PRTG Manual: About this Document

This document introduces you to the system concepts of PRTG Network Monitor and explains how to set up the software to achieve the best monitoring results. You will learn how to plan your monitoring setup, how to set up your devices and sensors, dependencies, reports, notifications, maps, user accounts, and clustering for fail-safe monitoring.

This document is also meant to be a reference for all available settings in PRTG. Short contextual help is already provided within the Ajax web interface of PRTG. In this manual you often get some more help regarding the different options that are available. No matter whether you use PRTG hosted by Paessler or PRTG on premises, you will find all of the information that you need in this document.

This document does not explain monitoring protocols and file formats in-depth. Also, the use of the Application Programming Interface (API) built into PRTG is only briefly addressed. Whenever possible, hyperlinks to more detailed resources are provided, such as articles in the Paessler Knowledge Base.

icon-book-arrowsTo start using PRTG right away, see the Quick Start Guide section. To learn more about monitoring with PRTG, see section Introduction: Monitoring with PRTG. For more detailed instructions, browse the manual content or use the manual search with keywords and choose the section you want to read.

icon-book-arrowsFor an overview of the icons and abbreviations that are used in this document, see the Appendix section.


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