Rittal and Paessler Combine IT and OT Monitoring
May 24, 2022
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Paessler and Rittal are combining their Paessler PRTG and Rittal CMC III monitoring solutions in the context of the Paessler Uptime Alliance programme.

This means that users will be able to see what is going on with their IT and OT simultaneously with one powerful tool, and in the way they need it for their work: on a central dashboard for IT and data center OT, in individually configurable dashboards or, for example, as a service-based management overview.

“Paessler and Rittal, two companies that have established widely used standards are combining their solutions,” says Uwe Scharf, Managing Director Business Units and Marketing at Rittal: “Many IT administrators value PRTG as their standard daily IT tool, while their data center OT is built with Rittal OT solutions and monitoring. This has rapidly led to a large user base.”

Moreover, Helmut Binder, CEO of Paessler AG adds: “Rittal is a good fit for Paessler and not just because of its OT’s reliability. By combining Paessler PRTG with Rittal consulting and components, customers gain a detailed overview of their data center energy consumption, allowing them to improve the entire system in terms of energy usage.”

With RiMatrix, Rittal has developed a flexible modular system for the fast and secure build-up of IT infrastructure. It includes all supporting pillars such as rack, power, cooling, security and OT monitoring. The CMC III solution monitors all relevant physical environmental parameters, from humidity to vandalism. With RiZone, Rittal simplifies the integration of OT devices into a data center infrastructure management system. Thus, the solution serves to optimize the utilization and availability of a data center as well.

PRTG from Paessler offers ease of use, a practical range of functions, numerous interfaces and an ecosystem of partner solutions, all of which interact with PRTG to provide overarching and comprehensive solutions for a precise overview of the IT.

Paessler and Rittal have optimised the open interfaces. With just a few clicks, PRTG users can activate the function. CMC III infrastructure can be included in the central monitoring with the help of the predefined SNMP Rittal CMC III hardware status sensor in PRTG and the automatic network detection. Using the generic sensors in PRTG, the measurements from the sensors – and thus the entire data center environment – can be integrated into PRTG via several different protocols. Besides SNMP, ModbusTCP or OPC UA can also be used for this purpose.

The building floor plans or server enclosures can be mapped graphically and the devices and the associated measured values can be clearly displayed. In addition, QR codes generated in PRTG simplify the assignment of the measured values on site: The technician simply scans the QR code on the device and then sees the associated values, including their history, on their laptop or smartphone.

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