In the 6th instalment of The Geek and the Sales Guy, our two likely lads celebrate the 20th anniversary of Paessler AG by incorporating some questionable musical interludes - all fully licensed of course!
20 years can be a shockingly long time. Take a look at our daily routine – of all the things that we do every day now, what was around 20 years ago? No smartphones or Facebook (people actually still read newspapers!), no streaming, and only a very, very slow internet connection. A lot has happened, and although we celebrate our proud, 20-year-old company’s anniversary this November, that doesn’t mean that the PRTG Network Monitor, for which the name Paessler is now known around the world, was also around 20 years ago. But let’s take things one at a time.
This is not yet another article on why the cloud is great and why you should move as much as you can to the cloud. Because that’s simply. Not. True.
We all remember how great we were in high school chemistry, of course. We know that Ah is the element of surprise, Mm is the atomic symbol for cookie and we can cool ourselves to -273.15 °C and still be 0K. But this doesn’t help very much in the world of computers and internet, does it? So our great team came up with a newly developed overview on how to illustrate the most relevant terms and terminology of system administration. Categorized in the groups:
This is a special notice to all PRTG customers who use .NET sensors and who have not yet upgraded to .NET Framework 4.5 or later. As of version 17.3.35, we will no longer support .NET 4. And, since Microsoft has discontinued support of the client profile in .NET 4.5, we also discontinue support of the client profile in PRTG.
We love when PRTG users publish cool extensions for PRTG, and we’ve recently discovered a VERY cool one! We’d like to send a huge “THANK YOU!” to Jason Lashua (alias neuralfraud on GitHub ), who has written a PRTG datasource for Grafana, so you can now visualize your PRTG data using powerful Grafana dashboards. And he’s even made it available for free on GitHub!
ADFS is a great service offered by Microsoft that one can use to authenticate users for a variety of services like AWS, Office 365, Azure and so on. But what if you have your own application and want to use ADFS Authorization? What if you want that application to be serverless?
We are happy to announce the first winner of our PRTG Sensor Contest: Mark Lewis. He monitors the temperature of his son’s turtle habitat with PRTG Network Monitor. We particularly liked the name of the turtle too; “Flash”. He (maybe she) is approximately 1 1/2 years old and is an aquatic turtle (native to the US and Mexico). The goal of Mark’s monitoring is to make sure Flash can chill in a healthy, quality environment with steady temperature.
Ubiquiti Networks offers a range of wireless hardware and software for enterprise WiFi and operator WiMAX wireless data communication. In this article, we’ll explain how to monitor Ubiquiti’s UniFi WiFi systems using PRTG.
Timing is everything
One of the latest tabs added to MS Teams is “Wiki”. This new tab is intended to easily create Notes at the channel level where Team members can add not only static content but also mention other people by using @.
In our last article about monitoring a KEMP LoadMaster using PRTG we described the configuration of PRTG. Now we talk about the configuration of the KEMP LoadMaster itself. Before starting, please read the disclaimer, as this is about a sensitive part of your security.
Update (November 6): The problem is solved as of today. PRTG now uses HERE Maps as provider so you are able to correctly view Geo Maps again (see version history for details). Update (November 2): We are still working hard on this issue and expect a solution in days rather than weeks. Unfortunately, however, we cannot promise anything. We use Nokia Maps as the default map service provider for geographical maps in PRTG. However, Nokia Maps discontinued their map API access.
There are a lot of solutions to choose from that does load management and security for services, in this article we will be looking at Kemp Loadmaster.
Thank you for using the PRTG Network Monitor
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.