System Management

Assessment Details and Submission Guidelines



Unit Code  : MN506


Unit Title  : System Management


Assessment Type : Individual (Assignment 1)


Assessment Title : Assignment 1


Weight   : 10% of Total Assessment



Assignment DescriptionFor this assignment you will test, analyze, and compare any two (2) of the monitoring tools listed on Table 1. Marks will be awarded according to the (i) depth of exploration and explanation of features, and (ii) quality of evaluation and comparison of the chosen tools.


Tool
Description
OS
powertop
Monitoring for Linux environment
Linux

Use “sudo apt-get install” to install the tool (Consult


Lab 4 manual for application installation on Linux)

nmon
Monitoring for Linux environment (Consult Lab 4
Linux

manual for application installation on Linux)

iotop
Monitoring for Linux environment (Consult Lab 4
Linux

manual for application installation on Linux)

glances
Monitoring for Linux environment (Consult Lab 4
Linux

manual for application installation on Linux)

iftop
Monitoring for Linux environment (Consult Lab 4
Linux

manual for application installation on Linux)

Sensu
Open source alerting system.
Windows OS

https://sensuapp.org/docs/latest/platforms/sensu-


on-microsoft-windows.html

Logman
Command line tool to create and manage event
Windows OS

trace session & performance logs.


https://technet.microsoft.com/en-


us/library/cc753820(v=ws.11).aspx



Your task is to complete and make a 7-8 min video presentation on the following:

1.     Download, install, and use any two (2) of the monitoring tools from Table 1. If you choose Linux tools, you can boot the computer using Kali Linux, or access it from the Virtual Box, if available. Explore the usage of the tools in depth. This will require you to do a research on the tools, and then explore the features with your installed tools on the computer.


2.     Record your experience in a video clip. The video must include the following:

a.     Outline of your presentation.

b.     Demonstration in detail via narration of your actions recorded by video to include:

I.   accessing the tool,

II.     showing how to use your chosen features of each tool,
III. what the feature is used for, and

IV.   how information provided by the feature can be used by the System Administrator


This must include 2 features or functionality of each tool (2 features per tool * 2 tools= a total of 4 features or functions).


c.     Discuss in the video a comparison of the two tools covering the usability and functionality/usefulness to the System Administrator.

d.     Summarize your experience at the end of your video.

e.   You should appear in the video at the first and last 30 secs to introduce yourself and draw a conclusion on your experience with the tools (other parts of the video will who your actions, as per description above).


Length of Video: Introduction (30 secs approximately, your appearance should be in the video) + Outline of the presentation (30 secs approximately) + Demonstration of the task (4-5 minutes) + Discussion (1 minute approximately) + Conclusion (15 secs approximately, with appearance)


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