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About PRTG Network Monitor
PAESSLER PRTG Network Monitor is a monitoring solution that enables IT professionals to monitor the entire infrastructure around the clock, including traffic, packets, applications, bandwidth, cloud services, databases, virtual environments, uptime, ports, IPs, hardware, security, web services, disk usage, physical environments, IoT devices and more.
PRTG supports most technologies, including SNMP (all versions), Flow technologies (i.e. NetFlow, jFlow, sFlow), SSH, WMI, Ping, and SQL. PRTG’s powerful API (Python, EXE, DLL, PowerShell, VB, Batch Scripting, REST) enables users to integrate everything else. PRTG can be used on any platform and is compatible with many mobile devices.
PRTG allows users to customize notifications, alarms, and alerts. It provides a cluster failover solution. It also can analyze the bandwidth usage and break it down to the network protocols or computers in the network. Aggregated statistics (availability, bandwidth/traffic, CPU-load, alerting) provide the quickest possible overview of the current status of a complete network. These states are available for all sensors, as well as “per group,” enabling the administrator to dig into the data from a birds-eye view of the network, down to each individual device.
PRTG’s “maps” feature is a unique concept that enables the user to create web pages with up-to-the-minute monitoring status information in a customizable layout. Comprehensive reports are used to analyze historic monitoring results over a specified time such as one day, one month or one year. PRTG includes a powerful reporting engine for ad-hoc, as well as scheduled report generation in PDF format. Reports can be run on-demand or can be scheduled (e.g. once a day). A report can be created for one or more sensors. The content and layout of the report is controlled by the report template of your choice and is the same for all sensors in a report. PRTG enables automatic setup of monitoring configuration. As soon as a device is discovered the device type is analyzed in order to select the most suited device template. More than 20 device templates with pre-configured sets of sensors are included.
Under PRTG Network Monitor, the monitoring is performed by “sensors”. Sensors are managed using a tree-like hierarchy to create an easy to navigate list, providing the user with the possibility to arrange sensors in groups that monitor similar devices, locations or services. Users can create nested “groups”, each group containing a number of “devices”, each device containing a number of “sensors”.
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(Last updated on 02/02/2022 by Pam VanLoon)