MSCOM WebCast Week…Q & A (Part 5) Troubleshooting & Debugging Web Hosting Environments

The webcast series ended with a tag team presentation by Jeff Stucky, Jim Dobbin, Khalil Nassar and Jeffery Johnson; all members of Jeff Stucky’s MSCOM Ops Debug team.   This web cast was kicked of by Jeff Stucky who re-introduced the MSCOM enterprise environment. For those of you that were fortunate enough to tune in…

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MSCOM WebCast Week…Q & A (Part 4) Monitor and Manage an Enterprise Platform with Microsoft.com Operations

The webcast series started with High Availability Architecture, Configuration Management of Web Farms and Change and Release Management of Web Farms. We told you about our architecture how we script and manage configurations, and how we partner with various teams to get the bits into production. Thursday’s session was all about how we Monitor and…

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MSCOM WebCast Week…Q & A (Part 3) Change and Release Management Strategies with Microsoft.com Operations

Part 3 of the MSCOM’s WebCast Week dealt with Change and Release Management Strategies with Microsoft.com Operations. Wayne King went into an Introduction of MSCOM that included the enterprise scale and high availability architecture that MSCOM OPS is responsible for; the Operational Vision described our vision statement which is to…”Continually broaden our impact as an…

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MSCOM WebCast Week…Q & A (Part 2) Configuration and Management of Web Farms

OK, here is Part 2 of the Q & A from MSCOM’s WebCast Week. These are from Tuesday’s session on Configuration and Management of Web Farms. The topics that Jeff Toews covered in this web cast included Configuration Management where he descried how we build out a server and our use of site-specific build scripts;…

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Performance – Its like an Onion

No, not because it stinks; not because it brings tears to your eyes; but because performance has layers.  This is the first of a series of articles dealing with the layers of the performance onion.  Hopefully they will be valuable to System Admins and also Content Providers in getting a better understanding of web server…

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Top 10 Topics for MSCOM Ops…Getting the Bits From Development to Production

That’s what this is about. There is great code that has traversed the SDLC (Software Development Life Cycle). Someone’s great idea was turned into a project that was assigned human resources with the ultimate marching orders of simply “Get’er Done”. Spec are written, costing models are completed, dev writes the code, test beats the heck…

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Top 10 Topics for MSCOM Ops…The TOOL MAN Cometh!! (Part 3)

Well we were rummaging around in our collective tool box and we came up with the following:FILEMON – Used for tracking down which processes are accessing particular files or particular drives on your system.http://www.sysinternals.com/Utilities/Filemon.html  KERNRATE – Very useful for tracking down (right down to the line of code) which module in a usermode process or…

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MSCOM Ops Webcast Week…Sign Up Links

Here are the links to sign up for the upcoming webcast series. Go to http://www.microsoft.com/events/default.mspx, then click on the More live webcasts… link at the bottom of the page scroll to the date of the event. We hope hope you can join us!! 11/7/05 Monday:Microsoft.com – High Availability Architecture (Level 200) 11/8/05 Tuesday:Microsoft.com – Configuration Management…

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