One of our customers had a near meltdown this weekend. Apparently the AC in the server room malfunctioned on Saturday afternoon resulting in hot air being vented into the server room. Shortly thereafter, the servers got so hot they began automatically shutting down.
Fortunately, the Domino servers were being monitored by VitalSigns, and we got an alert. We attempted to RDP to the servers, but no response. The on-call tech had to go in and see what was up, and he opened the server room to a sauna. We can only imagine how hot it might have been on Monday morning, had this not been detected.
The incredible backward compatability of the Domino platform
Mon, May 13th 2013 9:12a Alan Forbes In the course of facilitating an evaluation with a potential customer, we performed a ‘findings review’ where we walked the customer through the potential issues that VitalSigns had discovered. One thing was a surprise for us, and I’ll let you look at the screen shot to enjoy it yourself. Domino never ceases to amaze me. (Hint – look at the Domino Version column to see what this guy still has running -successfully — in production.) [read] Keywords: domino
I’m not in Orlando yet, but my mugs are…
Tue, Jan 15th 2013 1:15p Alan Forbes In less than two weeks I’ll be in Orlando for the annual Lotusphere/IBM Connect show. Even though I am not there yet, my mugs are already enjoying the Florida sunshine.
Did you suggest a feature that got added to VitalSigns? If so, you’re eligible for one of these highly-coveted mugs. Just come by and see me at Pedestal B-55. [read] Keywords: ibm
VitalSigns 10.33 is here
Fri, Oct 26th 2012 12:09p Alan Forbes There are many new features that have been added in the latest release. One nice obvious feature which was suggested by a prospective customer makes it very easy to see if Alerts are turned on or off by adding an indicator on the status bar.
There are also many enhancements that are “under the hood”, and related to scaling. We have several customers with more than 100 servers and we have made dozens of optimizations to the cycle speed to accommodate so many servers. If [read] Keywords: notes
Applied the jQuery Mobile Framework to VitalStatus OnTheGo
Fri, Aug 3rd 2012 1:12p Alan Forbes We’ve been poking around with jQuery, which happens to play nice with Domino, and we decided to use it to spice up the mobile edition of VitalStatus. With just a couple of hours of work, we got some really nice affects that those of you with Apple and Android devices are sure to love. You can see it live here -> http://www.rprwyatt.com/vs/vitalstatus.nsf/OnTheGo?OpenPage [read] Keywords: domino
Please update to 10.27
Fri, May 25th 2012 12:11p Alan Forbes Hi all,
If you are running VitalSigns 10.23 to 10.26, then please update to the most recent 10.27. 10.27 fixes a number of important items, for instance if your scheduled report have been arriving without any data in them, then this update should take care of it. [read] Keywords: