Paessler has announced that it has added capabilities to its PRTG Network Monitor. The launch of new sensors will help organisations monitor system health and virtual disk health. As a result, Paessler’s PRTG can also now take data from the Redfish System Health sensor and provide insights into the overall system status of server equipment and the status of various components such as power supplies or PCIe devices.
The Redfish Virtual Disk sensor, which monitors
the virtual disks of Redfish-capable servers and shows their capacity and
status, has also been added to PRTG’s capabilities. Rather than
having to search for monitoring data by server make, the Redfish protocol
allows you to search right across the server estate. Businesses no
longer have to monitor a number of different channels but have information
about server health all in one place.
As a result, monitoring is easy to develop and evolve without the
in-depth technical knowledge required with previous APIs. It can also
be scaled to meet modern data centre needs. For example,
monitoring the move from physical to cloud. It is also easy to implement and as
it is model oriented, and it can express the relationships between
different components. As such, it is also easy to read by humans – making it a
simple process for operating IT infrastructures.
Redfish relies on a RESTful
(Representational State Transfer) programming
interface that allows simple queries with numerous programming languages. It transmits
data via HTTPS, using JSON as the data format. The sensors have
broad compatibility and can be attached to hardware from the following
- Supermicro X10 BMC
Martin Hodgson – Country Manager, UK and Ireland from Paessler says: “Redfish’s predecessor IPMI had many flaws. One of the biggest being that supported protocols were not human readable which meant it required a significant amount of expertise to develop. With the addition of these new sensors, Redfish is now even more use friendly. As a result, businesses can monitor in a way not previously possible. Moving forward Paessler plans to create even more sensors to support the mentoring of server hardware-based on Redfish specifications and ensure that the process is as straight forward as possible for the end user”