Encrypt SNMP v1 and v2c traffic with IPsec in Windows domain network

SNMP supports three versions. SNMP v1 and SNMP v2c are not encrypted. SNMP v3 is encrypted, but unfortunately not supported in Windows. This doesn’t mean the end of the game. Check out how to encrypt unencrypted SNMP v1 and SNMP v2c using IPsec in Windows domain networks.

Monitoring Active Directory for Signs of Compromise

The first signs of compromise of Active Directory could be discovered early in event logs. This puts event monitoring as one of the most important activities in our network. By using PRTG, the IT Team could be alerted if Active Directory generates events related to a potential security breach from low to high criticality.

How to test and verify backups in Altaro VM Backup

Altaro VM Backup includes a native feature to test and verify the integrity of your backups. If verified, they can be successfully restored. If not, there is a problem. I show you how to configure Test and Verify Backup feature in AVMB.

How to troubleshoot SNMP issues on Windows and Windows Server

SNMP is a common network monitoring protocol used in Windows and Windows Servers. There are certain situations when it stops working or it doesn’t work as expected. And there are potential solutions for those problems. I address 9 potential solutions for this kind of the problem.

PRTG is is the Top Vendor for Enterprise Network Monitoring & Performance of 2022

Paessler attended GITEX Global in Dubai and get awarded as top vendor for enterprise network monitoring & performance of the year 2022. Read more on how was it.

How to update Altaro VM Backup to a newer version

As with any other product, a new release brings new features, enhancements, and fixes. This article focused on Altaro VM Backup and the procedure to update an old to a newer version of your favorite backup software.

What is Altaro Backup Health Monitor and how to use it

Altaro VM Backup provides you with a native tool to monitor the integrity of your backups. It’s called Backup Health Monitor. In this article, I will walk you through the procedure of enabling it.

How to monitor FortiGate HA members with PRTG

In order to increase network reliability, FortiGate provides you with a cluster feature. PRTG helps you to monitor the sync status between cluster nodes and check if all nodes are fully operational. Check how to monitor your HA members with PRTG.

Automate SNMP configuration in Windows domain network

Configuring an SNMP on a few Windows machines is not a big deal, but what if you need to perform SNMP configuration changes (community string, IPs, traps) on hundreds or thousands of Windows machines. That could be challenging if it is not done in the most efficient way. I will show you how to do it in less than 10 minutes by automating SNMP configuration via GPOs.

Build up your home lab using Intel NUCs

Intel NUC puts full sized-PC power in the small case. It offers four different products that are equipped with i9, 64 GB RAM, M.2 and 2.5″ drive, Windows 10/11, and all the physical ports you need. It enables you to scale our workloads with trusted Intel quality and reliability.

How to monitor VPN tunnels on FortiGate using PRTG

PRTG provides you with a native sensor to monitor VPN statistics on FortiGate firewalls. This sensor only shows UP and DOWN VPN tunnels, and not the details about the specific VPN connection. However, there is a trick on how to monitor specific VPN tunnels using the SNMP Custom sensor. Read below.

Get notified if there are X number of unknown PRTG sensor

Get notified by PRTG if there are X number of sensors in unknown or other sensor states on your main PRTG Core server. You can do it on the same PRTG core server or a different one.

Backup and Restore Options in Altaro VM Backup

Altaro VM Backup supports you with the backup and restores strategy of your VMware and Hyper-V. You can backup your VM to an onsite and offsite location. It supports several restore options addressed in this article.