Category: Monitoring

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.

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.

How to monitor PRTG Enterprise Monitor Environment

PRTG Enterprise Monitor is scalable monitoring for large IT infrastructures. It is powered by Windows, Servers, ITOps Board, Elasticsearch, SQL, and IIS to provide you with a service-oriented overview across multiple PRTG servers. Check on how to monitor the health state of these components.

How to change default SNMP port on Windows and Windows Server

Windows and Windows Server use SNMP for monitoring purposes. Check how to change the default SNMP (UDP 161) and SNMP Traps (UDP 162) ports by changing service settings.

How to troubleshoot SNMP issues on Windows and Windows Server

SNMP is a common network monitoring protocol used on 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.

Install and configure SNMP on Hyper-V Server Core

Hyper-V standalone, also known as Server Core is a GUI-less product you install on your bare metal and manage it through PowerShell or Hyper-V Manager. In this article, you will learn how to enable and configure SNMP on your Hyper-V server.

Install and configure SNMP on Windows Server Core

The Server Core (Windows Server 2022) is a minimal installation that includes most but not all server roles. It still supports SNMP for monitoring purposes. You can easily install and configure SNMP using PowerShell and MMC and/or Server Manager.

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.

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.

Can you still monitor your Windows 11 with SNMP

Microsoft announced the general availability of Windows 11 on the 5th of October. If you are coming from the network monitoring world, you are probably asking yourself if you can still use SNMP to monitor the performance of your Windows 11 machines?! I got you covered in this article.

Get alerted on data center outages with BulkSMS, Agile Telecom and Esendex

Your core switch is down. Strange. You weren’t notified by your NMS. Oh, you figured out the cause, Exchange is also down. Well, no Exchange, no email notifications. I´ll show you how to extend your notifications to SMS messages using BulkSMS.com, Agile Telecom, and Esendex. Of course, I am talking here about Paessler PRTG.