Paessler PRTG

Prevent downtimes and spot hardware bottlenecks with PRTG


  • Achieve peace of mind with real-time hardware monitoring & visualization
  • Identify hardware bottlenecks to improve network performance
  • Prevent device downtime by spotting hardware issues proactively

Our users give top ratings for monitoring with Paessler PRTG



PRTG makes hardware monitoring easy

Custom alerts and data visualization make it easy to monitor, identify, and prevent hardware health and performance issues.










Optimize your network health with real-time hardware monitoring

Monitor your network devices and prevent downtime with Paessler PRTG’s all-encompassing hardware monitoring solution. From real-time monitoring to predictive maintenance, PRTG empowers you to maintain optimal hardware health and network performance.

Monitor hardware
in real time

Experience seamless hardware management with PRTG, your vigilant IT guardian. PRTG constantly monitors your network's hardware, ensuring every server and computer is operational. It starts with a fundamental ping test, quickly verifying if your devices are active and reachable.

PRTG alerts you as soon as a ping test fails so that you can fix the issue on the spot.

Diverse hardware compatibility

Extend your monitoring capabilities with PRTG, covering hardware from top manufacturers like IBM, Dell, HPE, Cisco, Synology, Fortinet, and Linksys.

Delve into detailed system information of each device, including CPU performance and temperature, memory usage, and hard disk health, for a comprehensive hardware overview.

Proactive performance management

Stay one step ahead in maintaining network integrity and hardware efficiency.

PRTG's alerts enable proactive interventions, helping you address issues like memory leaks or disk space shortages before they escalate into more significant problems such as data losses or even a complete standstill of your business-critical infrastructure.

Enhanced hardware reporting and analytics

Gain a bird's-eye view of your hardware's health and performance. PRTG  tracks and reports on key metrics such as CPU loads, memory capacity, and disk space utilization, aiding in informed decision-making and resource allocation.

Get even deeper insights by analyzing historical monitoring data for enhanced resource planning.

Predictive maintenance for server stability

Go beyond immediate diagnostics and utilize PRTG's predictive capabilities to detect potential hardware failures early. Set, for example, warning thresholds to be alerted before there is an issue.

This proactive approach is crucial for preventing network disruptions, keeping your server hardware components in peak condition.



IT experts agree: Paessler PRTG is a great solution for IT infrastructure monitoring


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network monitor”

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“The real beauty of PRTG is the endless possibilities it offers”


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What hardware monitoring looks like in PRTG

Diagnose network issues by continuously monitoring your hardware such as physical servers, printers, routers, or switches. Show hardware health and performance in real time and visualize data in graphic maps & dashboards to identify problems more easily. Gain the visibility you need to troubleshoot hardware-related issues and keep your network up and running efficiently.


PRTG is compatible with all major vendors, products, and systems

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5 reasons to choose PRTG as your hardware monitoring tool

Prevent problems before they happen

PRTG actively monitors your systems, alerting you before critical issues occur. This foresight helps in maintaining uninterrupted work processes.

Hardware functions seamlessly

With PRTG, your hardware operates smoothly. The software ensures reliable performance across all devices, minimizing the need for constant IT oversight.

Minimize downtime and lost revenue

PRTG's effective monitoring reduces the risk of work process disruptions and potential sales losses, ensuring everything is  up and running even during critical business periods.

Automate routine tasks

Automating tasks with PRTG frees up IT professionals to focus on more pressing matters rather than constantly worrying about hardware status.

Visualize data in custom dashboards

With PRTG’s drag-and-drop map editor, you can easily create custom dashboards to view your hardware health status exactly the way you need.


Easily find the source of the problem with our PRTG hardware monitoring solution

Real-time alerts and custom notifications make it easy to solve issues with your hardware.



Your hardware monitor at a glance – even on the go

Set up PRTG in minutes and use it on almost any mobile device.


PRTG comes with all the features you need, plus more your IT infrastructure won't want to live without.



