PRTG

Switch Port Status Monitoring with PRTG

PRTG‘s built in sensors can be used to monitor just about anything.  Network gear is especially easy since most of it supports SNMP.  But there’s kind of a catch with PRTG licensing.  PRTG is licensed by number of sensors.  When each one counts (for those of us not lucky enough to have an unlimited license) any kind of per-port monitors add up fast when you’re looking at 24/48/96/+ port switches.  Since port status is a…

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Monitoring NetScaler with PRTG

PRTG has become my go to for monitoring when there’s a need to monitor lots of different components like switches, servers and services.  PRTG provides a platform that’s easier to use than most, but still has a ton of power and flexibility.  It can monitor pretty much anything through generic interfaces (SNMP, WMI, Powershell, etc…).  There are also many robust built-in monitors for specific systems like Exchange, NetApp and vSphere.  Missing from that list, though,…

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