PRTG Manual: Multi-Platform Probe Connection Health (Autonomous) Sensor

The Multi-Platform Probe Connection Health (Autonomous) sensor monitors the state of the connection between the PRTG core and multi-platform probes.

i_betaThis sensor is in beta status. The operating methods and the available settings are still subject to change. Do not expect that all functions work properly, or that this sensor works as expected at all.

Multi-Platform Probe Connection Health (Autonomous) Sensor

Multi-Platform Probe Connection Health (Autonomous) Sensor

i_square_cyanFor a detailed list and descriptions of the channels that this sensor can show, see section Channel List.

Sensor in Other Languages

  • Dutch: Multi-Platform Probe Verbinding Status (Autonoom)
  • French: État de la connexion de la sonde multi plate-forme (autonome)
  • German: Zustand der Verbindungen mit Multi-Plattform Probes (Autonom)
  • Japanese: マルチプラットフォームプローブの接続の正常性(自律)
  • Portuguese: Saúde da conexão da sonda multiplataforma (autônoma)
  • Russian: Работоспособность подключения многоплатформенного зонда (автономно)
  • Simplified Chinese: 多平台探针连接运行状况(自主)
  • Spanish: Salud de conexión de sonda multiplataforma (autónomo)


Consider the following remarks and requirements for this sensor:



Performance impact

  • This sensor has a very low performance impact.

Sensor creation

  • PRTG automatically creates this sensor on the PRTG core server when you enable multi-platform probe connections under Setup | System Administration | Core & Probes.


  • This sensor uses lookups to determine the status values of one or more channels.

Knowledge Base

Basic Sensor Settings

Basic Sensor Settings

Basic Sensor Settings

The sensor has the following default tags that are automatically predefined in the sensor's settings when you add the sensor:

  • multiplatformprobeconnectionhealthsensor

i_square_cyanFor more information about basic sensor settings, see section Sensor Settings.

Sensor Display

Sensor Display

Sensor Display



Primary Channel

Select a channel from the list to define it as the primary channel. In the device tree, PRTG displays the last value of the primary channel below the sensor's name. The available options depend on what channels are available for this sensor.

i_round_blueYou can set a different primary channel later by clicking b_channel_primary below a channel gauge on the sensor's Overview tab.

Graph Type

Define how this sensor shows different channels:

  • Show channels independently (default): Show a graph for each channel.
  • Stack channels on top of each other: Stack channels on top of each other to create a multi-channel graph. This generates a graph that visualizes the different components of your total traffic.
    i_round_redYou cannot use this option in combination with manual Vertical Axis Scaling (available in the channel settings).

Stack Unit

This setting is only visible if you select Stack channels on top of each other above.

Select a unit from the list. PRTG stacks all channels with this unit on top of each other. By default, you cannot exclude single channels from stacking if they use the selected unit. However, there is an advanced procedure to do so.

Debug Options

Debug Options

Debug Options



Result Handling

Define what PRTG does with the sensor result:

  • Discard result (default): Do not store the sensor result.
  • Store result: Store the last sensor result in the \Logs\sensors subfolder of the PRTG data directory on the probe system. The file name is Result of Sensor [ID].log. This setting is for debugging purposes. PRTG overwrites this file with each scanning interval.

i_podThis option is not available when the sensor runs on the hosted probe of a PRTG Hosted Monitor instance.

i_round_blueIn a cluster, PRTG stores the result in the PRTG data directory of the master node.

Inherited Settings

By default, all of these settings are inherited from objects that are higher in the hierarchy. We recommend that you change them centrally in the root group settings if necessary. To change a setting for this object only, click b_inherited_enabled under the corresponding setting name to disable the inheritance and to display its options.

i_square_cyanFor more information, see section Inheritance of Settings.

Channel List

i_round_blueWhich channels the sensor actually shows might depend on the target device, the available components, and the sensor setup.




In the channel table on the Overview tab, this channel never shows any values. PRTG uses this channel in graphs and reports to show the amount of time in which the sensor was in the Down status

NATS Connection State

The state of the connection to the NATS server

  • Up: Connected, Disabled
  • Down: Disconnected
  • Unknown: Unknown

i_round_blueIf this sensor remains in the Down or Unknown state, check your configuration in Setup | System Administration | Core & Probes.

i_round_blueThis channel is the primary channel by default.


i_square_blueKNOWLEDGE BASE

What is the multi-platform probe and how can I use it?