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Sure, your network is up and running, but is it running as well as it should? Here are 12 characteristics of a well-maintained LAN.
QoS (Quality of Service) and QoE (Quality of Experience) are important criteria for network applications that require real-time streaming, such as online videos or VoIP (Voice over IP). User acceptance depends on high call and video quality.? And your job, as the system administrator responsible for these systems, is to ensure this quality.
It's that time of year again: Cisco Live is in Berlin next week for its annual Europe edition. If you're about to pack your bags for your trip to Berlin just like we are, you probably can't wait to join all the sessions and programs for some major technology inspiration.
2017 is moving along quickly and there are a few things that should be on every Sysadmin's checklist this year. Things that should no longer be procrastinated or be on the list titled "sometimes later once the urgent tasks are done". Let's call those things the "five inevitables" or "the not to missed ones". So where should we get started?
What keeps you up at night? Ok, I'm not talking about tonight after an evening with your special someone... ;) What are the things on your network, in your infrastructure or in your business processes that are mission critical but may not have 99.99% availability or 11 9's of durability? For most of us, we're not Amazon, not even close. Even as you move platforms and infrastructure into Amazon or somewhere else, you still have a network with end points, switches, firewalls, access points, printers and more than a few servers. You have users bringing their own devices into your facilities, including their own cloud services and applications running over your network on top of what you "officially" support and maintain. Meanwhile, you have Nick Burns running around trying to be the local unofficial IT guy supporting all of that.
Do you use Veeam for your VMware backups, and you?re looking for more accurate data for the reports, as well as for improved alerting options? The VMware expert Markus Kraus has published and described two scripts on his blog "My Cloud-(R)Evolution", which can be integrated as sensors in PRTG Network Monitor.
This is part 1 of a new blog series about DDoS attacks. This article covers the different types of DDoS attacks and how they work.?You'll learn the main categories of DDoS attacks and which vulnerabilities each one takes advantage of.? Additional articles will cover how to mitigate DDoS attacks and will give you insight into how Paessler recently defended ourselves against a DDoS.
Whether you want to keep track of your costs at Amazon Web Services, monitor the battery charge of your APC devices, or monitor your Veeam Backup servers, you'll find the appropriate script in our new Script World.?
After reading this you'll realize that the hardest part of a sysadmin's job is not his network?it's the people who need his help. Not all of them, but those who get particularly, um, creative, around IT.
A switch is a switch is a switch. And whether it is in a computer center or in a hospital or in an office: it must be monitored. That was my first thought, when a sales colleague asked me to write an industry insight on IT monitoring at schools and universities.
If you run a Windows cluster and want to know which of your nodes is currently active, you must actively look for this. If one node goes down and another one takes over, you will only notice this the next time you manually check.?
At Paessler we get to wear casual clothes most of the time, and believe us, we are very grateful for this. However, one of our colleagues had the idea to dress up on a Friday a couple of weeks ago. Celebrating "Fancy Friday" was so much fun we thought we'd take it to the next level...
Do you have Gude PDUs in your datacenter?? And you'd like to monitor them with PRTG? Then we have "Gude" news for you!? Gude has published a Quick Start Guide on how to monitor their PDUs and Remote I/O Systems using PRTG.?
2016 was an exciting year for us here at Paessler: We moved office, we attended more than 200 events worldwide, and we hired 54 new colleagues in the Nuremberg headquarters and internationally. But most importantly we constantly thrive to provide you with the most powerful and easy-to-use monitoring solution possible. Although our QA team is very thorough when it comes to the capabilities of PRTG Network Monitor, it's crucial to get feedback from the field, be it from our users or from independent reviewers.