Paessler PRTG: more than just
server rack monitoring
PRTG monitors all aspects
of your server racks
Monitor availability, utilization, and performance of your servers
Monitoring of the physical security of your racks
External sensor integration from all well-known manufacturers
Server rack monitoring with PRTG
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- Why server rack monitoring makes sense
- Two steps for comprehensive server rack monitoring with PRTG
- These PRTG sensors help you monitor server racks
- PRTG and Rittal – the ideal combination for 100% available servers
- 4 reasons why PRTG is the perfect server rack monitoring tool
- PRTG can do much more: all-in-one monitoring tool for your entire IT
Why does server rack monitoring make sense?
Servers are at the core of corporate IT. Many processes are built on smoothly running servers and in the event of failures, important data may not be available or entire business units may even be paralyzed.
To keep your well-planned server racks functioning without any incidents, reliable monitoring is essential. Server rack monitoring not only lets you know immediately when server failures occur, but also allows you to prevent many errors.
It is best to take care of appropriate monitoring when you plan and set up your server cabinets.
Two steps for comprehensive server rack monitoring with PRTG
Smooth functioning of the server hardware
Whether processors, memory, fans, power supplies, or other components – PRTG monitors all components of your server hardware in real time. This way you always know about the utilization and functionality of your servers.
PRTG also keeps an eye on a secure power supply by monitoring PDUs. PRTG even automatically detects virtual servers and adds them to the monitoring.
Learn more about server monitoring with PRTG here.
Physical security of your server racks
Many companies neglect the physical security of server racks and server cabinets. Potential threats to your servers include:
- Unauthorized access by unauthorized people
- Server room fires
- Environmental conditions such as excessive humidity or high temperatures in the server room
The monitoring solution PRTG combines the data from surveillance cameras and various external sensors, for example for measuring temperature and humidity, and displays it in a clear and structured way.
PRTG supports specific hardware vendors such as Kentix, Jacarta, APC, HWgroup, Netatmo, or egnite for this purpose.
Learn more about physical security monitoring with PRTG here.
These PRTG sensors help you monitor server racks
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.
PRTG provides more than 250 preconfigured sensors that allow you to add new devices and measurement data to your monitoring in just a few clicks. The following sensors, among others, are available for server rack monitoring:
SNMP Cisco UCS Chassis sensor
This sensor monitors the health of a Cisco UCS chassis and measures general operating parameters, power, and temperature, among other things.
SNMP APC Hardware sensor
This sensor monitors the status of the uninterruptible power supply using an APC UPS device via SNMP.
SNMP Dell PowerEdge Physical Disk sensor
This sensor monitors the state of the hard disks in Dell PowerEdge servers via SNMP.
Your server rack 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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“Fantastic network and infrastructure monitoring solution that is easy to deploy and easier still to use. Simply the best available.” “Software is absolutely perfect, Support is superior. Meets all needs and requirements, this is a must have solution if you are needing any form of monitoring.” “The tool excels at its primary focus of being a unified infrastructure management and network monitoring service.”
“Fantastic network and infrastructure monitoring solution that is easy to deploy and easier still to use. Simply the best available.”
“Software is absolutely perfect, Support is superior. Meets all needs and requirements, this is a must have solution if you are needing any form of monitoring.”
“The tool excels at its primary focus of being a unified infrastructure management and network monitoring service.”
PRTG and Rittal – the ideal combination for 100% available servers
Rittal offers a scalable and comprehensive product portfolio around the CMC III for the acquisition of environmental parameters, which can be used to measure humidity or server room temperature, or to monitor access sensors, smoke detectors, and leakages.
In addition, other Rittal components can be integrated into PRTG such as the PDU or air conditioning.
4 reasons why PRTG is the perfect server rack monitoring tool
Simple configuration and operation
The monitoring system PRTG is installed in just a few clicks and the smart auto-discovery automatically adds devices and services in your network to the monitoring. Daily work with PRTG is not only fun thanks to the clear and appealing user interface, but also saves admins valuable time. Not only our customers rate our tool as very user-friendly: independent software tests also repeatedly prove the good usability of PRTG.
Early alarms and notifications
In PRTG, you can individually define the thresholds below or above which an alarm is triggered. Notifications via email, app, or SMS let you know immediately if complications are about to arise. This way, you can even prevent many failures in advance. Set up your notification system according to your needs so that the right team is alerted in the right way at the right time.
PRTG offers you the possibility to create customizable dashboards according to your needs. This way, you can see all important data about your server rack monitoring summarized at a glance.
Mobile apps available
With the mobile PRTG apps for iOS and Android, you are always up to date, even on the go. The use of the mobile PRTG version is also particularly practical directly in the server room.
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.
PRTG can do much more: all-in-one monitoring tool for your entire IT
PRTG is much more than just a server rack monitoring tool. It keeps an eye on your entire IT environment and monitors not only servers but also other hardware such as routers, switches, and printers, software services, or your website.
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