Announcing Preview Support for Windows Server Containers

Today we are announcing the support for Windows containers with Kubernetes 1.14 in Preview mode. As many users may know, Rancher 2.1.0 supported Windows containers in experimental mode. Now that SIG Windows and Microsoft have announced the general availability of containers in Windows Server 2019 with Kubernetes 1.14, we have upgraded Rancher to both support the latest version of Windows containers (and Kubernetes) and after the preview is over, make it generally available.


Monitor Microsoft Hyper-V with Datadog

Hyper-V is a hardware virtualization platform used to create and run virtual machines on Windows host systems. Hyper-V allocates resources from the physical hosts it runs on to the virtual machines it creates. If those resources are spread too thin, virtual machines may encounter slow performance and startup failures. With our new integration you can monitor the health of every layer of your Hyper-V stack: physical hosts, virtual machines, and all of the applications and services running on them.


It’s About Time: Business Insights with Calendar Window Analytics

Ever wish you could monitor the total number of widgets produced by your service since the actual beginning of the day in New York, rather than interpret a sum calculated over, say, the last 10 or 24 hours? What about a real-world view of the SLA for a service you manage, showing the maximum latency reported for closed months and quarters, with the results neatly plotted at the ends of those months and quarters?

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What is WMI? Windows Management Instrumentation, do you know this?

What is WMI? Is this a new brand of German cars? Nope. Since we like to explore the vast fields of knowledge, we are going to try to approach this question: What is WMI? There are people out there who don’t have the imperious need to master the concept, taxi drivers for example, but there are other brave people who will live much better with the knowledge of these skills. So, what is WMI?

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How to Strengthen Security on Windows 10 Networks

The Windows 10 operating system has had a reputation for poor design and lax practices on information privacy and security for some time. It’s debatable exactly how bad the OS actually is or isn’t in this regard. In this article, we’ll be exploring some methodologies and best practices for hardening the security status of your Windows 10 workstations and network configuration.


Monitoring Windows Environments with the SignalFx Smart Agent

At SignalFx, we make it easy to submit metrics and traces from any environment to our solution using a variety of flexible and open standards-based protocols. One such example is our Smart Agent – an enhanced version of our collectd-based agent first built as a Kubernetes integration – which provides automatic service discovery, configuration, and metrics collection for any Linux environment.