The Paessler support team has recorded some videos to help you start monitoring your network with PRTG.

The topics cover installation and auto-discovery, setting up notifications, and background
information on using remote probes in distributed networks.



PRTG Quick Overview

Get a first impression of PRTG Network Monitor and see how easy it is to monitor your entire network. These are also helpful for a quick start if you are a new user.

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PRTG - Smart Setup

This video shows how to install PRTG Network Monitor and how to configure the software to track bandwidth, network traffic, and to monitor network devices.

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PRTG - Libraries

Learn how to set up your own libraries within the network monitoring solution PRTG Network Monitor to get additional customized views of your device tree.

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Business Process Sensor

You can monitor not only uptime, but also entire workflows in your healthcare IT infrastructure using PRTG. Shaun shows you how PRTG uses Business Process sensors to monitor all the aspects of a radiology workflow.

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HL7 Sensor

In healthcare IT, a lot of information is communicated using HL7. In this video, Shaun shows you how the HL7 sensor in PRTG.

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DICOM Sensor

Shaun explains how you can use the DICOM sensor in PRTG to monitor healthcare IT environments.

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PRTG Auto-Discovery Groups

Watch this tutorial to learn how to use auto-discovery groups and device templates.

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VMware Sensors

Heather takes you through the PRTG VMware sensors, and shows you how to monitor the ESXi host, the virtual guests, and the ESX datastores.

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PRTG - Windows Sensors

Heather shows you how to use SNMP and WMI sensors to monitor Windows with PRTG.

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PRTG - Sunburst View

Use the sunburst option to get a different view of your devices. Watch the video to learn more.

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Monitoring a Sigfox Device

Sigfox technology enables objects and devices to connect to a global IoT network. If you have Sigfox devices sending data to the Sigfox Cloud, you can monitor the devices using PRTG. We explain how in this video.

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Reporting Basics

PRTG includes a reporting engine for ad-hoc as well as scheduled report generation in HTML, PDF, CSV, and XML format. In this video, we show you how to use the out-of-the-box reports provided by PRTG, and how to set up your own custom reports.

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PRTG for iOS - Tutorial

In this short tutorial, we show you how easy it is to control your PRTG installation with our "PRTG for iOS" App. So you always have your network in view, even when on the go with your smartphone or smartwatch!

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PRTG - Desktop Client

PRTG Desktop is an alternative interface that you can use to connect to the PRTG core server to configure your setup, view monitoring results, and keep an eye on your network.

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How Does PRTG Scale?

In this short video, I would like to talk about how PRTG scales. If you are planning a large installation or want to scale and speed up your existing installation, this is just the right video for you.

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Overview of the PRTG Web Interface

Use the PRTG web interface as default interface to set up your monitoring and bring it to perfection.

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Simplify Your Day with PRTG

Monitor your entire IT infrastructure with PRTG Network Monitor. You have full insight into your network and its performance to ensure that all business critical components of your IT infrastructure are running smoothly and with 100% uptime.

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PRTG - Extending Maps

We expand our map from the "Create Maps" video. You'll learn how to visualize firewall traffic, expand the map, add weather data from an external source, and how to divide the map visually into different areas. Learn all there is to know about maps and create a dynamic overview of your IT infrastructure.

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PRTG Installation for GUDE Appliances

In this video, we show you how to set up monitoring of temperatures and PDUs with GUDE appliances and PRTG. PDUs enable you to ensure the distribution of electric power to your data center. GUDE offers appliances to measure environmental values like the temperature of your server room.

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How to Add a Sensor Manually

Wondering how you can add a sensor in your PRTG installation? Learn all about the three methods in this video.

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When Does a Sensor Change It’s Status in PRTG?

PRTG sensors can have multiple states, including up, down, warning, and several others. In this video, we explain the different states that are possible, what situations lead to those states, and how to view a list of sensors in each status.

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How to Set Channel Limits

In this video, you’re going to learn how to configure channel limits in PRTG. The channel limits are the upper and lower threshold limits where you would like your sensors to go into Warning or Down status, so you can get a notification when something goes wrong.

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How to Edit the Device Tree

PRTG Network Monitor has a hierarchical structure of probes, groups, devices, and sensors, called the device tree. The PRTG auto-discovery process will create a tree and group devices according to device type, such as network devices, servers, storage, etc.

