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Data center monitoring with PRTG
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- Why data center monitoring is essential
- Data center monitoring with PRTG
- All-in-one Monitoring of heterogeneous infrastructure
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- Example of a dashboard displaying mission critical information of a data center
- Why PRTG is the right tool
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Why data center monitoring is essential
Data centers are at the heart of every IT infrastructure and mission critical in every company. Due to technical evolution, the complexity of a data center’s infrastructure keeps increasing, and should it fail, businesses are often left inoperable. Monitoring your data center with PRTG will allow you to:
- Ensure 24/7 monitoring of all your data center through PRTG
- Check how your infrastructure is performing in real time
- Avoid expensive outages
- Address bottlenecks before they cause problems
- Know trends in data center for a better capacity planning
- Provide better Quality of Experience (QoE) to your customers
- Save time and money
Data center monitoring with PRTG
At Paessler, data center monitoring goes beyond the traditional IT and Network monitoring.
In fact, from monitoring perspective a data center can be seen as an entity composed of three main blocks:
IT and Network Infrastructure
This includes network devices (switches, routers, etc. from vendors like Linksys or Cisco), servers, firewalls, load balancers, virtual environments, etc.
Applications and Services
It includes all applications and services which are hosted in your data center. For example, web servers (IIS, Apache, NGINX), SQL Servers (Microsoft SQL Server 2005-2016, Oracle, MySQL, PostgreSQL), mail server (Exchange, IMAP, POP3, SMTP), web applications (websites, portals), backups, security, and customer specific applications.
Data center environment
It covers all aspects around data center facilities. For example, physical sensors (which monitor temperature, humidity, smoke, and movements in server rooms), security cameras, energy supply, access control, etc. Read more about physical security monitoring here.
All-in-one Monitoring of heterogeneous infrastructure
The data center infrastructure is composed of heterogeneous devices, applications and services from different
manufactures or providers. Hence you need one unified monitoring solution to monitor them all.
PRTG Network Monitor makes network monitoring easy
How PRTG defines sensors
In PRTG, “sensors” are the basic monitoring elements. One sensor usually monitors one measured value in your network, e.g. the traffic of a switch port, the CPU load of a server, the free space of a disk drive. On average you need about 5-10 sensors per device or one sensor per switch port.
One Tool for everything
With PRTG you can monitor the classic infrastructure, the data center environment, and services & applications at the same time and within one tool. PRTG offers more than 250 predefined sensors out of the box for suppliers like Dell, Citrix, HP, IBM and many more. But, don’t worry if you’re using other brands, PRTG is agentless, and therefore makes it easy for you to integrate your own device through custom sensors. Every object which has an IP address and which supports a monitoring protocol (SNMP, WMI, HTTP, etc) can be monitored by PRTG.
Get automatically alerted
Once you start monitoring your data center in real time, you’ll never have to worry about bottlenecks, exceeding your bandwidth, or fluctuation in temperature in your data center. All you need is to set thresholds and PRTG will alert you each time something is not working as expected, thanks to its very flexible and powerful notifications mechanism. Besides, PRTG learns what is normal for your infrastructure and it will automatically detect unusual behaviors and alerts you accordingly.
Data reporting for better service quality
Moreover, the PRTG data reporting will allow you to see trends in your data center and help you to decide where more capacity is needed. By doing so, you will be:
- Be proactive (by detecting problems bevor they affect you customers)
- Avoid downtime
- Fulfil your Service-Level-Agreements (SLAs)
- Provide better quality of experience to your customers
Your data center monitoring at a glance – even on the go
PRTG is set up in a matter of minutes and can be used on a wide variety of mobile devices.
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“The tool excels at its primary focus of being a unified infrastructure management and network monitoring service.”
Why PRTG is the right tool
Unified monitoring – monitor all your data center within PRTG
Avoid downtime through customized notifications (email, SMS, SNMP Trap…)
Identify unusual behavior through the PRTG ”unusual” detection feature
All in one, no add-ons or hidden costs
Case study: Success story of our customer
Munich-based Truma is known as a manufacturer of innovative heating and maneuvering systems for recreational vehicles. Truma's global production and sales network requires an IT base that integrates distributed locations, provides a central overview and, above all, is always available and performs well. That is why Truma relies on the combination of Paessler PRTG and Derdack Enterprise Alert. To the Case Study.
PRTG makes your job easier
Our monitoring software frees you to focus on other tasks by promptly notifying you of potential issues.
PRTG gives you one central monitoring tool for your servers and entire network. Enjoy a quick overview of your whole infrastructure via our dashboard and app.
Getting started with PRTG is a breeze. Setting up or switching from another network monitoring tool is easy thanks to the auto-discovery and pre-configured device templates.
80% of our customers report substantial cost savings with network monitoring. Your costs of licenses will likely pay for themselves within weeks.
We asked: would you recommend PRTG?
Over 95% of our customers say yes!
Paessler AG conducted trials in over 600 IT departments worldwide to tune its network monitoring software closer to the needs of sysadmins.
The result of the survey: over 95% of the participants would recommend PRTG – or already have.
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Network Activity Monitoring: Keep an eye on your entire network and monitor your devices like printers, your storage solutions like NAS or SAN, your server health, and your websites.
Computer Monitoring: PRTG automatically collects all relevant data of your computers like CPU utilization, operating temperature, or memory usage. Be in control of your network computers and environmental factors like temperature and humidity and prevent costly outages.
VoIP Monitoring: PRTG monitors the quality of your VoIP-connections. By preventing malfunctions and verifying service level agreements, you’ll save time and money.
Create innovative solutions with Paessler’s IT partners
Partnering with innovative IT vendors, Paessler unleashes synergies to create
new and additional benefits for joined customers.
PRTG: The Swiss Army knife for sysadminsAdapt PRTG individually and dynamically to your needs and rely on a strong API:
- HTTP API: Access monitoring data and manipulate monitoring objects via HTTP requests
- Custom sensors: Create your own PRTG sensors for customized monitoring
- Custom notifications: Create your own notifications and send action triggers to external systems
- REST Custom sensor: Monitor almost everything that provides data in XML or JSON format
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More than 500,000 sysadmins love PRTG
Paessler PRTG is used by companies of all sizes. Sysadmins love PRTG because it makes their job a whole lot easier.
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Bandwidth, servers, virtual environments, websites, VoIP services – PRTG keeps an eye on your entire network.
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|Network Monitoring Software - Version 126.96.36.1995 (March 1st, 2023)|
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