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At Paessler we get to wear casual clothes most of the time, and believe us, we are very grateful for this. However, one of our colleagues had the idea to dress up on a Friday a couple of weeks ago. Celebrating "Fancy Friday" was so much fun we thought we'd take it to the next level...
Do you have Gude PDUs in your datacenter?? And you'd like to monitor them with PRTG? Then we have "Gude" news for you!? Gude has published a Quick Start Guide on how to monitor their PDUs and Remote I/O Systems using PRTG.? They've got device templates and OID libraries already prepared, so all you need to do is to create the sensors.? The guide gives you a step-by-step on how to enable SNMP on your Gude devices, how to install PRTG, and how to create PRTG sensors to monitor your PDUs.
2016 was an exciting year for us here at Paessler: We moved office, we attended more than 200 events worldwide, and we hired 54 new colleagues in the Nuremberg headquarters and internationally. But most importantly we constantly thrive to provide you with the most powerful and easy-to-use monitoring solution possible. Although our QA team is very thorough when it comes to the capabilities of PRTG Network Monitor, it's crucial to get feedback from the field, be it from our users or from independent reviewers.
We proudly present our first video case study. Please click here to watch the video or to read the whole story. There is more to Fulham FC than simply putting on a football match every other Saturday. With an IT network that is distributed across several sites, and central to the activities of more than 250 members of staff on a day to day basis, Head of IT Alex Malinov has a sizeable job on his hands. As he puts it, "In spite of having live football at its heart, Fulham FC is a 365-day-a-year organisation."
From time to time customers ask us for a Linux probe for PRTG for monitoring distributed networks. Linux is inexpensive because you don?t have to buy an expensive Windows server, just some simple hardware, install Linux, and you?re ready to go. However, it?s also possible to monitor your entire network with PRTG at a reasonable price using Windows, as our CEO Dirk Paessler shows in this self-produced video. He installed and configured a PRTG probe in his home network on a mini-PC he bought online for 169.90 Euro. ?Start to end it only took 15 minutes and he filmed himself doing this. Watch Dirk?s two-and-a-half-minute video here or on YouTube?
Microsoft Teams is a new chat tool that integrates the entire Office 365 environment. If you?re using Teams, you?ll be interested in this script from our support colleague Stephan Linke, which lets you send notifications from PRTG via Microsoft Teams to your colleagues and admin teams. In addition, you can also access the sensor, device or service that triggered the notification and acknowledge the alert.
If you?re using BGP (Border Gateway Protocol) and need an overview of all peers and their current status, you should have a look at the script our colleague from tech support, Luciano Lingnau, wrote.?
The perception of the IT administrator job is often influenced by buzzwords like Big Data or SDN. But the reality of the job often looks different. That's why we at Paessler wanted to know what really drives you in your everyday working life. What are your favorite tasks and how much time do you have to do them? Which technologies are you using already and which are not even under consideration at the moment?
What's your favorite software development buzzword:? Agile, DevOps, TDD, CI, CD??
This post is a follow up to our post from Oct 4, Refuse to Take Part in a DDoS Botnet?
One of the big topics in the IT world last week was the massive DDoS attack against Brian Krebs' "Krebs on Security" website, which appears to have come from compromised IoT devices, including security cameras.? As the Register reports, the attack is the largest known single DDoS attack to date, with over 152K devices involved, generating over 620Gbps in the attack. ? ?If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the problem. (rephrased quote from Eldridge Cleaver) ?
? Join Greg Farro and Ethan Banks from Packet Pushers and Greg Ross from Paessler for a discussion about smart network monitoring with PRTG.? Ethan, Greg and Greg discuss strategies for monitoring your IT infrastructure, how to deal with the complexity of monitoring large networks, and how to glean actionable information from multiple data points.
? Whether you read a technical blog, a newsletter from your favorite IT Guru, or a print magazine, you are confronted with topics such as SDN, IoT, Hyperconverged Systems or Big Data. But does this define what you are actually doing in your job? What are the topics that really matter to you? Help us to adjust our product and our communication to better suit your needs. It will only take about five minutes.
In the second part of our blog series about PRTG as a central information hub we show how we use PRTG internally to give our marketing team their most important metrics at a glance.
Unresolved support tickets, marketing figures, or current room bookings: PRTG Network Monitor can collect business-related information, process it, and distribute it.
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You are using the Freeware version of PRTG Network Monitor so you can already cover all aspects of state-of-the-art network monitoring: . This enables you to monitor uptime , traffic and bandwidth usage with only one tool. You can also create comprehensive reports with the integrated reporting and analysis features. This makes PRTG one clear and simple monitoring solution for your entire network.
The software runs 24/7 to monitor your network. All you need is a computer with a Windows operating system. PRTG includes everything that you need in one installater so you can start monitoring your network right away. The Software records bandwidth and network usage and stores the data in an integrated high-performance database. Add all the network devices which you want to monitor via an easy-to-use web-based user interface and configure sensors that retrieve the desired data. You can create usage reports and provide colleagues and customers access to data graphs and tables.
PRTG supports all common protocols to get network data: Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP), Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI), Packet Sniffing, Cisco NetFlow as well as other vendor specific flow protocols, SSH, SOAP, and many other network protocols.
PRTG Network Monitor provides about 200 sensor types so you can start monitoring your standard systems directly after installation. These include monitoring Ping times, HTTP pages, SMTP, POP3, and IMAP mail servers, FTP servers, Linux systems, and many other hardware components and network services. You can easily monitor the performance of your network permanently to recognize imminent outages before they occur. In the case of an error, you will receive emails, SMS, or push messages immediately. PRTG constantly records performance data and downtimes in the database so you can compile reports about performance, downtimes, and SLAs at any time.