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The "Sensor of the Week" articles are a neat way for you to discover new areas of applications for PRTG Network Monitor?even ones you might yet not have thought of. This time, even if you already know and use the QoS (Quality of Service) Round Trip sensor, we urge you to keep on reading as we present to you a great new way to monitor the quality of a network connection without using remote probes: the PRTG QoS Reflector (open source) for the QoS Round Trip sensor!
This fall technology enthusiasts meet in New York City to attend the Interop Conference & Expo. Also Paessler will be there to emerge themselves into this exciting world to get inspired and, more importantly, to inspire. Meet our team and find out how PRTG Network Monitor can help you keep your network running while obtaining all the data you need!
When it comes to monitoring Linux or Unix systems, PRTG Network Monitor offers various interesting possibilities: Use one of PRTG's sensors for Linux monitoring via SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol), SSH (Secure Shell), or WBEM (Web-Based Enterprise Management). Especially the SSH Script sensor offers you real freedom in customizing your Linux monitoring: Just write a script which returns the desired data from your Linux system (for example, the validity of your SSL certificate used by an Apache instance, see screenshot below), and you can monitor all changes and detect issues before they become a problem.
In the last few years the tasks of system administrators have changed quite a lot. Today networks are more than their physical layout of servers, routers, and switches reveals. With virtualization and cloud applications also the task of maintaining the network has grown more complex. Whether you use VMware or Hyper-V for virtualization, monitoring your virtual environments, and especially the host servers, is an absolute necessity when it comes to gaining a comprehensive view of your entire network structure.
In this week's blog article we present to you a very powerful sensor, you might yet not have been using. It's time to change that! Find out how the Passive Application Performance sensor has the potential to add real value to the way you monitor the performance of your servers and web applications.
The upcoming Saturday, August 30, 2014, the Paessler shop servers will be on maintenance. The necessary downtime for this purpose will start at 8 a.m. CEST and take at least a couple of hours. During this time you will not be able to reach the Paessler shop, our service portal, or activation services. We are sorry in advance for any inconveniences. But don't worry, all services will be available again as soon as possible! If you run into issues with the activation of a PRTG license, or if you cannot order a new license over the weekend, we recommend you to wait until Monday when we have fully recovered our systems. ?
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!
Thank you for using the PRTG Network Monitor
You are using the Freeware version of PRTG Network Monitor. This software covers all aspects of network monitoring: uptime monitoring, traffic and bandwidth usage monitoring combined with concise reporting and analysis features - one clear and simple solution for your entire network.
The software runs 24/7 on a Windows-based machine within your network, recording bandwidth and network usage parameters. Recorded data is stored in a database for historic reports. The easy to use web-based user interface allows to configure the devices and sensors that you want to monitor. You can create usage reports and provide colleagues and customers access to graphs and tables.
All common methods for network usage data acquisition are supported: SNMP and WMI, Packet Sniffing, and NetFlow. For performance and availability monitoring PRTG Network Monitor also includes more than 200 sensor types for all common network services (e.g. Ping, HTTP, SMTP, POP3, FTP, etc.), allowing to monitor your network systems for speed and failures. As soon as outages occur the software will alert you by sending emails, SMS, pager messages and other notifications. Request times and downtimes are constantly recorded in the database and you can compile performance downtime and SLA reports at any given time.