CPU Monitoring

Why you Should Monitor your CPU with PRTG


High server CPU loads result in very long response times of applications or files hosted on that server. This reduces productivity and increases the risk of network failures.

CPU monitoring helps you to keep control of the loads that your servers and workstations are subject to, helping you to distribute loads more evenly, and increase network speed and performance.

PRTG Network Monitor is the perfect memory and CPU monitor for most common servers (including windows and Linux server monitoring). Using different technologies the network monitor shows you server CPU load and memory load. The real time network monitoring software allows you to set thresholds and offers a host of different notification possibilities, making sure a sudden spike in CPU load will not go unnoticed. Moreover, monitoring CPU loads enables you to identify long term usage trends, detect unwanted activity and ensure your company's productivity. But it's important to monitor all kind of servers in your network for example: your web servers and virtual servers.

Monitoring CPU Load for Virtual Servers

Monitoring CPU load is an important part of virtual server monitoring. Setting up virtual servers without knowing the physical server's network, disk, CPU, and memory usage is risky. PRTG Network Monitor lets you analyze important system parameters such as CPU load prior to virtualization, giving you an idea of how high an impact your system will have on your virtual servers. PRTG includes special sensors that make it a powerful virtual server monitor for example a XEN virtual machine monitor.

Monitoring CPU Load for Web Servers

CPU Load monitoring is also a part of web monitoring. Staying on top of CPU load of your web servers helps to make your website faster and therefore more attractive for visitors. PRTG offers CPU stress test features.

Motherboard Monitoring Using PRTG

PRTG is the perfect tool for motherboard monitoring, which, in addition to CPU monitoring, also includes RAM monitoring, network card monitoring, etc. On Windows computers, PRTG uses WMI and SNMP to acquire factors such as memory and CPU load, thus showing you the loads that your servers and workstations are subject to. If your motherboard supports it, PRTG can also monitor CPU temperature, a cpu stress test and other advanced readingst. For advanced CPU monitoring, some vendors such as Dell or IBM offer MIBs for their hardware which you can import with Paessler's MIB importer and then monitor hardware specific values through SNMP. Other aspects of PRTG's hardware monitoring capabilities include the disk monitor, which checks hard disk health and free disk space.

CPU Monitoring for Unix and Linux?

CPU monitoring and memory monitoring is not only supported for Windows computers. For Unix and Linux network monitoring, you can use SSH or install an SNMP Daemon on the respective servers or workstations. This enables PRTG to monitor CPU and memory usage data.

PRTG Network Monitor

PRTG Network Monitor is a comprehensive server and network monitor, which ensures the availability of your network devices, measures network load and performance, and logs all important events in your network. PRTG is a complete network monitoring solution, which enables you to monitor hardware and software, track bandwidth usage and network traffic, as well as generate detailed reports and easy-to-read graphs. PRTG is available in two editions. For basic, free CPU monitoring and motherboard monitoring, the Freeware Edition may be downloaded and used for personal and commercial use completely free of charge. Need more sensors to monitor a larger IT infrastructure? See our commercial licenses here.

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