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2015-Aug-19 by

Sensor of the Week:
SNMP Cisco UCS Blade Sensor

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).

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2015-Aug-12 by

How to Receive Alarms from Your Network in Case of a Failing Internet Connection

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.

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2015-Aug- 4 by

Tell Us Your IT Pain Points and Enter the Raffle for a Quadrocopter!

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?

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2015-Jul-28 by

Experience PRTG Live at
VMworld San Francisco 2015

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!

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2015-Jul-20 by

Let Me Introduce Myself:
Dr. Marc Roessel, CFO at Paessler

Paessler is growing. Fast, very fast, and in every aspect. Having been chairman of the Paessler supervisory board since 2010, I've been able to witness this extraordinary development firsthand. With new features continuously being added to PRTG Network Monitor, we're reaching more and more sys-admins globally. This growth also had a direct impact on every team working at Paessler. We've added new colleagues for PRTG development, customer service, technical support, business development, and all the other teams to constantly provide the best customer experience possible.

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2015-Jul-16 by

SDN: An Inventory

Whether we’re talking with the press or with analysts, the acronym SDN comes up again and again, combined with questions regarding PRTG Network Monitor and Paessler’s position on the topic. Even our clients are continuously confronted with the matter and ask us what SDN actually is, whether they need it and if PRTG supports it. It’s time to shed some light on SDN and do a little explaining.

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2015-Jul- 9 by

PRTG Not Affected by OpenSSL Certificate Validation Vulnerability

Although the newest OpenSSL vulnerability (CVE-2015-1793) doesn't even have a catchy name yet (remember Heartbleed, POODLE and Logjam?), we've analyzed it and are glad to tell you PRTG Network Monitor is not affected by it—whatever name ultimately will be pinned on it. No action is required by you in regards to your PRTG installation—you can simply continue monitoring.

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2015-Jul- 8 by

Sensor of the Week: Cloud Ping Sensor

A few weeks ago we've presented the Cloud HTTP sensor, which enables you to keep an eye on the loading time of a web server via HTTP (Hyper Text Transfer Protocol) from various locations worldwide. Today we want to focus on another brand-new sensor that also uses the PRTG Cloud to enable monitoring from different international locations: The Cloud Ping sensor. Just add the web server you want to monitor to PRTG as a device and then add the Cloud Ping sensor to this device—and you're ready to start monitoring!

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2015-Jul- 2 by

Cluster Support for Remote Probes:
Failover Nodes Show Remote Probe Data

We have good news for all of you who run a cluster installation of PRTG Network Monitor: You can now connect all of your remote probes to all of the failover nodes in your cluster! This lets you take full advantage of PRTG's failover functionality: You can see the monitoring data from all of your locations and receive alarms when your remote probes detect sensor errors, even if your primary master node fails. No matter whether you're using remote probes to monitor distributed locations or to spread the monitoring load over several machines, your remote probes can now be part of your cluster.

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2015-Jun-29 by

How Do You Get the Most Out of Your PRTG? Open Your Email!

Our development team challenge themselves constantly to add new functionality, meaning that comparing last year's PRTG to the current version is like comparing an Apple iPhone 3 to iPhone 6. Just in the last 12 months, we have enhanced our mobile apps with free push notifications, added additional responsiveness to the web GUI, and added new sensor types like, for example, the Cloud HTTP sensor. You can find the full list of new features and sensors is on this webpage.

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