Microsoft server monitoring with PRTG
Perfect solution to monitor all your Microsoft servers
PRTG Network Monitor from Paessler is the perfect solution for monitoring your Microsoft servers. This allows you to monitor not only the virtual Microsoft servers in your network but also the underlying physical servers.
In addition, many predefined sensors are available for monitoring a Hyper-V environment. Even in distributed environments, you always have your Microsoft servers in view and can react in time to avoid a failure or malfunction if necessary.
Why is monitoring your Microsoft server a must?
Microsoft servers form the backbone for applications such as Exchange, SQL, or file servers in many companies. Therefore, it is important that the server, the application the server hosts, and the communication between the individual servers runs without errors.
For example, even a small problem with a SQL server can affect many other applications. In the worst case, it can lead to a complete failure.
3 use cases where PRTG can help you
Solve problems at the hypervisor level
Usually, if problems occur with the servers that provide the virtualization layer, such as Microsoft Hyper-V, many virtual servers are affected. Especially at this level, it is extremely important to have an overview of the existing systems in order to be able to act quickly in case of problems. If a host fails, this can mean an IT standstill, especially for smaller companies or a single location.
Ensure the smooth functioning of
Microsoft virtual servers
In addition to the physical hardware, special attention is paid to virtual Microsoft servers and their virtual hardware. The most common problems in this context are insufficient free disk space, services that are not started, or a high utilization of CPU and RAM. All of these can make a virtual server react extremely slowly or can even lead to a failing system.
Keep an eye on your application servers
Even if the hypervisor and the virtual server that provides the platform for various applications work correctly, Microsoft applications can unfortunately experience problems. For example, if the Microsoft Exchange or SQL database server does not work smoothly, this not only frustrates the administrator and users, but can also mean a financial loss for the company.
How to optimize your Microsoft server environment in 3 steps
Step 1: Monitor your whole Microsoft landscape
To avoid failures in your Microsoft server environment, you should monitor it. PRTG Network Monitor provides you with everything you need to do so. It gives you an overview from Hyper-V to the virtual servers in your network. PRTG is perfectly suited for this.
Step 2: Identify problems
PRTG Network Monitor shows you the vulnerabilities and problems of the Microsoft servers in your network. See the status of the hardware, software, and services of each server at a glance.
Step 3: Optimize your Microsoft environment
After you have found out where there are problems, you can now resolve them. No matter if it's a hypervisor, virtual server, or application problem – PRTG will inform you where you should take action to ensure a smoothly running Microsoft environment.
PRTG sensors for Microsoft server monitoring
PRTG Network Monitor provides many predefined sensors to monitor your entire Microsoft server environment.
Hyper-V Virtual Machine Sensor
The Hyper-V Virtual Machine sensor monitors a virtual machine (VM) running on a Microsoft Hyper-V host server via Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) or Windows performance counters.
WMI Exchange Server Sensor
The WMI Exchange Server sensor monitors a Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 or later using Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI).
WMI Microsoft SQL Server Sensors
The WMI Microsoft SQL Server (SQL Server 2005 and higher) sensors monitor the performance of a Microsoft SQL server via Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI).
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PRTG can do more
250+ sensor types
PRTG Network Monitor offers more than 250 sensor types that enable you to monitor virtually anything in your network.
Monitor CPU, RAM and more
PRTG provides sensors for Microsoft servers with which you can monitor CPU, RAM, virtual disks, and all services.
Start services automatically
PRTG can start services automatically if they have been stopped.
Show unusual traffic
PRTG not only informs you about high data traffic but can also inform you about unusually high workloads. This gives you the possibility to find out what the cause is.
PRTG will warn you via email, SMS, push message, ... if a predefined or self-defined limit value is reached.
PRTG comes with predefined sensors for many manufacturers you can use out of the box, an alerting system, and technical support.
PRTG in a nutshell
PRTG monitors your entire IT infrastructure
Use PRTG to monitor, for example, network traffic, applications, bandwidth, cloud services, databases, virtual environments, availability & uptime, ports, IP addresses, hardware status, network security, web services, , and much more.
PRTG supports the most important technologies
Monitor your network for example via SNMP, flow protocols (NetFlow, jFlow, sFlow, IPFIX), SSH, WMI, or ping. PRTG also supports technologies used in Industrial IT & OT environments, such as OPC UA, MQTT, or Modbus. Use the powerful PRTG API for custom integrations (for example via Python, PowerShell, or REST).
PRTG can be used for any operating system
Download and install PRTG Network Monitor on a Windows system or use our cloud-based product PRTG Hosted Monitor for all other operating systems. What’s more: our native PRTG Desktop application runs on Windows or macOS – for even quicker access & multi-server views.
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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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Monitor your entire IT infrastructure
Bandwidth, servers, virtual environments, websites, VoIP services – PRTG keeps an eye on your entire network.
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