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.

Convert VMDK to VHD(X) and run it on Hyper-V

Learn how to migrate VM from VMware to Hyper-V by converting VMDK to VHD(X) virtual disk. For that purpose, I use the tool Vmdk2Vhd.

How to manage your Hyper-V VMs using web interface

Hyper-V server and web console sound a bit odd. In this article, I’ll break a myth. I show how to manage your Hyper-V VMs using HV Manager. HV Manager provides Hyper-V functionalities over the web interface.

Install Intel NUC Windows Server 2022 Network Adapter Driver

Check how to install Network Adapter Driver (Ethernet or LAN) on Windows Server 2022 on your powerful Intel NUC device.

What are Windows Storage Pools and how to monitor them with PRTG

Windows storage pool helps you to protect your data from drive failure. PRTG can help you to monitor storage pool health and operational status, and free disk space.

How to restore VHD(X) disk with Altaro VM Backup

It took me only 52 seconds to access, and a few seconds more to restore files from the VHDX virtual disk using Altaro VM Backup. Altaro offers you to restore a single VHD(X) and VMDK virtual disk file from your backup set.

Cloudflare: How to fix the PRTG device tree not loading

If Cloudflare resolves your PRTG DNS, you might experience a problem with loading device three. You can fix it by changing auto minify settings in your Cloudflare site.

How to monitor data center temperature and humidity using Eaton EMP Probe

Eaton EMP probe sensor enables you to collect temperature and humidity readings from your server room. It is connected to your Eaton UPS from where your network monitoring product gathers the measures via SNMP. Read more on how to do it.