Should you be monitoring the HMI component of your industrial control cabinets? I mean, the devices inside the cabinet are far more important, right? Spoiler: you really should be monitoring your cabinet HMI. In this blog post, I’ll explain the different types of HMIs out there, and I’ll give you some examples of what monitoring metrics you should be measuring.
Paessler PRTG offers comprehensive monitoring for your entire network, right out of the box, easy to use and quickly available. But sometimes you need to go beyond that to extend your monitoring. For these cases, we offer additions that add value to your entire monitoring setup. We’re excited to announce that you now have the option of adding SLA reporting, data exporting and in-depth database monitoring to your Paessler PRTG deployment. We would like to present you with an overview of these newest extensions. ✅ Paessler PRTG SLA Reporter ✅ Paessler PRTG Data Exporter ✅ Paessler PRTG Database Observer
Are you already using one of our products to monitor your infrastructure? Maybe our Paessler PRTG Network Monitor? Then you may have heard of our cloud-based solution, Paessler PRTG Hosted Monitor. We host the software for you so you don't need to install complex hardware in your server rack.
In the ever-evolving tech landscape, staying ahead of the curve is paramount. That's why we at Paessler made a decisive move by acquiring Qbilon, a promising trailblazer in IT landscape analysis. This acquisition isn't just about expanding our portfolio; it's about reshaping the way IT departments interact with their infrastructures. 👉 We will take a look at the massive ROI benefit that Qbilon brings, but first, let's look at what they do, and why they caught our eye.
More and more companies are captivated by the RISC-V revolution (Reduced Instruction Set Computer - Version Five, say “risc-five”). With a golden future on the horizon, RISC-V is poised to reshape the computing landscape. Tech giants like Google are recognizing its potential, going so far as starting to make RISC-V a “tier-1 platform” in Android. The open-source nature of RISC-V invites collaboration and empowers developers to shape the future of computing. But what exactly is RISC-V, and what advantages does it hold in comparison to ARM and x86? In this article, we will embark on an enlightening journey to unravel the mysteries of RISC-V and delve into its extraordinary advantages.
Monitoring industrial information networks is essential to ensure performance, reduce unplanned downtime, and optimize energy use in daily production. An important aspect of monitoring these networks is understanding the protocols in use, the most common of which are HTTP, OPC UA, and MQTT, among others. For this article, we will focus specifically on monitoring MQTT, which has become more common in Operational Technology networks with the rise of the IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things).
Even the best managed, designed, and equipped network in the world will still occasionally go wrong (yes, we’re looking at you, DNS). Let’s face it, that’s why most of us sysadmins have a job: ‘cos stuff breaks. When "bad stuff™" does happen, the quicker you know about it, the quicker you can fix it.
In the business to business (B2B) space, the term "observability" has been trending, sparking curiosity and many questions. In this article I'll answer some of the most common of these questions. So grab a seat, and let us dive right in! 💺
Paessler PRTG 23.3.86 is now available in the stable release channel! The main focus of this release is to provide security fixes throughout PRTG. In addition, this release includes the experimental sensor SNMP Disk Free v2, improvements for several other experimental sensor types, and an update of the German and Spanish language files.
In today's technology-driven business landscape, IT monitoring has emerged as a formidable tool, not just for optimizing operational efficiency, but also for championing sustainable practices. By leveraging sophisticated IT monitoring, businesses can significantly reduce their energy expenditure, thereby contributing to both their bottom line and the environment. This article delves deeper into the expansive potential of IT monitoring and showcases how Paessler has been a beacon of change in aiding companies to monitor and enhance their resource utilization, all within the broader context of sustainability.
Continuously logging events is an essential aspect of modern IT infrastructure. Ensuring that everything is running smoothly requires keeping an eye on numerous logs. Today I will show you how PRTG monitoring solutions make this task more manageable. Let's go! 🙌
The industrial control cabinet has long been a staple in industrial environments. It provides a neat solution to keeping devices organized, often with protection against harmful conditions found on factory floors like excessive dust or humidity. With the rise of automation, the devices in a cabinet have become more varied as IIoT has required more network connectivity than in the past. Because of this, the role of ensuring all the parts inside the cabinet are working falls somewhere between the OT technicians and IT administrators. Knowing what’s going on inside an industrial cabinet requires a combined overview – which is only possible with a holistic monitoring approach that spans OT, IT and the IIoT.
SMS Group uses Paessler PRTG Enterprise Monitor to ensure performance and reliability – as well as identify and eliminate weak spots – during the construction, testing, and start-up of metallurgical plants (steel production plants), and thereby optimize the quality of its production lines.
In today's fast-paced and interconnected world, organizations heavily rely on their network infrastructure to support their daily operations. Ensuring the security and optimal performance of these networks can be a complex task.
We realized early on that our users needed to access their PRTG alarms and data while at home, at work, or even on the go and after hours. This led us to develop an app for iPhone and iPad, followed quickly by an Android version. Briefly, we also had a Blackberry and Windows Mobile app – but the history of those is a story for another day… 😉