NetApp monitoring: PRTG and NetApp for optimal data management
Always keep an eye on correct data storage with PRTG
Identification of security vulnerabilities
Monitoring of the entire data management
Comprehensive information about the NetApp device status
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:
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
What is a sensor?
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.
Health status and more
NetApp sensors provide deep insights into NetApp systems: CPU utilization, downtimes, storage usage, or system health.
NetApp sensors monitor various components of ONTAP storage systems: storage aggregates, logical interfaces, LUNs, network cards, drives, and more.
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.
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).
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.
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Always keep an eye on your NetApp monitoring
PRTG can be started within minutes and it's compatible with many mobile devices.
Over 95% of our customers recommend PRTG
Paessler AG worldwide trialled PRTG in over 600 IT departments.
The aim was to tune the network monitoring software closer to the needs of the administrators.
The result of the survey: over 95% of the participants would recommend PRTG - or already had.
PRTG: The Swiss Army knife for sysadminsAdapt PRTG individually and dynamically to your needs relying on a strong API:
- HTTP API: Access monitoring data and manipulate monitoring objects using HTTP requests
- Custom Sensors: Create your own sensors for customized monitoring
- Custom Notifications: Create your own notifications to send alarms to external systems
- REST Custom Sensor: Monitor almost everything that provides XML or JSON
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