Configuration Monitoring

LogicMonitor’s configuration monitoring allows you to view, monitor, manage and alert on device configurations all without leaving the LogicMonitor platform. Correlate configuration file monitoring and storage with infrastructure performance across networks, data centers and customer locations.

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Flexible configuration management to significantly reduce MTTR

LogicMonitor’s Configuration Monitoring, LM Config integrates configuration monitoring and management directly into LogicMonitor’s existing infrastructure platform using a combination of Active Discovery, change detection, customizable alert checks, and automatic storage of configuration file history. Organizations receive visibility into performance and availability while speeding up service problem resolution and freeing up resources.

Understanding how it works

ConfigSources

ConfigSources (a type of LogicModule) tell the LM Collector how to gather the configuration file from a particular device, how often to retrieve the file, and when to generate alerts using Groovy or PowerShell scripts.

ConfigChecks

ConfigSources use an Applies To expression to determine which devices are associated with the ConfigSource, an Active Discovery section to identify instances, and a collection section to retrieve device data. ConfigSources rely on ConfigChecks to determine when alerts should be generated.

Troubleshooting

Quickly and easily correlate any changes in your environment with changes to device configuration files. Being alerted when a configuration file changes immediately brings an admin’s attention to a particular device, which can greatly reduce troubleshooting time and effort.

LM Config fits with the whole mindset of why iVision uses LogicMonitor in the first place: its flexibility.

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Seamlessly correlate performance to configuration changes in your IT environment

  • Understand how infrastructure performance is affected by configuration changes to ensure the changes have the desired impact.
  • LM Config stores configuration files for up to one year, ensuring access to previous configurations regardless of device status.
  • Compare and download previous configuration versions; restore downloaded configurations via LogicMonitor or through the application of your choice.

Improve efficiency and reduce MTTR

LM Config drives efficiency by automatically discovering, storing, and monitoring changes to device configurations. Speed up service problem resolution by correlating configuration changes with performance data.

Customize Configuration Alerts

  • Customize alerts to ensure that any configuration changes are authorized and comply with security policies.
  • View and manage configuration alerts, differences, and history alongside device performance metrics. Easily identify when a configuration change is related to a health or performance issue on a dependent device.

Help IT deliver outcomes, not bottlenecks

Use LogicMonitor’s built-in automation and intelligence to manage configurations with a platform that scales and evolves with your business.

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Configuration Monitoring Benefits

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Correlate performance to configuration

In addition to increasing compliance and consolidating tools, putting configuration management and infrastructure monitoring in the same platform allows teams to correlate performance data with changes to device configurations.

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Enable DevOps

With a “Trust but Verify” approach you can now alert on configuration changes the same way you alert on performance metrics.

Consolidate tools

Consolidate tools and put configuration management in the same window as your infrastructure monitoring.

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Eliminate complexity

Maintain standardization and compliance policies even as your business scales in size and complexity.

Streamline development

Flag policy violations when they happen and update configurations on the fly without bringing development to a standstill.

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Scale effortlessly

Partner with the only monitoring solution that drives transformation and scales with you. Our configuration monitoring ensures your infrastructure stays healthy as infrastructure complexity grows.

Configuration Monitoring FAQs

What is LM Config?

A feature which provides configuration file monitoring and storage directly in the LogicMonitor platform using a combination of Active Discovery, change detection, customizable alert checks, and automatic storage of configuration file history.

What are ConfigSources?

ConfigSources define how the LM Collector should retrieve data from a monitored device, as well as which devices should be monitored.

Why are config files important?

A configuration file tells a device how it should function. These files are often highly customized for a particular application and changes to them can have profound effects on an IT environment. A misconfigured configuration file on a single device can bring down an entire network.

What kinds of devices use config files?

Primarily network devices such as routers, switches, and firewalls. But also applications like Apache, MySQL, and our own Collector.

What Is Configuration Management?

A systems engineering process for establishing and maintaining consistency of a product’s performance, functional, and physical attributes with its requirements, design, and operational information throughout its life.

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