Icinga for Windows: MSSQL Plugin Release v1.0.0

Today we are happy to announce that our MSSQL plugins for Icinga for Windows are enhancing the series of Icinga plugins and become released as version 1.0. With this first release we are sharing four plugins to check the current health of MSSQL itself but also internal metrics. In addition we provide a plugin to fetch MSSQL specific Performance Counters from within the database, similar to our Windows Performance Counter plugin and a backup check plugin.


How to monitor Windows systems with Netdata

Whether you’re a site reliability engineer (SRE), DevOps engineer, or any other role that plays a part in maintaining uptime for your company’s infrastructure, it’s critical to have visibility into all of your systems, regardless of their operating system. This includes monitoring Windows systems, which is a popular use case for Netdata’s community. Here’s the caveat: Netdata has no native Windows monitoring agent.


Zerologon: Windows Netlogon Vulnerability CVE-2020-1472

On August 11, 2020, Microsoft released a software update to mitigate a critical vulnerability in Windows Server operating systems (CVE-2020-1472). The vulnerability in Microsoft Windows Netlogon Remote Protocol (MS-NRPC), a core authentication component of Active Directory, could allow an unauthenticated attacker with network access to a domain controller to completely compromise all Active Directory identity services.


How to detect Zerologon attacks in your Windows infrastructure

Zerologon is arguably the most dangerous Windows vulnerability the security industry has seen. Organizations want to know with no uncertainty whether they’ve been attacked. That assurance doesn’t come from searching 30 days or even 90 days’ worth of Windows logs. It comes from a comprehensive search of all your Windows logs. Humio customers can get the certainty they need in a matter of seconds. Last month, Microsoft issued a patch for Zerologon.


Server Monitoring with OpsRamp

For decades, compute or server infrastructure has been the backbone of the IT world. Compute has gradually evolved from on-premise hardware to programmable compute in the form of software containers. Technology operators need to constantly monitor the performance of their Windows, Linux, and container infrastructure so that they can optimize their compute environments to match workload demands.