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As a system administrator you have to deal with a lot of data. Especially traffic data is of great importance when it comes to gaining a comprehensive overview of your network. The Remote Monitoring (RMON) standard provides specifications that enable you to dive even deeper into the package flow of your network. By displaying the traffic data for each port of your SNMP (Simple Network Monitoring Protocol) compatible devices in different channels, PRTG Network Monitor's SNMP RMON sensor helps you achieve a sound basis for detailed analysis.
After having read the previous article of this blog series, you know what you can achieve with the PRTG Mini Probe API. To quickly summarize: The API allows you to develop your very own kind of probe by tailoring it to the requirements of your network without being restricted by hardware or operating system. This article shows you a proof of concept for an often requested area of application: Detailed monitoring of Linux systems with probes that run directly under the target system. Using the PRTG Mini Probe API, you can now create and use a Python Probe to monitor your Linux system directly.
Today, for the first time on the Paessler blog, we'd like to introduce a guest blogger to you: Jorge de la Cruz has extensive IT knowledge, is an enthusiastic user of PRTG Network Monitor, and writes about various interesting IT topics on his Spanish blog (you should definitely pay a visit!)?now, without further ado, let's dive into NetFlow configuration and monitoring via PRTG on VMware vSphere 5.x:
It's mid August and everyone in the northern hemisphere is away on holidays. Well, almost everyone. As there's never a pause for the IT infrastructure of a company, also admins have to keep on working. To make your stay at work worthwhile, or to at least provide some travel literature if you're actually away, here's our newest "Sensor of the Week"?the WMI Service sensor.
A week has passed since we've presented the WMI Security Center sensor to you. Have you already tested it in your PRTG installation? Today we want to show you a very useful sensor for monitoring your Cisco devices: the SNMP Cisco System Health sensor.
In the first article of this blog series, you've learned about a very specific type of the PRTG Mini Probe, the PRTG Mobile Probe for Android, and how you can use it to gain a mobile perspective on your network. In this second part, we want to give you a little bit more background information on the PRTG Mini Probe API which enables you to completely tailor a probe to your own specific needs.
Whether you are a sly old fox when it comes to PRTG Network Monitor, or new to its impressive monitoring capabilities, there still might be some exciting features left to discover. That's why with this article we'll start to present to you the "Sensor of the Week"?just to make sure you don't miss it and have the possibility to make the most of your PRTG. If you already know the sensor: great! If you don't: why not give it a whirl? So make sure to follow our blog (just subscribe to our RSS feed) and receive valuable information as soon as they are published:
It's that time of the year again, when IT professionals meet in San Francisco to immerse themselves in the latest trends in virtualization and cloud technology. Of course Paessler will take this opportunity to present how PRTG Network Monitor can help experts to monitor their virtual environments?and so much more...
Every Tuesday for the last 10 weeks you could hear strange noises in a radius of about 4 miles around the Paessler headquarters in Nuremberg?a huffing and puffing that was often accompanied by giggles and laughter. What could it have been? Was it a bird? Was it a plane? No, it was the Paessler running team training for the B2Run!
About half a year ago, we asked you to help us beta test our new PRTG Mobile Probe for Android. Since then the mobile probe has left beta status and offers you a whole new world of monitoring possibilities?and we are pretty excited about it! Well, of course we are. Being the developers, you would expect that kind of enthusiasm, but also our customers gave us great feedback and presented really interesting applications. Now the PRTG Mobile Probe has been officially released and we want to mark this occasion by showing ?you how to unlock its full potential, and how you can put it to use in order to enhance your monitoring strategy.
Not too long ago it was unthinkable to surf the web from anywhere else besides your desktop computer. With the mobile apps of PRTG Network Monitor, you have the freedom to monitor your network from wherever you are.
For most of today's companies a smoothly running IT infrastructure is essential and a critical business requirement. There is hardly any business which does not rely on IT services like email, websites, databases, or online shops within their business process portfolio. In most cases, the IT infrastructure will be handled by people with a deep technical knowledge, the company's IT support. These people and the management need to communicate proactively all the time to ensure that the infrastructure has no critical issues, fits the business needs, and is suited for the future development of your company. Usually, the management continuously receives reports from the IT department which show recent events in the IT system of the company. On the one hand, this approach is fine to examine the current overall status and to plan future developments, on the other hand it might be inconvenient for the management to prioritize short-term actions on actual impacts to the overall business process if one of the IT services fails. Moreover, other non-technical staff needs only to know about outages that affect their daily work (for example, if the email system stops working). ?
Although the "My PRTG Dashboard" competition is over, and three winners have been chosen, you shouldn't stop tweaking and improving your dashboards. Over the course of the last three months, we've seen about 30 great and inspiring dashboards?and while not every single entry in our competition could win, most of the entered dashboards follow the purpose of clearly displaying the most important parameters and numbers in an appealing graphical way for a very specific task and audience. Let's have a look at the three runners-up, who were beaten only by a nose:
After three exciting months the "My PRTG Dashboard" competition has come to an end. You've sent us about 30 great and inspiring dashboards, which for our jury made it quite difficult to agree on one single winner each month?you can't imagine the heated discussions! But finally we've found three winners. All chosen dashboards add real value to the monitoring solution as the responsible IT team, and in certain cases even end customers, can see at a glance if their network or monitored systems are running smoothly. Now, without further ado, let me present to you the three winning dashboards:
When it's your birthday you often start to wonder where the time is going, even more so when it's your child's birthday. With software it's not that much different. I often think of PRTG Network Monitor as my baby (other software developers might be able to relate), and thinking back makes me kind of nostalgic. Especially since, just like a real child, PRTG has grown at such an incredible rate and learned to do such amazing things. Maybe you're curious how it all began...