In OPC UA-based industrial environments, alarms are an important part of industrial processes - and particularly industrial supervisory and control systems (such as SCADA systems or DCS). OPC UA alarms indicate when there are problems in the OT environment, and OT teams use them to plan and organize their work. However, alarms in supervisory and control systems generally focus on OT equipment and industrial processes. But what about the supporting network components that don’t use OPC UA to communicate?
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Over the last five years, we at Paessler AG have conducted numerous different training events across the globe, ranging from generic Paessler PRTG training to custom ones that are highly relevant to our partners and customers.
Paessler PRTG 23.2.83 is now available in the stable release channel! This version comes with an update for OpenSSL to version 1.1.1, an update for our reporter engine to Chromium version 89, a new Python distribution version (3.9.13), security improvements and an update for German and Spanish language files.
OPC UA has become the de facto standard in industrial environments. With its wide adoption, we’ve seen an increase in devices and systems that support it. This is why we included OPC UA sensors in Paessler PRTG monitoring software. And now we’ve gone a step further with OPC UA: Paessler PRTG OPC UA Server, the first product extension for PRTG. PRTG OPC UA Server is designed to help OT teams get monitoring data from network components and the IIoT into their supervisory and control systems. And PRTG OPC UA Server is available as you read this! Read on below to find out what it does and how it works. Or click the banner to take a look at the various subscription options or request a trial.
We generally don’t think about chartered schools in terms of IT. We think of them as places of learning, and if we imagine any processes, we probably picture the ones focused on organizing teaching staff or streamlining lesson schedules. However, digitalization has placed a lot of technical requirements on schools. One example is that schools must be connected to the internet to facilitate online testing; another is the fact that each student brings devices that have to connect to the school’s network. This digitalization brings about unique challenges for schools. To learn more these, and the role that infrastructure monitoring can play, I was recently joined on The Monitoring Experts by Jeremy Cioara and Erik Pope of Veeya, who provide technology services for chartered schools. Read on below or listen to the full podcast episode:
CowManager is an innovative company that combines common sense, technology and innovation. Using CowManager’s tools, farmers can monitor the cows on their farm 24/7. With real-time information on fertility, health, nutrition and location, farmers know exactly which cows need attention and when. This data helps them to work more efficiently and also helps to avoid unnecessary medical costs. This in turn improves the overall health and milk production of cows. Plus, the CowManager system also helps to focus labor needed on a farm. In case you prefer PDFs instead of blogs, we have just the thing for you. Simply click this link: Download as PDF File
iAbout HammondCare HammondCare is a not-for-profit independent aged care and health services provider for residential care, home care, community health and hospital care. Founded over 90 years ago by Reverend Bob Hammond, HammondCare is passionate about improving the quality of life for people in need. “Since implementing Paessler PRTG, HammondCare has experienced a reduction in IT team callouts of around 75 percent.” Kasun Haputhanthri, Infrastructure and Cloud Manager at HammondCare
I hope everyone had a good start to 2023! As the first months lay behind us, there are a few things we want to follow up on.
IT and production are becoming increasingly interconnected. This creates more complexity – both in terms of infrastructure itself and the roles of teams. Monitoring is the first step in obtaining (and maintaining) an overview. However, accurate notification and alerting is also required for the various teams to be able to quickly respond to errors and interruptions in accordance with their respective (and often complex) roles and responsibilities. This is where a combination of Paessler PRTG monitoring software and alerting and notification functionality from SIGNL4 comes into play.
Over a year has passed since we introduced the Multi-Platform Probe, which can be installed on Windows and Linux systems as well as on ARM-based devices and Docker. This allows you to extend the native monitoring functionality of PRTG to other platforms. It is even possible to run a PRTG probe on some NAS systems or a Raspberry PI. Depending on the use case, this opens up completely new and cost-effective ways to reach all parts of a network.
Warehouse automation has become an integral part of modern warehouses, just as it has done in manufacturing. From automatic placement by robots, through to automated retrieval of items, warehouses are becoming more digitized and autonomous than ever before. Of course, ensuring that automated processes are running has become critical to the success of logistics operations. And like with other areas, getting all the data about your infrastructure in one place is critical. Let’s take a look at some key aspects of automation that Paessler PRTG can bring into your monitoring overview.
This is not a new problem, but the pandemic situation of 2020-22 made it all too important to address: Distributed work in teams and entire projects is often characterized by poor accessibility of team members and not knowing when they are available. In addition, communication in the workplace today is often complex and dominated by interruptions and disruptions, regardless of whether employees are working remotely from home or in the office. Simultaneously, the number of available media and devices is increasing for the average user. So let's talk about UCaaS monitoring (with PRTG). i We've written some other articles about Unified communications that you might find interesting. 👉 This one from Telchemy's Anthony Caiozzo is about monitoring Unified communications quality in general. 👉 This one from our very own Simon Bell is not just about his great-great-great-grandfather, but mostly about specific technical details relevant when monitoring Unified communication quality with PRTG. If you are interested in the general principles of UCaaS, you should start with the text below and then maybe read through the two articles just mentioned, which mostly benefit those familiar with SQmediator and experienced with PRTG.
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As a sysadmin, one of your key responsibilities is to control access to the network. You probably have a good idea of which devices your colleagues in IT are accessing and what they’re doing while connected. What about that user from finance who “needs” additional access to the ERP system? Or the engineer asking you to setup remote access to the factory systems, so one of their suppliers can connect to diagnose a problem? Things very quickly become complicated, and that’s without considering compliance requirements, such as auditing, and the new CISO mandated “Zero Trust” policy.