PRTG Manual: Multi-Platform Probe Health Sensor

The Multi-Platform Probe Health Sensor monitors the status of a multi-platform probe device.

Multi-Platform Probe Health Sensor

Multi-Platform Probe Health 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 Status
  • French: État de la sonde multiplateforme
  • German: Zustand der Multi-Plattform Probe
  • Japanese: マルチプラットフォームプローブの正常性
  • Portuguese: Saúde da sonda multiplataforma
  • Russian: Работоспособность многоплатформенного зонда
  • Simplified Chinese: 多平台探针健康状况
  • Spanish: Salud de la sonda multiplataforma


Consider the following remarks and requirements for this sensor:



Sensor creation

  • PRTG automatically creates this sensor. You cannot delete it. If you manually create the sensor, you can delete it.


  • This sensor does not support Windows operating systems.

Probe device


  • This sensor supports IPv6.

Performance impact

  • This sensor has a very low performance impact.


  • This sensor has predefined limits for several metrics.

Scanning interval

  • The recommended scanning interval of this sensor is 1 minute.

Multi-platform probe

  • You can add this sensor to a multi-platform probe.

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:

  • multiplatformprobehealthsensor

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

Multi-Platform Probe Health Specific

Multi-Platform Probe Health Specific

Multi-Platform Probe Health Specific




Enter the port number (between 1 and 65535) that this sensor uses to connect to the multi-platform probe. The default port is 23562.

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.



CPU Load

The CPU load (%) of the multi-platform probe. Extensive CPU load can lead to false, incomplete, and incorrect monitoring results. This value should usually stay below 50%.

i_round_blueThis channel is the primary channel by default.

i_round_blueThis channel has default limits:

  • Upper error limit: 90%
  • Upper warning limit: 80%


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

Memory Usage

The memory usage

Scans per Second

The number of scans per second


The uptime


i_square_blueKNOWLEDGE BASE

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

What security features does PRTG include?