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NetApp monitoring: PRTG and NetApp for optimal data management 


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    Always keep an eye on correct data storage with PRTG
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    Identification of security vulnerabilities
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    Monitoring of the entire data management
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    Comprehensive information about the NetApp device status


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What is a monitoring tool and who is PRTG suitable for?


Companies monitor their networks and applications to optimize their performance and proactively detect errors. To do this, they also use so-called network manager tools and network monitoring software. The choice of monitoring products on the market is huge: solutions for open-source monitoring, such as Nagios or Zabbix, are free of charge. Other products like Paessler PRTG Network Monitor are proprietary, but offer some advantages:


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Free of charge for
up to 100 sensors

If you need an unlimited number of sensors, you can upgrade to the cost-efficient licensed version. There are no hidden costs. This makes PRTG ideal for both small and large companies.

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Comprehensive monitoring tool

As an all-in-one solution, it monitors your complete IT infrastructure: all systems, devices, applications, and data traffic. In addition: NetApp storage devices can be included in the monitoring (“NetApp monitoring”). This way, you only need one monitoring software.

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Network security support

All collected data is clearly displayed in dashboards. This means that anomalies that indicate a potential threat, such as excessive traffic, can be identified immediately.


Free Download

Unlimited use of PRTG for 30 days. After 30 days PRTG reverts to the freeware edition.
You can upgrade to a paid license at any time.



Why do you need data management?


Monitoring for more efficient data management and greater IT security

The volume of data has been increasing rapidly for years. The reasons for this are increasingly networked production and more complex infrastructures that produce more and more data. Control over company data is therefore becoming more difficult. This presents companies with new challenges of how to use and manage their data efficiently. As the number of cyber-attacks is also growing, threats targeting data must be detected and defended against early on.

The visual representation of all data collected from your network therefore also provides answers to pressing IT security questions: Are there any anomalies in the network? Suspicious processes such as network traffic that is much too high can indicate an attack. Network monitoring uncovers every anomaly.

Network monitoring solutions therefore contribute to IT security:

Network monitoring software immediately triggers an alarm when unusual events occur and notifies the IT administrator. This makes them a kind of early warning system that increases IT security. In this way, IT administrators ward off dangers from malware, phishing attempts and zero-day threats in their network and prevent data leaks. Network monitoring tools are an essential component in IT security concepts.

Monitor all IT components, including NetApp storage devices

To meet their business needs and compliance, many organizations rely on NetApp storage devices for their data storage needs. That's because NetApp's data management solutions are industry-leading: Data is protected and accessible anytime, anywhere. For NetApp monitoring, you can use NetApp OnCommand Insight (OCI) data management software to monitor and troubleshoot NetApp systems.

However, to avoid having to use multiple, separate monitoring tools for your NetApp devices and for operating your IT infrastructure, as many companies do, PRTG offers NetApp monitoring for monitoring NetApp devices:

PRTG is a comprehensive solution that already includes all required functions. There are special sensors for NetApp monitoring. Thus, all components of an IT infrastructure, including NetApp storage devices, can be monitored with only one software.


Comprehensive NetApp monitoring tool PRTG:
The benefits


Paessler has several key technology partners, including NetApp Alliance. The partnership between NetApp and Paessler has been in place since 2017 and the result of the collaboration is that all NetApp solutions and products are compatible with PRTG Network Monitor. This means that PRTG is always up to date to monitor NetApp storage systems on multiple levels. Users therefore always know what’s going on − thanks to complete data on performance and availability.

 i 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.

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Health status and more

NetApp sensors provide deep insights into NetApp systems: CPU utilization, downtimes, storage usage, or system health.


ONTAP components

NetApp sensors monitor various components of ONTAP storage systems: storage aggregates, logical interfaces, LUNs, network cards, drives, and more.


Detailed insights

The NetApp sensors request data in XML format from the NetApp API (ONTAPI). This allows more details to be requested, such as data about complex NetApp environments.


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Unlimited use of PRTG for 30 days. After 30 days PRTG reverts to the freeware edition.
You can upgrade to a paid license at any time.



What sensors are available for NetApp monitoring?


If your IT infrastructure integrates NetApp storage systems, you don't need to deploy a separate monitoring solution. Thanks to PRTG sensors, you can monitor the respective aspects of NetApp cDOT or ONTAP storage systems that access the application programming interface (API) via the Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP).


NetApp Aggregate sensor

The NetApp Aggregate sensor is used for monitoring the status of a storage aggregate.


NetApp I/O sensor

The NetApp I/O sensor monitors input and output operations.


NetApp LIF sensor

The NetApp LIF sensor observes the logical interfaces of a NetApp cDOT or ONTAP cluster.


NetApp LUN sensor

The NetApp LUN sensor monitors the logical unit number (LUN), which is the logical drive or volume.


NetApp NIC sensor

The NetApp NIC sensor monitors the Network Interface Card (NIC), which is the network card used to connect the device to the network.


NetApp Physical Disk sensor

The NetApp Physical Disk sensor is responsible for hard disk monitoring.


NetApp SnapMirror sensor

The NetApp SnapMirror sensor monitors SnapMirror relationships.


NetApp System Health sensor

The NetApp System Health sensor monitors the health status.


NetApp Volume sensor

You use the NetApp Volume sensor for monitoring volumes.

Each of these sensors informs you about the performance or health status of your NetApp devices, among other things. In addition, this gives you an overview of memory usage. Especially with storage systems, it is important that sufficient storage space is always available. As soon as this becomes scarce, you are informed in good time so that you can react proactively and provide more storage space.


NetApp monitoring with PRTG sensors


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Unlimited use of PRTG for 30 days. After 30 days PRTG reverts to the freeware edition.
You can upgrade to a paid license at any time.



Always keep an eye on your NetApp monitoring

PRTG is set up in a matter of minutes and can be used on a wide variety of mobile devices.


PRTG comes with all the features you need, plus more your IT infrastructure won't want to live without.

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The result of the survey: over 95% of the participants would recommend PRTG – or already have.


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PRTG The Swiss army knife

PRTG: The Swiss Army knife for sysadmins

Adapt 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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