News From Paessler
Ever Wondered How Much Letter Mail You Get During the Year? PRTG?s Letter Count Sensor Got You Covered
We always love to learn about new ways to implement PRTG and have seen quite a lot of great usage scenarios in the past. Naturally, we were really excited when we heard that Andreas Ginther set up a Letter Count Sensor "Smart Post Box" for his private mailbox! It tells him not only when he receives a letter, but also when the mailbox is emptied. This way, he always knows if he needs to start looking for the mailbox keys once he gets home.
PRTG Network Monitor now comes with a new license targeted towards MSPs (Managed Service Providers) that makes it a perfect solution for offering "Monitoring as a Service" to your customers: the remote probes. Each license of PRTG from 100 to 5,000 sensors allows you to implement as many probes as you want to on your customers' networks. The probes send the monitoring data to the core server using SSL encryption. With the roles and rights model in PRTG you can even give your customers full access to their monitoring so they can manage it by themselves if they want to. You could also set up your customers' monitoring and deliver the results in reports or on custom maps.
You've always wanted to meet the Paessler team and ask them your questions about PRTG Network Monitor but none of the events we attend was close to you until now? Well, this is as close as it gets. Simply join us at the VMUG Virtual Event 3.0 to meet our US team and get in touch right from your office desk.
In February this year, our CEO Dirk Paessler shared some words on how to set up a cloud policy before entering the cloud with you. Since then, eight months have passed and you probably rely more on cloud services than ever before. While the backbone of your productivity still lies within a well working network and especially a functioning internet connection to use said cloud services, including them into your favorite monitoring software seems like the next logical step. With this and the next blog article, I want to introduce the new PRTG cloud sensors to you: They will help you to keep track of the most important values of your cloud services.
The next version of Android, Android 6.0, has just been released, and it contains some important changes that affect apps like PRTG for Android. Since many of you will be upgrading over the next few months, we'd like to tell you how to keep the app running smoothly afterward.
ROI is the magic abbreviation for any manager: "Return on Investment" is intended to provide a simple calculation that determines the period during which an acquisition is amortized. Of course, when evaluating monitoring software, it would be interesting to know how long it would take until the purchase price of the software is regained by the various benefits of the software. Here is a simple calculation using a chewing gum vending machine to make this a little easier to understand:
We've Rolled Out Our Wearable iOS UI for PRTG
Today's information architecture relies heavily on databases. Whether you use Microsoft SQL, MySQL, PostgreSQL, Oracle SQL or MongoDB?the health of your database server is an essential value to monitor in order to guarantee fast and reliable database access. After?having?already presented the WMI Microsoft SQL Server sensor, in this blog article you'll learn about how you can monitor your MongoDB server with PRTG Network Monitor.
As an avid user of PRTG Network Monitor you probably already have used the map designer to create your own dashboards. It's a great way to present your data in a unique and customized way (see our customers' examples). When you present your monitoring data in the form of a map, which can be viewed by the whole IT team, other departments, or even your management, also the visual appeal plays an important role.
When we introduced our partner program in 2006, a close working relationship with our partners was one of its cornerstones. The ultimate goal was to build true partnerships, which was also reflected in a fair margin and a transparent bonus system. Almost 10 years have passed since the initial introduction of the partner program. In this time span we have learned a lot and were able to exchange experiences with our partners. In the past months, we optimized our partner program to even better meet the following objectives:
Since we've released PRTG for Android Wear, you've continuously been asking us about an Apple Watch Extension of PRTG for iOS. Here it is! Well, it's almost here. If you're enthusiastic about receiving notifications directly on your wrist, and want to help us shape the PRTG for iOS Apple Watch Extension, you can now be one of 100 exclusive beta testers!
Today we have another sensor in store for our Cisco users. Perhaps you already know about the SNMP Cisco System Health sensor, which allows you to keep an eye on the general health status (like CPU load, memory, temperatures) of your Cisco devices, and have read our blog series on monitoring Cisco devices with PRTG. Now, with the SNMP Cisco UCS Blade sensor, you can also gain detailed insights into your Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) server using Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP).
The notification system of PRTG Network Monitor is the most powerful tool to keep you informed about the status of your network. You probably use push notifications, emails, or SMS text messages to stay up to date about your IT environment. PRTG notifies you whenever it discovers downtimes, an overloaded system, exceeded thresholds, or other unusual situations. This way you can even proactively fix any issues before it gets really bad. But what happens if your network loses connection to the internet? You will not receive alarms about a malfunctioning device or service, cannot do anything about the issue immediately because you are simply not aware of it, and the cause for the alarm might turn into a critical impact on your business processes.
We all have experienced it: Sometimes certain elements of IT can be a real pain in our day-to-day work. What those pain points are depends heavily on the type of network, business structure, and even the personality of the responsible admin. Despite the given individuality of those pain points, we're curious about which ones bother you the most. Are you battling with slow page loading times, video streaming hiccups, low database performance, or even something entirely different every day?
Are you heading to VMware's biggest US event this summer? That's great news, because we will be there, too! Make sure to keep a free spot in your schedule to visit the Paessler booth, meet our team, and learn about great new options to monitor your virtual environments with PRTG Network Monitor. So make sure to stop by on your quest to gather the latest trends in virtualization and cloud technology. We're looking forward to meeting you!