In the beginning, there was SNMP with its MIBs and OIDs. And then there was rrdtool, MRTG, and cacti, graphing our little OID values for us in a symphony of contextless images. They looked impressive, but tended not to tell us much.
Network monitoring has evolved, and network monitoring tools along with it. Our sponsor today, Paessler, is here to discuss good and bad monitoring practices, and just how they’ve kept up with the times.
Joining Greg and Ethan, from Paessler is Greg Ross, Senior Systems Engineer. We’ll get an update on Paessler’s PRTG Network Monitor, talk about how to do monitoring right in complex networks, and how to get actionable information from disparate data points.
We’ll also talk about how to identify signs of trouble before something breaks, and get tips for working in cloud environments.
And Paessler has a special offer for Packet Pushers listeners: get a free network consultation when you download and install a free trial of PRTG Network Monitor. Get details and sign up here!