PRTG monitors these vendors and applications in one view!


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Create innovative solutions with Paessler’s partners

Partnering with innovative vendors, Paessler unleashes synergies to create
new and additional benefits for joined customers.


baramundi and PRTG create a secure, reliable and powerful IT infrastructure where you have everything under control - from the traffic in your firewall to the configuration of your clients.

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INSYS icom

With the combination of PRTG and Insys, the monitoring specialist Paessler and the industrial gateway manufacturer INSYS icom offer a practical possibility to merge IT and OT.

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Siemon and Paessler bring together intelligent building technology and advanced monitoring and make your vision of intelligent buildings and data centers become reality.

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“Excellent tool for detailed monitoring. Alarms and notifications work greatly. Equipment addition is straight forward and server initial setup is very easy. ...feel safe to purchase it if you intend to monitor a large networking landscape.”

Infrastructure and Operations Engineer in the Communications Industry, firm size 10B - 30B USD

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PRTG makes hardware monitoring easy

Custom alerts and data visualization make it easy to monitor, identify, and prevent hardware health and performance issues.


Hardware monitoring: FAQ


1. What is hardware monitoring?

Hardware monitoring is the continuous tracking of your network’s hardware performance metrics, environmental conditions, hardware health, and resource utilization. It provides an overview of all hardware systems in order to help pinpoint issues, bottlenecks, and potential failures.

2. Why is monitoring hardware important for an organization's IT infrastructure?

Hardware monitoring is crucial because it helps maintain the health and performance of physical devices that are vital to an organization's IT operations. By continuously tracking parameters such as CPU usage, memory capacity, disk space, and network device performance, hardware monitoring can preemptively identify potential issues before they escalate into serious problems.

This proactive approach minimizes downtime, ensures optimal performance, and can significantly reduce the costs associated with hardware failures and maintenance. Additionally, it aids in resource planning and helps maintain a secure and efficient IT environment.

3. What types of hardware can PRTG monitor?

PRTG can monitor a wide range of hardware in your network, including printers, routers, switches, workstations, servers, server racks, and more – even NAS systems and SANs.

4. What hardware manufacturers are supported by PRTG?

PRTG is vendor-agnostic monitoring software. This means that it can monitor hardware from every manufacturer if the according device supports SNMP or any other standard protocol. For the most common manufacturers (Dell, Lenovo, HPE, Cisco,…), PRTG comes with preconfigured sensor templates out of the box.

5. Does PRTG provide alerts for hardware issues?

Yes, PRTG provides alerts before and when hardware errors occur, such as memory overloads, printers running out of ink, or router failures, allowing for proactive intervention and quick troubleshooting.

6. Can PRTG monitor environmental settings?

Yes, PRTG can monitor environmental settings such as temperature and humidity in server rooms, in addition to regular hardware monitoring.

7. Is PRTG customizable for different monitoring needs?

Absolutely, PRTG can be adapted individually and dynamically to specific needs through features like a documented API, custom PRTG monitoring sensors, as well as customizable alerts, notifications, and reports.

8. What is a sensor in PRTG?

In PRTG, “sensors” are the basic monitoring elements. One sensor usually monitors one measured value in your network, for example the traffic of a switch port, the CPU load of a server, or the free space on a disk drive.

On average, you need about 5-10 sensors per device or one sensor per switch port.


PRTG the multi-tool

PRTG: The multi-tool for sysadmins

Adapt PRTG individually and dynamically to your needs and rely on a strong API:

  • HTTP API: Access monitoring data and manipulate monitoring objects via HTTP requests
  • Custom sensors: Create your own PRTG sensors for customized monitoring
  • Custom notifications: Create your own notifications and send action triggers to external systems
  • REST Custom sensor: Monitor almost everything that provides data in XML or JSON format


More than just a monitoring tool:
Reasons our customers love PRTG



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Monitor your entire IT infrastructure

Bandwidth, servers, virtual environments, websites, VoIP services – PRTG keeps an eye on your entire network.


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