On Call


Splunk On-Call: New Name, New Features to Improve On-Call For Your Teams

Today, more than ever, mobilizing remote teams to triage and resolve outages separates is separating enterprises able to accelerate their digital initiatives from those who don’t. Observability has elevated our ability to quickly detect problems and ask questions in our system to triage and reduce “time to clue” — an increasingly important metric.

Honeycomb Learn Ep 5 Never Alone On Call

In this webinar, we’ll discuss and show how: Honeycomb's query history gives rich meaningful context, Honeycomb’ers dogfood and learn from each others' compound wisdom, benefits span engineering cycles and use-cases when debugging and maintaining, & to build a culture of observability and why you should do it now.

On Call Schedule

An enterprise can use an on-call schedule that defines who is available to respond to incidents 24/7. Yet, how your enterprise builds and manages its on-call schedule can impact departments and stakeholders across your organization. When it comes to on-call scheduling, your enterprise must plan as much as possible. Fortunately, with the right processes and tools, you can effectively implement and manage an on-call schedule.


What is IT On-call?

An “on-call” worker is available to provide support at their employer’s request. Your enterprise may have on-call employees available across various departments, and these workers can help your business if problems arise, even outside of normal operating hours. Bonus Material: Advanced On-call Escalation Example PDF How you manage your on-call teams can have significant ramifications on your enterprise and its stakeholders.


Why you need to stop the handover of that shared on-call duty phone

If you are still handing over a shared on-call duty phone or pager (sometimes called ‘operations phone’), it is time to rethink your process. The Covid19-induced new normal has a dramatic impact on our work live and social behavior. We work from home and that is especially true for the IT workforce. We meet with less people and limit our social network to relatives and close friends.


5 Tips For Better On-Call Support (in 2020)

Your enterprise needs on-call support, but it often struggles to achieve its desired results. Yet, the longer your enterprise waits to improve its on-call support processes and procedures, the greater the risk becomes that a minor outage could cause substantial downtime. Bonus Material: Advanced Escalation Example PDF Ultimately, your enterprise needs seamless on-call support processes and procedures.


Working with multiple on-call teams using Zabbix and iLert

This post outlines how to use Zabbix and iLert with multiple on-call teams, where each team is responsible for a set of host groups in Zabbix, and therefore, will only receive alerts for the services it is responsible for. But first, let’s start with the basic needs when being on-call.


How to Improve On-Call with Better Practices and Tools

In the era of reliability, where mere minutes of downtime or latency can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars, 24x7 availability and on-call coverage to respond to incidents has become a requirement for the vast majority of organizations. But setting up an on-call system that drives effective incident response while minimizing the stress placed on engineers isn’t a trivial task.