Writing this article feels a bit like watching Groundhog Day...
If you’re using Paessler PRTG to monitor your IT, then you already know the benefits: alerts and notifications when things go wrong, customizable dashboards to show the status of your infrastructure, and the ability to monitor a wide range of devices from all kinds of manufacturers are just a few examples of what PRTG offers. But if you have OT components in your environment (for example, a factory floor or a warehouse), then you’re probably also responsible for at least part of that. Don’t forget about the OT side of things for your monitoring!
The latest version of PRTG comes with the new AWS RDS v2 sensor, which leaves beta status and is now fully supported, and the experimental Microsoft 365 Mailbox sensor, which is compatible with OAuth2. Let's have a look at some more details!
Before you start reading the article: This is part five of a six-part blog series. If you already know the previous parts, feel free to read on below. Otherwise, let me briefly explain the structure.
With over 6,000 combined employees and students across multiple locations, VID’s small team of network engineers faced several challenges. Firstly, the team operated reactively to user-raised complaints without the necessary tools to provide proactive network maintenance. This meant the team was always on the back foot, unaware of issues until users raised complaints. This inevitably led to frustration – both for users but also for IT who felt they were always playing catch-up.
Before you start reading the article: This is part four of a six-part blog series. If you already know the previous parts, feel free to read on below. Otherwise, let me briefly explain the structure.
Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC) is the teaching hospital associated with Leiden University/Netherlands. The hospital is a partnership between Leiden University Hospital (AZL) and the Faculty of Medicine at Leiden University.
As former US Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld once (in)famously said: “…there are known knowns; there are things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns; that is to say we know there are some things we do not know. But there are also unknown unknowns — the ones we don’t know we don’t know.” Donald Rumsfeld While the phrasing of the statement drew much comment and no little ridicule, what he was saying was basically true. One of the key concepts in risk management is the idea that there are risks that we are aware of and understand (known knowns), there are those that we are aware of, but don’t understand (known unknowns), those that we understand, but are not aware of (unknown knowns); and those that we are neither aware of, nor understand (unknown unknowns).
Before you start reading the article: This is part three of a six-part blog series. If you already know the previous parts, feel free to read on below. Otherwise, let me briefly explain the structure.
Paessler PRTG includes two native sensors for Monitoring Cisco Meraki devices - the Cisco Meraki Network Health sensor (BETA) and the Cisco Meraki License sensor (BETA) wich I introduced a few weeks ago in this article:👉 Let's talk about sensors! Monitoring Cisco Meraki with PRTG sensors
Imagine the scene: it’s just an ordinary day, until you’re called into the office of the CEO (!!!). There, you learn that your organization’s email no longer works. At all. No sending, no receiving. This is already a chilling thought, but once you start investigating, you discover that your company has landed up on not just one, but several, email blacklists.
Before you start reading the article: This is part two of a six-part blog series. If you already know the previous parts, feel free to read on below. Otherwise, let me briefly explain the structure.
Two of the most pressing global problems of the near future are the adequate supply of food for our growing world population and the stable supply of water. We already live in an era where water is becoming a luxury good. Smart irrigation, i.e. the intelligent and data-driven irrigation of agricultural land, can be an answer to both problems. As Paessler's new CTO, I find it fascinating how big our New Product Innovation team thinks and how refined it is in identifying and solving problems. Our new solutions to Smart Irrigation are certainly examples of this. In the following, I would like to briefly address the matter of global water shortage in agriculture, clarify the basic context of Smart Irrigation, and show where our new solutions come in.
For many industrial companies, moving up the maintenance maturity model from reactive maintenance through to predictive maintenance has become the holy grail. The focus is strongly on the factory floor machines and IIoT sensors, but it’s important not to forget your OT network infrastructure along the way. Let’s first take a brief look at what the maintenance maturity model is, how the supporting infrastructure fits into the big picture, and how Paessler PRTG monitoring software can help.