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Monitor your Network with Link Dependency Monitoring

Editorial Team

Did you know that SCOM can monitor your network in addition to your servers? It is little known, but SCOM can in fact do even more than monitor your network; it can also watch the connections between two servers or services that run on top of the network. By setting up link dependency monitoring in SCOM, you can monitor the communication between two endpoints. This is important when troubleshooting an application issue, as this way, you won’t have to search through all of your different network tools to determine where the problem might be.

But setting up link dependency monitoring in the SCOM console is painful. It is not only complicated, it is also awfully time-consuming.

With SquaredUp Link Dependency Monitoring, you automatically get Link Dependency Monitoring when you create an Enterprise Application. It’s that easy.

With this dynamic tool, you can immediately see the servers, their services, who is talking to who, and the port they’re using. And since the links are monitored, when they fail, they turn red, helping you quickly pinpoint the source of the issue.

Lastly, one of the hidden benefits of using Link Dependency Monitoring is that you’re monitoring the internet as a “user.” That means if multiple Link Dependency Monitors start failing and your dedicated networking tools are not reporting an issue, you now have proof that something supporting your network has a problem.

Using real data to solve real problems is what it’s all about. Get that data presented to you in the clearest and simplest way, so you can take action promptly and effectively.

There are many other ways SquaredUp can help to elevate your SCOM monitoring - from reporting on performance monitoring to sharing application status with the business. Check it all out on our Do It with SquaredUp page.

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