Here, in the fifth part of the series on how PRTG can help the Exchange Admin, we’re again looking at metrics that matter. This time concentrating on Active Directory performance, Networking and the .NET Framework on which many Exchange functions depend.
PRTG’s NetFlow sensors give you an overview about your top talkers, top protocols, and top connections. If you are looking to expand on PRTG’s NetFlow Reporting capability, you should have a look at Scrutinizer which can deliver tremendous benefit to PRTG users. A brief overview on the PRTG NetFlow Integration has been posted to YouTube.
In this Christmas Special of The Geek and the Sales Guy, Rupert and Simon share their "love" for the big day by running through the typical Yuletide build-up process in the UK, compare that with some strange traditions from around the globe and confirm their all-time favourite Christmas things. Although it's safe to say one of the pair didn't quite read the script for that bit...
In the first part of our IT Trends 2018, I wrote about IoT, Cloud, and RESTful APIs. Today I come closer to the system administrator’s daily live before I take another outlook to a new area that might move more into administrator’s focus in the future.
In the second instalment of our PRTG podcast interview slot, "Paessler Rupert's Thorough Grilling" - a slightly more serious offshoot of "The Geek and the Sales Guy" - we take a look at the future of the IT channel.
“We don’t see things as they are, we see things as we are.” wrote French diarist Anais Ni. This doesn’t mean that bad things don't happen to you; it simply means that they occur in a random fashion as part of everyday life. In the same breath, however, your assumption is correct: everything that can go wrong, will go wrong.
Of course, we at Paessler have our very own view of the IT business and what its trends are. As a vendor of an IT infrastructure monitoring solution, we focus on topics regarding the professional lives of IT systems administrators. But the world is changing, and many “things” which have not been part of IT in the past are becoming intelligent and are connecting to the internet – and the network.
We at Paessler have a great team of all different personalities and interests. And for some of our coworkers, keyboards are more than just tedious working devices. They are ergonomic, nice to look at, have special technical features - and in the best case all combined. Of course we're not in the keyboard business and can't tell you with absolute certainty, which keyboards will satifsfy your needs. But these are the favorites of our team, categorized and analyzed (since we all love analyzing stuff).
Even the most stressed admins would like to have a bit of an Advent atmosphere, we thought, and that's why we arranged for a Christmas touch in PRTG Maps.
The paint has dried and we’re happy to officially announce that the new PRTG Version 17.4.35 has been released as stable.
Your website is down, your virtual machines working at a snail’s pace, or your free disk space is critically low? With its instant notifications, PRTG allows you to react quickly to network problems. But keep in mind, if your internet connection goes down, email or push notifications won’t work. Having a reliable alternative in reserve is really reassuring! At this point, the good old SMS text message comes into play.
Everything seems smart these days: smart phones, smart homes, smart watches and smart cities. It seems humans are devising more and more “Things” to think for us. Does that mean humans will become more stupid? Whatever your stance on this, the technological advancement behind it is recognizably impressive.
We are very pleased to announce our second PRTG Sensor Contest winner: The Startup SM!GHT. As an EnBW startup, SM!GHT was founded at the company's innovation campus in July 2014, and has developed Germany's first smart streetlamps. We'll let these Smart City pioneers, whose products have now been installed in 12 countries, speak for themselves:
Everybody who ever worked for any company knows that communication between sysadmins and non-techies can sometimes be tricky. This is usually not due to the admin, but to misunderstandings in communication. Especially for new non-IT employees, a visit to the IT department can be a difficult one – and it would be wise to observe the local language and customs – just as they would on any visit into alien territory.
Part 4 - Metrics That Matter: Memory Metrics for MS Exchange Here, in the fourth part of the series on how PRTG can help the Exchange Admin, we’re looking at more Metrics That Matter. This time concentrating memory specific counters – those concerned with memory allocation, consumption and paging.