7 Tips to Monitor Your Network While on Holiday

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Summer is a time to unwind, explore new places, and spend time with your family and friends. However, as an IT professional or a business owner, you know that systems and devices cannot go on holiday 🙂

You need a holiday assistant to manage, monitor, and troubleshoot systems, networks, and devices on your behalf.

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Whether you’re looking for a way to relax, or recovering from a significant burnout, stepping away from your everyday routine for a while can have a remarkable impact on your overall well-being. After all, holidays are meant for relaxation!

However, managing clients’ networks can be a really challenging task.

Domotz network monitoring alerting system is designed to help you. 

Domotz provides advanced network monitoring that keeps you informed of your network’s status wherever you are. 

Seven tips to monitor your network while on vacation:

Prioritize peace of mind during your holiday by proactively safeguarding your essential data, configurations, and settings. 

In the face of unforeseen challenges, a dependable backup ensures swift restoration to prior system states, mitigating downtime and averting potential data loss.

Backing up and restoring critical network infrastructure systems you manage is a key component of disaster prevention as well as your cyber security methodology. 

Don’t worry, Domotz has you covered with our extensive network configuration monitoring features designed for critical network infrastructure devices. If you use our network monitoring system, you can guarantee the secure preservation of critical information. 

Our network configuration management capabilities are easily accessible on leading firewalls, access points, and switches, allowing you to back up and restore configurations securely within seconds. We’ll help you set your automatic backups and device updates. 

What’s more, you’ll be able to implement procedures for configuration management on critical network infrastructure for compliance and auditing purposes. 

Domotz can further complement your backup strategy by providing insights into the status of backup devices and notifying you of any irregularities, giving you peace of mind regarding the safety of your client’s data.

Finally, you can manage the network configuration remotely from one single pane of glass. 

You can learn more from our short video about Configuration Management with Domotz.

Use the Domotz network data aggregation feature as an essential tool for strategic planning before you go on holiday. 

Analyze past issues and set up preventive mechanisms and automated responses to prevent real problems. This foresight not only ensures the stability of the systems you manage but also enhances overall service reliability. 

Comprehensive data and reports can help you gain insights into networks’ historical performance. This not only will help you in issue resolution but also allow you to analyze trends and proactively address potential future challenges.

While on holiday, you must be sure your alerting system is available and reliable. You must be able to receive instant notifications about critical events. For example, it might be important for you to know about network outages or security breaches. As a result, you’ll be able to respond promptly and mitigate potential damage.

Use Domotz to set alerts on critical network and device events. There are different types of alerts: device alerts, network alerts, alerts on new devices and security events, alerts of sensors, or alerts on 3rd party tools.

For instance, if you need to monitor a specific type of device, Domotz will send you information about device status changes (Online/Offline/Heartbeat), device IP changes, switch/firewall/Wi-Fi AP configuration changes, and/or misalignment, and any type of device sensor.

On the other side, if you want to receive information on variations on your critical network, you’ll receive information about newly discovered devices, Internet connection, and speed, ports open on the public Internet WAN side, Internet public WAN IP changes, and Custom Sensors.

Deep dive into Domotz network monitoring alerts by reading one of our blogs.

It’s important to be able to rely on alerts. What’s more, it’s crucial to receive alerts that you customize according to your needs, enabling you to address issues and maintain network security promptly.

Before you go on holiday, tailor alerts to match your client’s specific criteria and priorities. Whether it’s a server issue, bandwidth spike, or offline device, you decide what warrants immediate attention.

Again, Domotz can help you here giving you full network visibility and customizable alerts.

Set up automation rules about performing specific actions to prevent issues. 

Automation rules can be set up to perform specific actions in response to certain alerts. For example, if a device goes offline, Domotz can automatically reboot the device or switch to a backup network path.

Whether restarting devices or changing network settings, the Domotz network monitoring system will help you optimize issue resolution, eliminating the need for manual intervention. 

Use security automation to prevent problems effectively. One of the best ways to dive into automation is to use integration scripts and SNMP pre-configures templates

Building on integrations tailored to your hardware and OS environments lets you deploy faster. You don’t need to reinvent the wheel, and this strategy leaves you with more time to fine-tune it!

Security automation is a great way to avoid problems. However, sometimes; you need to interrupt your vacation and resolve issues.

In this case, the ability to troubleshoot remotely is indispensable in ensuring the efficiency and reliability of the services you provide. Plus, it gives you the opportunity to continue your vacation 🙂 

Remote troubleshooting empowers you to swiftly address issues, perform diagnostics, and implement solutions without the need for physical presence. This capability not only improves the speed of issue resolution but also minimizes downtime for your clients, especially while you are on holiday. 

Domotz allows you to access and troubleshoot networked devices remotely facilitating troubleshooting from anywhere in the world. You can use it to identify and address issues without needing to be present physically, preserving the quality of service for your clients. For example, you can restart devices, configure settings, or perform diagnostics without being on-site.

Read more about tips to improve your remote management activity.  

Demonstrate your commitment to excellence by showcasing your ability to maintain network stability, even in your absence. This builds trust with clients and reinforces your reputation as a reliable MSP.

To achieve that, you can use the tips we shared above. In addition, don’t forget to use transparent communication and create the right expectations. 

You can also schedule a post-vacation review with your clients to discuss any incidents that occurred in your absence, the resolutions implemented, and strategies for continuous improvement. This demonstrates accountability and a commitment to learning from any challenges.

Protect yourself – don’t forget your sunscreen and enjoy!


As an MSP, your holiday shouldn’t be marred by the fear of network issues going unnoticed. Embrace the power of a network monitoring alerting system like Domotz to ensure peace of mind while you’re away. The combination of real-time alerts, customizable alerting, automation, remote troubleshooting, historical data, and client confidence will not only safeguard your clients’ networks but also enhance your overall efficiency and reputation as a trusted managed service provider. So, go ahead, pack your bags, and enjoy your well-deserved holiday, knowing that Domotz has your back.

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