#FeatureFriday: Checking Additional Polling Health and Load

Welcome to “Feature Friday”, a series of (typically short) videos which explain a feature, function, or technique.

Once your monitoring environment grows beyond a certain size, a single server – no matter how robust your software or how beefy your hardware – is simply not going to cut it. And not long after that, when you’ve added another polling server, you will want to know how it is performing, and if it’s time for yet another additional poller.

To that end, in the video below, my fellow SolarWinds Head Geeks Kong Yang, Patrick Hubbard, and I speak about ways you can validate the health and current load being carried by each additional poller in your environment, so there are no surprises.

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