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PRTG Version Numbers and Release Channels

What do the parts of a PRTG version number mean? And what’s a canary release? This video explains how PRTG version numbers work, and describes the three software release channels Paessler offers.

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Support Ticket

Do you have a question about PRTG or need help with an issue? This video shows the different ways you can contact our support team to get the answers that you are looking for.

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License and Maintenance

Not sure which PRTG license you have? Or how long your maintenance is still valid? This video demonstrates how to look up your license and maintenance status, both inside PRTG and inside Paessler´s customer service center.

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Bandwidth Monitoring Methods

Here´s a very brief overview of the methods PRTG offers for monitoring bandwidth to help you decide which methods you´d like to consider in more detail.

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PRTG - Sensor States

PRTG sensors can have multiple states, including up, down, warning, and several others. In this video, we explain the different states that are possible, what situations lead to those states, and how to view a list of sensors in each status.

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What Is a Sensor?

What, exactly, is a "sensor" within PRTG? What is a "channel"? This video discusses PRTG sensors and channels including a few concrete examples of both to illustrate this fundamental PRTG concept.

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Sensor Factory Sensor

In this video, you'll learn about situations where a Sensor Factory sensor is useful, and how to create one step-by-step. This sensor can help you monitor complex processes by combining the results from several sensors into a single, composite sensor.

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This video answers your questions about notifications in PRTG Network Monitor: why you need them, what types exist, to whom you can send them, and much more.

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PRTG - Use cases for notifications

This video shows you some practical examples of how to use notifications in PRTG Network Monitor. We prepared a few use cases for you so you can see them in use.

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PRTG - Sensor Count

Watch our video and learn more about your sensors, how many you have configured in your PRTG, and how easy it is to upgrade your license.

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PRTG – How to Set Up a PRTG Cluster

We will explain in this video what you need to consider up front and how to set up a PRTG cluster with two servers: one master server and one failover server.

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PRTG – SNMP Custom Sensor and Custom Library Sensor

Here you will learn how to import MIB files into PRTG and how to use the OIDs in the MIB files to create SNMP Custom sensors and SNMP Custom Library sensors.

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SNMP Basics

Watch our tutorial and you will get a short introduction to SNMP and all SNMP-based sensors in PRTG. At the end you will be able to set up a SNMP sensor.

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SNMP Debugging

You want to learn what to do when you have problems with SNMP sensors? See what settings to consider and how to use the SNMP Tester for debugging.

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PRTG Administration Tool

This video explains the PRTG Administration Tool and its configuration possibilities during the installation of web servers, clusters etc.

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PRTG for Android - Watch App

This video shows you a new feature for the Android app: PRTG for Android Wear allows you to respond to sensors in a Down status directly from your smartwatch.

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Bandwidth Monitoring with Flows and Packet Sniffing

In this tutorial, you will learn everything about bandwidth monitoring with flows and paket sniffing with PRTG Network Monitor.

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Bandwidth Monitoring with SNMP and WMI

This video gives you a great overview on bandwidth monitoring with SNMP and WMI with Paessler's network monitoring solution PRTG Network Monitor.

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Web Server Monitoring

Learn more about web server network monitoring: Several different HTTP sensors help you check the content and correct functioning of your websites

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Creating Maps in PRTG

In our new video we demonstrate how to set up a map within PRTG by using icons that represent the different devices, groups, and sensors in your network, and its connections. In the end, you'll have a great overview on the components' status in your network on one page!

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PRTG - Ticketing System

Have a look at our ticketing system inside PRTG Network Monitor and learn how to manage information about issues and tasks while monitoring your network.

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Trap Receiver and Syslog Receiver

Learn how to create and configure a Syslog Receiver and a Trap Receiver sensor in PRTG Network Monitor. See how easily you can manage and filter these messages and learn how easy it is to keep an eye on your network via SNMP.

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PRTG for Android - Tutorial

This tutorial shows you how easily you can manage your PRTG installation with the PRTG for Android app. You can even monitor your network when you are on the go!

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Auto-Update for PRTG Network Monitor: As soon as a new version of PRTG is available, you get an email and can update your version.

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Distributed Monitoring with PRTG

This animation video describes how PRTG Network Monitor monitors your local network as well as remote networks using different types of probes.

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