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.

How to migrate a virtual machine from Windows to Hyper-V Server

The Hyper-V client is available since Windows 8. It is commonly used for testing or lab purposes. Check how to export virtual machine from Windows 8/8.1/10/11 and import to Windows Server or Hyper-V Server 2012R2/2016/2019 and 2022.

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2021 Reflections & Thank you!

This year was a new unique experience for me. I did something that I planned for a while. I created my personal brand/blog in February 2021. Read more in the article.

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.

Boot VM From Backup with Altaro VM Backup

Altaro VM Backup provides you with a feature called Boot from Backup. It allows you to instantly boot a backed up virtual machine for verification or for recovery purposes. The Boot from Backup drastically reduces RTOs (Recovery Time Objectives).

Lift and shift on-premises workloads to Microsoft Azure

The “lift and shift” is the procedure of moving on-premises workloads from e.g. VMware and Hyper-V to public clouds such as Azure, AWS, and GCP. This is a high-level overview guide.

Restore VM as Clone with Altaro VM Backup

By using Altaro VM Backup you can restore your Hyper-V and VMware ESXi VM as a clone and run it side by side with the original VM on the same host. The original guest VM will not be overwritten.

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.