So I found myself doing some entry-level sysadmin stuff at my new job.
I am currently on the struggle bus. The company I work for uses a service called Pingdom to reach out to our servers every now and then to see if they are up and running.
When it thinks they are not I will receive a text message telling me about this and that I should look into it.
Well every now and then a few of the servers are unreachable and I am probably just chasing my tail because I know this is bound to happen, but I would like to know what might be going on and why these issues are happening, but I don't really know where to begin.
I started looking at the IIS logs and I can see the Pingdom requests in the log files for the times that Pingdom is sending me a text saying the server was unreachable.
I am getting a couple errors back from Pingdom that say either HTTP Error 503 or 301 Moved Permenately.
I would kind of like to track down the reason why if possible and see if there is a change I can make to have this occur less often. The servers/sites are of course not really down because a minute later I will get another text stating the servers are back online.
If you have any ideas of where I could start that would be sweet.