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BIND 9 can produce an extensive array of log messages and metrics. Experienced DNS administrators plan ahead to capture the most important metrics and logs, and to leverage available open source tools for capturing and analyzing them.
This series of five webinars, presented by Carsten Strotmann, will cover best practices and tips for monitoring and managing your BIND 9 deployment. Sessions 1, 2, and 3 are appropriate for both Authoritative and Recursive applications. Sessions 4 and 5 are primarily focused on Authoritative applications.
Register once for the entire series: all sessions will be recorded and the recordings posted within a few days on our website and our YouTube channel, so you can easily review any sessions you miss. Each session will last approximately one hour, including Q&A as time permits.
Sessions are scheduled at 8 AM PST, which is 16:00 UTC. However, Daylight Savings Time ends in the US on March 14 and not until March 28 in Europe. Please check your invite from Zoom for the correct time in your timezone.
Feb 17: Monitoring, part 1 - Setting Up, Managing and Using Logs Recording
Note the templates Carsten recommends can be found at: https://webinar.defaultroutes.de/webinar/bind9-logging-template.html
ISC Knowledgebase article that may be useful to review as well:
March 17: Monitoring, part 2 - Long-Term Statistics Monitoring and Log Analysis Recording
ISC Knowledgebase articles that may be useful to review ahead of time include:
April 21: Load Balancing With DNSdist Recording
This webinar included a half hour hands-on lab, after the main presentation. The VMs used by the lab are no longer available, but the instructions are still available.
ISC is the developer and maintainer of the BIND 9 software system. This work is supported by software support contracts; no purchase is required to attend these training sessions or to download and use the open source. If your company or organization is interested in purchasing professional support for BIND 9 and supporting ISC’s development work, please complete our contact form.
Carsten Strotmann has 20 years of professional experience working in open source networking. He has delivered many webinars and training classes on open source solutions and DNS/DHCP/IPv6/Linux/Unix security. He also is the author of various articles on IT security topics in computer magazines.
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