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Docker monitoring with PRTG

For the reliable management of dockerized applications


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    PRTG comes with ready-to-use Docker sensors – at no extra charge

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    Optimize the availability and performance of Docker containers
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    Minimize errors during the management/deployment of applications


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Unlimited use of PRTG for 30 days. After 30 days PRTG reverts to the freeware edition.
You can upgrade to a paid license at any time.


What is Docker monitoring?

Centralized application monitoring for your Docker containers

Quick and easy container platform

Quick and easy container platform

Docker is gaining in popularity as a quick and easy container platform. One of the reasons network administrators love Docker technology is that it facilitates the separation of applications from the corporate infrastructure. If a hacker gains admin access via an application, he/she remains trapped inside the container – and the company network stays secure.

Docker packs applications (along with their dependencies and configurations) into containers, thereby making it easier to distribute them to all the employees of a firm. When applications are isolated inside a separate container infrastructure, the surrounding system is protected from hacks, no matter where the system happens to be.

Quick and easy container platform

An overview of all containers

Docker containers allow developers to develop in one place without interruption, to test, to manage workloads and important components, and to deploy new applications. These functions should work flawlessly for each of your containers! PRTG Docker monitoring helps by providing a constant overview of all your containers.


Quick and easy container platform

Special sensor for Docker environments

To reap maximum efficiency, security, and savings from Docker, you’ll need to monitor the availability and performance of its containers. There’s no need to purchase additional software - PRTG features a special, preconfigured sensor for Docker environments. This sensor lets you reliably manage and deploy dockerized applications.

With PRTG, everyone will work with peace of mind.


An introduction to Docker monitoring with PRTG


How Docker monitoring with PRTG works 

 i What is a sensor?

In PRTG, “sensors” are the basic monitoring elements. One sensor usually monitors one measured value in your network, e.g. the traffic of a switch port, the CPU load of a server, the free space of a disk drive. On average you need about 5-10 sensors per device or one sensor per switch port.

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PRTG comes equipped with a special sensor for monitoring Docker containers. This sensor displays the statuses of your containers and provides you with regular updates. If necessary, it will also sound the alarm!

Secure connection

Select the desired container while creating a sensor, or configure sensors to monitor several containers at the same time. To do so, you’ll need a private key and certificate. Only then can you establish a secure connection from Docker to PRTG.


The Docker Container Status Sensor uses lookups to determine the status values of one or more sensor channels. The possible statutes are defined in the corresponding lookup file. The behavior of a Docker Container Status sensor channel can be changed by editing these files.


Immediately see if your containers are available – even while on the go

PRTG can be started within minutes and it's compatible with many mobile devices.


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

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PRTG monitors these vendors and applications, and more, in one view!



Free Download

Unlimited use of PRTG for 30 days. After 30 days PRTG reverts to the freeware edition.
You can upgrade to a paid license at any time.


6 reasons to choose PRTG as your Docker monitoring tool

All-in-one tool

All-in-one tool

All new software comes with potential risks, which can include anything from compatibility to security issues. PRTG is an all-in-one monitoring tool that includes a special built-in sensor for Docker monitoring. That means you can do away with having to rely on a variety of individualized solutions.



Docker technology allows for applications to be isolated in containers. For network administrators, these containers are secure and stable parts of their IT infrastructures which contribute to the overall stability of their company’s operations.



Docker monitoring lets you oversee the deployment of dockerized applications to workstations in a number of different locations. If errors arise, you can intervene at once.



Display the statuses of your Docker containers on an easy-to-read dashboard. Customize the dashboard, alarm, and reports feature – for yourself and the other stakeholders.



PRTG sounds the alarm automatically – according to parameters defined by you beforehand – as soon as containers malfunction or performance problems arise. You can choose from any of the following alarm types: SMS, email, push notification, and more.

Automated reporting

Automated reporting

PRTG monitoring helps companies ensure their Docker containers maintain an acceptable level of performance. Automated reports can be sent to the management team for this purpose.


PRTG simplifies your day

Our monitoring software works for you and promptly notifies you of potential issues.
It frees you to concentrate on your day-to-day tasks with peace of mind.


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PRTG saves time

With PRTG, you get one central monitoring tool for your servers and entire network. Enjoy a quick overview of your whole infrastructure via our dashboard and app.

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PRTG saves worry

Customizing PRTG is a breeze. Getting started or switching from another network monitoring tool is easy thanks to the auto-discovery and pre-configured device templates.

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PRTG saves money

80% of our customers report substantial or even exceptional cost savings in the area of network monitoring. The experience shows that the costs for licenses have paid for themselves within a matter of weeks.



Data collected by PRTG



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Trusted by 500,000 users and recognized
by industry analysts as a leader


“Fantastic network and infrastructure monitoring solution that is easy to deploy and easier still to use. Simply the best available.”

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“Software is absolutely perfect, Support is superior. Meets all needs and requirements, this is a must have solution if you are needing any form of monitoring.”

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“The tool excels at its primary focus of being a unified infrastructure management and network monitoring service.”

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Free Download

Unlimited use of PRTG for 30 days. After 30 days PRTG reverts to the freeware edition.
You can upgrade to a paid license at any time.




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“I particularly like having breakfast at home and just surveying my domain, and understanding what's working and what isn't.”

Steve Coppin, Oxford University


Paessler teams up with many partners

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



Easily integrate Amazon's Cloud Watch out of the box into your complete network monitoring by a few mouse clicks.

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Paessler is member of the LoRa Alliance®, an international consortium of technology companies that promote the use of LPWAN for the creation of infrastructure and work on innovative IoT solutions.

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Paessler is member of the mioty alliance, composed of companies that use mioty to create innovative IoT and IIoT solutions such as the retrofitting of industrial environments.

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PRTG The Swiss Army knife

PRTG: The Swiss Army knife for sysadmins

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

  • HTTP API: Access monitoring data and manipulate monitoring objects using HTTP requests
  • Custom Sensors: Create your own sensors for customized monitoring
  • Custom Notifications: Create your own notifications to send alarms to external systems
  • REST Custom Sensor: Monitor almost everything that provides XML or JSON


Over 95% of our customers recommend PRTG


Paessler AG worldwide trialled PRTG in over 600 IT departments.
The aim was to tune the network monitoring software closer to the needs of the administrators.
The result of the survey: over 95% of the participants would recommend PRTG - or already had.

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More than 500,000 sysadmins love PRTG

PRTG is used by companies of all sizes. Sysadmins love PRTG because it makes their job a whole lot easier.

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




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