PRTG: How to monitor the status, disks, free space and much more from a QNAP NAS using PRTG

Hello, everyone, I'm lucky enough to have on my Homelab a QNAP NAS, I wrote in Spanish some articles about how you can integrate QNAP with VMware: At the same time, it's really important to have a good RAID configuration or a proper Network Infrastructure, we don't need to forget how to monitor properly the QNAP status, which means all disks, temperature, S.M.A.R.T, etc. and we can achieve this in a quicker way using PRTG.At the end of this Blog post, you might be able to have a PRTG Map like this one, which I've built in ten minutes:

How to configure SNMP on a QNAP NAS

First thing before continue is to think if we want to use SNMP v1/v2 or choose SNMP v3, in this particular case, I've chosen SNMP v1/v2 to reduce complexity.Once logged in on the QNAP, you can go to ControlPanel - Network & File Services and click on the SNMP section

VMware: VMware announces vSphere 6.5 Update 1 – Time to upgrade our clusters!

Hello everyone, VMware announced the GA of vSphere 6.5 Update 1, the awaited version for some of the people in version 6.0 or for those in 6.5 with some bugs which this version fixes. Here you can find the most relevant links, the Release Notes and the Download Links, followed by a detailed what's new per each product:Release Notes Download Links

Zimbra: How to solve InnoDB: Error: Column last_update in table “mysql”.”innodb_table_stats”

Hello everyone, for the last couple of days I've been receiving notifications from my monitoring systems about disk issues on one of my Zimbra Servers. The system is an old one I had with Zimbra Collaboration 8.6, and from there it has been upgraded to 8.7, 8.7.1 and 8.7.6 and finally to 8.7.10.

Finding the disk issue

I've started with the basics, what directory or file was eating my disk space without my knowledge? To do that, I've used the commands df and du, both always handy:Checking that my disk was 100% full
df -h
Filesystem                 Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
udev                       2.0G  4.0K  2.0G   1% /dev
tmpfs                      396M  356K  395M   1% /run
/dev/disk/by-label/DOROOT   59G   56G  4.0K 100% /
none                       4.0K     0  4.0K   0% /sys/fs/cgroup
none                       5.0M     0  5.0M   0% /run/lock
none                       2.0G     0  2.0G   0% /run/shm
none                       100M     0  100M   0% /run/user

Looking for the Perfect Dashboard: InfluxDB, Telegraf and Grafana – Part VIII (Monitoring Veeam using Veeam Enterprise Manager)

Hello everyone, in February of this year I wrote a script to monitor a Veeam Environment using the VeeamPSSnapIn, you can check it out on the Github page here.This post was a tremendous success, at even I had the chance to explain a bit more to the VeeamON participants, celebrated in New Orleans. But it has a minor shortcoming, it might run very slow and use some resources if the Veeam Environment is big.This new tutorial is based on the Veeam Enterprise Manager, and more particular we will use the RESTfulAPI, so it's important for now on that you have it installed and licensed.

Response times while running the Script:  VeeamPSSnapIn vs. Veeam Enterprise Manager RESTfulAPI

I think that one of the best ways to compare head to head both Scripts is to run some tests and note the execution time, on my Homelab environment I have: One VBR, 4 Repositories, 4 Backup Jobs, here you might find an image and a detailed responses: