Monitoring and Operations Tasks This reference section provides instructions for each monitoring and operations task. Check messages.log – Check the messages.log file and configure email alerts. Check Ping – Check web server response to ping. Check Production Event Log – Check the Production Event Log for errors and warnings. Check SSH – Check ability to connect to web server via Secure Shell (SSH). Check System File Permissions – Check whether InterSystems IRIS system files conform to necessary permission settings. Create System Performance Report – Create system performance reports. Determine if Auditing Namespace Needs More Audit Databases – Determine if the auditing namespace needs more audit databases. Ensure Tasks are Running Correctly – Ensure that your Task Manager tasks are running correctly. Evaluate Global Buffer Size – Evaluate your global buffer size. Evaluate Lock Table Size – Evaluate your lock table size. Evaluate Maximum Memory per Process Size – Evaluate the size of the maximum memory per process. Evaluate Routine Buffer Size – Evaluate your routine buffer size. Evaluate Size of Shared Memory Heap – Evaluate the size of the shared memory heap (gmheap). Monitor Certificate Expiration Dates – Ensure that your certificates will not expire soon. Monitor CPU Utilization – Monitor the system for heavy CPU utilization. Monitor Disk Fill Rate – Monitor the disk fill rate of your file system. Monitor Disk Space – Monitor the available disk space in your file system. Monitor DNS Infrastructure – Monitor your DNS infrastructure. Monitor Email – Monitor your system’s ability to send email. Monitor Endpoints – Optionally monitor your important endpoints. Monitor Externally Mounted File Systems – Monitor any externally mounted file systems. Monitor for File System Errors – Monitor for file system errors. Monitor for Errors Using the Health Monitor and Log Monitor – Monitor for errors and warnings using the Health Monitor and Log Monitor Monitor for Memory Swapping – Monitor if memory swapping is occurring in your system. Monitor for Mirror Differences – Monitor for differences between mirror instances. Monitor for Network Packet DGOPS or Retransmissions – Monitor if network packet dGOPS or retransmissions occur. Monitor InterSystems IRIS License Status – Ensure that your InterSystems IRIS license will not expire soon. Monitor InterSystems IRIS Productions – Monitor your InterSystems IRIS productions. Monitor InterSystems IRIS Queues – Monitor your InterSystems IRIS queues. Monitor Journal Purging – Monitor if journals are purging normally. Monitor Journal Space – Monitor your journal space. Monitor License Usage – Monitor your license usage. Monitor Memory Utilization – Monitor the memory utilization of your system. Monitor Mirror Health – Monitor the health of your mirrors. Monitor Size of IRIS.DAT – Monitor the size of your IRIS.DAT file. Monitor System Clock Time – Monitor that system clocks across all your systems are set to the same time. Monitor Total Processes – Monitor the total number of processes running on your system, including user and system processes. Monitor Uptime – Monitor the amount of time that your system has been running. Monitor Web Servers – Verify that web servers are responding, and in a timely manner. Monitor Web Services – Verify that your SOAP and REST web services are responding, and in a timely manner. Review Application Error Log – Review errors and warnings in your Application Error Log. Review Web Gateway Error Log – Review errors in your Web Gateway error log. Review Web Server Error Log – Review errors and warnings in your web server error log. Run Database Backups – Run database backups for your system. Run DataCheck for Mirrored Systems – Run DataCheck if you have a mirrored system. Run Diagnostic Report – Run a Diagnostic Report and send the results to the WRC Run Integrity Checks – Run and examine the output of integrity checks. Run IRISHung – Run and examine the output of IRISHung. Run the Tune Table Utility on the ATNA Audit Database Tables – Optimize SQL querying of the audit tables for management reports and custom queries Verify Integrity of Database Backups – Verify the integrity of your database backups.