Paessler PRTG

IPMI monitoring – Reliable server and hardware monitoring with PRTG


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    Monitor your physical servers 24/7 with IPMI
    and PRTG
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    Eliminate server errors before they arise
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    PRTG works with IPMI successor Redfish








What is IPMI monitoring?

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The Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) is an open, vendor-independent standard for remote monitoring and administration. IPMI lets you monitor hardware even when computers are shut down or lack an operating system.

With IPMI monitoring, you can collect and analyze data from the servers in your network, allowing you to monitor a variety of different parameters such as CPU load, availability, temperature, power supply, and more.


Advantages of IPMI monitoring with PRTG

PRTG by Paessler monitors IPMI to provide you with a constant overview of the hardware of all the physical servers in your network.
Among other things, PRTG helps you:





Optimize the availability of your servers and applications

Optimize the availability of your servers and applications

Fully functional server hardware is a prerequisite for an error-free network. After all, servers are the backbone of your IT infrastructure. Of course, the applications and services on your servers will only work well if the servers themselves are running properly.

Quickly detect and remove errors and disruptions

Quickly detect and remove errors and disruptions

IPMI usually works even when the host is turned off. As a result, IPMI monitoring is a valuable tool for diagnosing hardware problems remotely. PRTG comes with a handy alarm function that immediately notifies admins of potential errors and disruptions so they can troubleshoot problems at once.

Detaillierte Statistiken und Reports

Create detailed statistics and reports

PRTG provides easy-to-read dashboards with data on server performance and availability. A quick glance is all it takes to see if everything is OK. You can also generate detailed long-term statistics and configure automated reports.


Redfish: Scalable successor to IPMI

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The Redfish Scalable Platforms Management API is a new standard for the remote maintenance of server systems. Its goal is to replace IPMI over LAN in the medium term. Among other things, Redfish offers the following advantages:

  • Increased security
  • Multi-node capability to facilitate scalability
  • JSON data format easily readable by both machines and humans

 iRedfish is a network standard and application programming interface (API) for the management of servers, networks, storage devices, facilities equipment, and other converged infrastructure (CI) components in software-defined hybrid IT environments like web-scale data centers and cloud infrastructure.
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3 advantages of Redfish monitoring with PRTG



With Redfish, you get all the advantages of IPMI such as the monitoring of servers that are powered off. In addition, Redfish lets you optimize the scalability of your monitoring thanks to its improved performance.

Up-to-date and secure protocol

Up-to-date and secure protocol

Updates are no longer available for the IPMI protocol. If you’ve been using IPMI to manage and monitor your servers, Redfish is a modern and secure alternative that will continue to be updated and improved.

Good to know: Redfish can be retrofitted into IPMI firmware to allow currently used servers to be upgraded to Redfish monitoring.



Redfish is a clearly defined standard that uses the common protocols, structures, and security models of Internet and web service environments. By using Redfish to monitor your physical servers, you'll benefit from a secure and powerful interface that can be deployed for many years to come.


Hardware and virtual disks at a glance

Hardware and virtual disks at a glance

PRTG currently comes with three preconfigured sensors that let you get started with Redfish monitoring with just a few clicks.

The Redfish System Health sensor keeps an eye on the status of your server hardware and monitors components such as PCIe devices and temperature.

The Redfish Power Supply sensor monitors the power supply of Redfish-compatible servers.

The Redfish Virtual Disk (BETA) sensor monitors the capacity and status of virtual disks.


A sneak peek at Redfish monitoring with PRTG


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Keep a constant eye on your network – even while on the go


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



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PRTG can do more

250+ sensor types

PRTG Network Monitor offers more than 250 sensor types that enable you to monitor virtually anything in your network.

Monitor CPU, RAM and more

PRTG provides sensors for Microsoft servers with which you can monitor CPU, RAM, virtual disks, and all services.

Start services automatically

PRTG can start services automatically if they have been stopped.

Show unusual traffic

PRTG not only informs you about high data traffic but can also inform you about unusually high workloads. This gives you the possibility to find out what the cause is.  

Be informed

 PRTG will warn you via email, SMS, push message, ... if a predefined or self-defined limit value is reached.  

All-in-one monitoring

PRTG comes with predefined sensors for many manufacturers you can use out of the box, an alerting system, and technical support.


PRTG is much more than just a server monitoring tool

 PRTG by Paessler not only monitors your servers, but also many other aspects of your network.
Among other things, PRTG lets you keep an eye on your bandwidth, the availability of your hardware, and your website.


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



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“For us, PRTG Network Monitor is the most effective tool for monitoring our IT infrastructure in the long run.”

Oliver Jähn, IT Manager at the University of Bonn



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