos. How? Through an observability pipeline: a fast, powerful and intuitive orchestration engine built for the modern observability team. Our product is designed to help teams significantly reduce cost, simplify collection, and standardize their observability data.

How to Disable Fast Startup in Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016

As IT professionals and Managed Service Providers (MSPs), understanding and controlling system features is a part of the job. Fast Startup (also known as Hiberboot or Fast Boot) in Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016, while generally beneficial, may sometimes require to be turned off. In this post, we delve into what Fast Startup is, its implications, how to disable it manually or via PowerShell, and the differences between Fast Startup and Hibernation.


Scaling Window Event Forwarding with a Load Balancer

Scaling to collect Windows Event logs with the Windows Event Forwarding Source can be tricky. Luckily, you can use a load balancer, and with some math to scale the number of workers to collect the amount of data you expect, you can use workers to collect Windows logs from a large number of endpoints. Endpoint logs are the lifeblood of observability in an incident response program.


Is It Worth Upgrading to Windows 11? Our Answer: It Depends!

At a recent event, I found myself talking to a lot of MSPs about patching and upgrading to Windows 11. So, I thought it would be a good idea to look at this subject in more depth in a blog. We tend to see our MSP partners and their SMB/SME customers fall into two distinct and opposing camps on this: Over the past six months, Microsoft has been making a huge push towards shifting everyone to Windows 11—even by force if necessary.


Integrating Azure Files with Windows Server

In today’s digital world, where data is considered the new oil, organizations are consistently looking for efficient ways to store and manage their invaluable information assets. Microsoft’s Azure Files and Windows Server are two technologies at the forefront of this technological evolution.