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Defining a Monitoring and Operations Plan

Performing the relevant monitoring and operations tasks will help keep your systems running smoothly and without interruption.

This set of topics describes recommended day-to-day operations and monitoring tasks that InterSystems IRIS administrators can perform when administering InterSystems IRIS systems. You should review these tasks and include them in your own monitoring and operations plan, with appropriate role assignments and frequency, based on your systems and the needs of your organization. Depending on the needs of your organization and systems, you may need to perform other tasks not mentioned here.

To help you define your own monitoring and operations plan, these topics list the tasks by category, frequency of task performance, and role of the task performer. You can find descriptions of the tasks and instructions for performing them in the task reference.

Many of these tasks can be automated via tools that are natively available to InterSystems IRIS systems, such as the Health Monitor and the Log Monitor. In many cases, you may be able to use third-party system and infrastructure monitoring solutions to automate these tasks. Many UNIX® System Administrators use Nagios, which offers plug-ins to extend its functionality.

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