The Microsoft Dynamics AX system, like any other software system, requires ongoing monitoring and maintenance. Routine maintenance includes the following:

  • Backing up databases.

  • Backing up application files.

  • Monitoring alerts generated by infrastructure components, Microsoft Dynamics AX components, or the database.

  • Monitoring your infrastructure and applications to ensure expected service-level agreements are met.

  • Installing applicable hotfixes or patches.

Determine a maintenance strategy that meets your company's needs before implementing your Microsoft Dynamics AX system. You will need a maintenance strategy for all of the environments you are running, including development, test, production and training environments.

The topics in this section provide information about maintaining Microsoft Dynamics AX and its components.

The following topics are included in this section:

Using alerts to monitor Microsoft Dynamics AX

Planning performance monitoring

Planning installation of hotfixes

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