Category: Monitoring

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.

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.

Can you still monitor your Windows Server 2022 with SNMP

Microsoft announced the general availability of Windows Server 2022 on the 1st of September. If you are coming from the network monitoring world, you are probably asking yourself if you can still install SNMP and monitor the performance of your Windows Server 2022 machines?! I got you covered in this article.

How to achieve SNMPv3 compliance in Windows and Windows Server

When it comes to the secured monitoring, one of the questions that regularly popped out is how to achieve SNMPv3 compliance in Windows or Windows Server?! Learn more on how to do it by using NuDesign SNMP v3 Agent.

Get alerted on data center outages with PRTG push notifications

PRTG is an all-in-one monitoring solution that can notify you about your data center outages via different notification types. One of the most used and efficient one is push notification triggered through PRTG Cloud to your Android or iOS smartphone. Anything bad happens, you will know it.

PRTG IMAP Sensor: The way to monitor ANY backup job

PRTG IMAP sensor checks the content of email notifications triggered by the backup server, looks for certain keywords and changes the sensor state accordingly. You can read about the procedure, but also see how to configure SMTP settings in Altaro VM Backup and Windows Server Backup.

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Monitoring Altaro VM Backup Jobs with PRTG

Altaro Software is an easy-to-use and reliable solution for backing up the virtual machines from your VMware or Hyper-V hypervisors. By using PRTG Network Monitor, you can get insights into successful and failed onsite or offsite backup copies. Anything happens, your Backup Team will be notified via ticket, email, SMS, push notification to your smartphone, etc.