Articles

November 28, 2017 10:00am

Automating Nagios Device Creation With Device42 Webhooks & Logstash

Many of you are very familiar with Device42’s powerful autodiscovery. It’s arguably one of the most important features of Device42. Similarly, many of you already know... Read More

November 9, 2017 1:10pm

GDPR is Coming: Compliance Can Be Hard. Device42 Makes it Easier.

What is GDPR, and Am I Affected? The GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation, EU 2016/679) is coming, and there’s nothing we can do to change that.... Read More

November 7, 2017 3:25pm

Turn Discovered Data Into Actionable Insight: Post Discovery 101

The Importance of Initial Discovery Discovering what you have in your datacenter, which includes all the hardware, software, applications, services, and their interdependencies, and assembling accurate... Read More

October 31, 2017 8:38am

Zombie Servers: Force Them Out of Hiding

Happy Halloween from all of us over at Device42! This special post isn’t about giving away candy or spooky costumes, but instead is about Zombies. Zombie... Read More

October 17, 2017 12:40pm

Continuous Digital Transformation: Aligning IT to Business

Digital transformation is a term that has steadily gained interest over the past few years, but represents a process that isn’t nearly as new as the... Read More

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October 9, 2017 5:59pm

Configure Device42 to be a Puppet External Node Classifier (E.N.C.)

Introduction: Understanding is Powerful The modern tech ecosystem is comprised of a litany of tools, frameworks, solutions, and philosophies that seek to empower us in our work.... Read More

September 8, 2017 11:39am

Whatever “ops” you may be, you need a SST

There’s currently an “Ops Identity Crisis” happening in our industry. Sysadmins, techops, DevOps, and SREs are all worried that they are automating their jobs away, which... Read More

June 29, 2017 5:33pm

What is an SDDC, and Do I Need One?

What is a Software-Defined Data Center? A software-defined data center means Software-Defined Everything: All aspects of the IT stack have virtual rather than physical implementations. The... Read More

June 15, 2017 5:41pm

Software Wears Out: The Dangers of Outdated Software & How Device42 Can Help Keep You Safe

Software wears out? In short, yes! Software doesn’t ‘wear out’ in the classical sense, but it does indeed have a limited lifespan. As technology evolves, there... Read More

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June 7, 2017 5:46pm

Monitoring System Initiated Automatic Device42 Failover

Monitoring System Initiated Automatic Failover – Including a Nagios Example When running Device42 in a Warm HA (High Availability) configuration, in the event the primary instance... Read More