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Condition monitoring – a glance behind the buzzword jungle

The Internet of Things – abbreviated IoT – has been following us around for about 10 years as an increasingly popular buzzword. Despite all the hype, especially in recent years, the essence behind the term is a functioning technology that has become indispensable in both the private and business sectors. Research institutes such as Statista predict that there will be over 75 billion networked devices in the year 2025. So, we are talking about a substantial number of "things" that collect numerous, sometimes simple, sometimes more complex data and information. This opens up many opportunities for those who recognize the potential. The focus continues to be on ROI as well as helpful, everyday use cases in the business world. In this context, let's take a look at the term condition monitoring – what are the different levels of meaning behind this buzzword and what are condition monitoring solutions all about?

Monitor IBM System X servers with PRTG

From 2006 to 2018, IBM’s System X architecture has provided the highest performance and reliability out of any x86 servers in the industry. In 2005, IBM sold its x86 server business to Lenovo for $2.3 billion.We at Paessler still have customers using IBM System X, so this article definitely makes sense. PRTG provides you with four native sensors to monitor the health state of your IBM System X servers. You can monitor the overall health state, the physical and logical disk, and physical memory.I’ll guide you through how to enable SNMP on your IBM System X, configure PRTG and start monitoring.In my previous article, I explained how to enable SNMP on Dell PowerEdge and monitor your server with PRTG. This post covers the same thing, but this time for IBM System X servers. Let's dig  into it.

The ultimate guide to monitoring your cloud IT and hybrid IT infrastructure 6/6

Before you start reading the article: This is part six of a six-part blog series. If you already know the previous parts, feel free to read on below. Otherwise, let me briefly explain the structure.

Digitalization has changed manufacturing – and industrial monitoring

Digitalization is changing the world in ways people a few decades ago would never have imagined. You book cars to take you to the best restaurant in town using your smartphone. Your doorbell calls you when the shopping item you ordered just yesterday gets delivered to your home. The list goes on and on. The technologies that have enabled these changes are also being introduced into new areas like manufacturing, automation, and energy. And these technologies all have one thing in common: data.  

What's new in PRTG since Q1 2022

Writing this article feels a bit like watching Groundhog Day...

3 OT components you can bring into your IT monitoring right now (plus: WIN a consulting day!)

If you’re using Paessler PRTG to monitor your IT, then you already know the benefits: alerts and notifications when things go wrong, customizable dashboards to show the status of your infrastructure, and the ability to monitor a wide range of devices from all kinds of manufacturers are just a few examples of what PRTG offers. But if you have OT components in your environment (for example, a factory floor or a warehouse), then you’re probably also responsible for at least part of that. Don’t forget about the OT side of things for your monitoring!

PRTG version 22.3.78 is now available in the stable release channel

The latest version of PRTG comes with the new AWS RDS v2 sensor, which leaves beta status and is now fully supported, and the experimental Microsoft 365 Mailbox sensor, which is compatible with OAuth2. Let's have a look at some more details!

The ultimate guide to monitoring your Cloud IT and Hybrid IT infrastructure 5/6

Before you start reading the article: This is part five of a six-part blog series. If you already know the previous parts, feel free to read on below. Otherwise, let me briefly explain the structure.

How Paessler PRTG transforms VID University

With over 6,000 combined employees and students across multiple locations, VID’s small team of network engineers faced several challenges. Firstly, the team operated reactively to user-raised complaints without the necessary tools to provide proactive network maintenance. This meant the team was always on the back foot, unaware of issues until users raised complaints. This inevitably led to frustration – both for users but also for IT who felt they were always playing catch-up.

The ultimate guide to monitoring your cloud IT and hybrid IT infrastructure 4/6

Before you start reading the article: This is part four of a six-part blog series. If you already know the previous parts, feel free to read on below. Otherwise, let me briefly explain the structure.

How LUMC monitors all its IT systems with Paessler PRTG Enterprise Monitor

Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC) is the teaching hospital associated with Leiden University/Netherlands. The hospital is a partnership between Leiden University Hospital (AZL) and the Faculty of Medicine at Leiden University.

PRTG & Lansweeper - Taking the 'un' out of 'unknown'

As former US Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld once (in)famously said: “…there are known knowns; there are things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns; that is to say we know there are some things we do not know. But there are also unknown unknowns — the ones we don’t know we don’t know.” Donald Rumsfeld While the phrasing of the statement drew much comment and no little ridicule, what he was saying was basically true. One of the key concepts in risk management is the idea that there are risks that we are aware of and understand (known knowns), there are those that we are aware of, but don’t understand (known unknowns), those that we understand, but are not aware of (unknown knowns); and those that we are neither aware of, nor understand (unknown unknowns).

The ultimate guide to monitoring your cloud IT and hybrid IT infrastructure 3/6

Before you start reading the article: This is part three of a six-part blog series. If you already know the previous parts, feel free to read on below. Otherwise, let me briefly explain the structure.

How to easily add and use Cisco Meraki sensors in PRTG

Paessler PRTG includes two native sensors for Monitoring Cisco Meraki devices - the Cisco Meraki Network Health sensor (BETA) and the Cisco Meraki License sensor (BETA) wich I introduced a few weeks ago in this article:👉 Let's talk about sensors! Monitoring Cisco Meraki with PRTG sensors