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Server monitoring is the process of reviewing and analyzing a server for availability, operations, performance, security and other operations-related processes.
It is performed by server administrators to ensure that the server is performing as expected and to mitigate problems as they become apparent.
Server monitoring can be performed using manual techniques and automated server monitoring software. Depending on the type of server, server monitoring can have different objectives. For example:
Server monitoring also monitors performance and operations of components and equipment at a granular level, including:
Server monitoring's primarily objective is the protection of a server from possible failure.