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2017-Jan-23 in All About PRTG
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The Easiest Way to Identify the Active Node in a Windows Cluster

If you run a Windows cluster and want to know which of your nodes is currently active, you must actively look for this. If one node goes down and another one takes over, you will only notice this the next time you manually check. 

To improve this process, our Presales engineer Simon has written a script which you can integrate into PRTG. Simply add it to PRTG as an EXE/Script Advanced Sensor, and it will keep you constantly informed about which node in your Windows cluster is currently active, and when the active node changes. You can, for example, integrate the sensor into a PRTG map and display it on an overview monitor. In addition, you can configure the sensor so that you are notified immediately in the event of a change.

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Mirror Mirror on the Wall Who Has the Ugliest Sweater of Them All?

At Paessler we get to wear casual clothes most of the time, and believe us, we are very grateful for this. However, one of our colleagues had the idea to dress up on a Friday a couple of weeks ago. Celebrating "Fancy Friday" was so much fun we thought we'd take it to the next level...

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How to Set-up Monitoring of Temperatures and PDUs with GUDE Appliances and PRTG

Do you have Gude PDUs in your datacenter?  And you'd like to monitor them with PRTG?

Then we have "Gude" news for you!  Gude has published a Quick Start Guide on how to monitor their PDUs and Remote I/O Systems using PRTG.  They've got device templates and OID libraries already prepared, so all you need to do is to create the sensors.  The guide gives you a step-by-step on how to enable SNMP on your Gude devices, how to install PRTG, and how to create PRTG sensors to monitor your PDUs.

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A Year in Reviews: PRTG Network Monitor keeps getting better and better

2016 was an exciting year for us here at Paessler: We moved office, we attended more than 200 events worldwide, and we hired 54 new colleagues in the Nuremberg headquarters and internationally. But most importantly we constantly thrive to provide you with the most powerful and easy-to-use monitoring solution possible. Although our QA team is very thorough when it comes to the capabilities of PRTG Network Monitor, it's crucial to get feedback from the field, be it from our users or from independent reviewers.

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2016-Dec-16 in All About PRTG
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PRTG KEEPS THE BALL ROLLING AT FULHAM FC

We proudly present our first video case study. Please click here to watch the video or to read the whole story.

There is more to Fulham FC than simply putting on a football match every other Saturday. With an IT network that is distributed across several sites, and central to the activities of more than 250 members of staff on a day to day basis, Head of IT Alex Malinov has a sizeable job on his hands. As he puts it, "In spite of having live football at its heart, Fulham FC is a 365-day-a-year organisation."

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2016-Dec-15 in All About PRTG
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Run a PRTG Probe on a 169.90 Euro Mini-PC? Watch Dirk Paessler’s Video

From time to time customers ask us for a Linux probe for PRTG for monitoring distributed networks. Linux is inexpensive because you don’t have to buy an expensive Windows server, just some simple hardware, install Linux, and you’re ready to go. However, it’s also possible to monitor your entire network with PRTG at a reasonable price using Windows, as our CEO Dirk Paessler shows in this self-produced video. He installed and configured a PRTG probe in his home network on a mini-PC he bought online for 169.90 Euro.  Start to end it only took 15 minutes and he filmed himself doing this.

Watch Dirk’s two-and-a-half-minute video here or on YouTube

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Sending Notifications Via Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams is a new chat tool that integrates the entire Office 365 environment. If you’re using Teams, you’ll be interested in this script from our support colleague Stephan Linke, which lets you send notifications from PRTG via Microsoft Teams to your colleagues and admin teams. In addition, you can also access the sensor, device or service that triggered the notification and acknowledge the alert.

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Monitor the Status of BGP Peers

If you’re using BGP (Border Gateway Protocol) and need an overview of all peers and their current status, you should have a look at the script our colleague from tech support, Luciano Lingnau, wrote. 

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2016-Nov-17 in Monitoring News
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Results of the Paessler Worldwide Survey 2016 "Perception vs Reality"

The perception of the IT administrator job is often influenced by buzzwords like Big Data or SDN. But the reality of the job often looks different. That's why we at Paessler wanted to know what really drives you in your everyday working life. What are your favorite tasks and how much time do you have to do them? Which technologies are you using already and which are not even under consideration at the moment?

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Unit and Performance Testing in a Single Step with our Django Performance Testing Plugin

What's your favorite software development buzzword:  Agile, DevOps, TDD, CI, CD? 

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