PRTG Manual: Differences between PRTG on Premises and PRTG in the Cloud

Please see below for the differences between the settings and features that PRTG on premises and PRTG in the cloud have to offer.

Licensing, Payment, Infrastructure

Topic

PRTG on Premises

PRTG in the cloud

Trial Period

30 days

10 days

Freeware

freeware (100 sensors) available

no freeware, smallest edition is PRTG-500

Payment

one-time license fee plus yearly maintenance

monthly fee

PRTG Edition Size Flexibility

upgrade only

upgrade or downgrade

Max. Installation Size

unrestricted

5,000 sensors

PRTG Update Management

done by user

done by Paessler

Enterprise Console

full support

not supported: connections are not possible

Features

Feature

PRTG on Premises

PRTG in the cloud

Local Probe

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Cloud Probe

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Cluster

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Customizations (CSS, HTML, lookups, maps, device icons)

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Freeware (100 sensors)

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RDP Access to Core Server

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Historic Data Purging (manually defined)

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Active Directory Integration

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License settings via PRTG web interface

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Recommended Sensors on Local Probe/Cloud Probe

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Auto-Discovery for groups on Local Probe/Cloud Probe

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Mini Probes

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Device Tools on Local Probe/Cloud Probe

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Proxy Server settings

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System Information on Local Probe/Cloud Probe

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PRTG Administration Tool on PRTG Core Server

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MIB import and and usage as oidlib with SNMP Library sensor

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MIB import for SNMP Trap Receiver sensor

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Notification types:

  • SMS/Pager Message
  • Add Entry to Event Log
  • Syslog Message
  • SNMP Trap Message
  • Execute Program

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Re-login request on setup pages after 15 minutes

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Sensors on Cloud Probe of PRTG in the cloud

If you use PRTG in the cloud, you can add the following sensors only to remote probes.

Sensor on Cloud Probe

PRTG in the cloud

Active Directory Replication Errors Sensor

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ADO SQL v2 Sensor

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Dell PowerVault MDi Physical Disk Sensor

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Dell PowerVault MDi Logical Disk Sensor

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Enterprise Virtual Array Sensor

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Event Log (Windows API) Sensor

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Exchange Backup (Powershell) Sensor

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Exchange Database DAG (Powershell) Sensor

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Exchange Database (Powershell) Sensor

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Exchange Mailbox (Powershell) Sensor

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Exchange Mail Queue (Powershell) Sensor

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Exchange Public Folder (Powershell) Sensor

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EXE/Script Advanced Sensor

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EXE/Script Sensor

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File Content Sensor

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File Sensor

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Folder Sensor

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HTTP Full Web Page Sensor

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HTTP Push Count Sensor

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HTTP Push Data Advanced Sensor

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HTTP Push Data Sensor

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Hyper-V Cluster Shared Volume Disk Free Sensor

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Hyper-V Host Server Sensor

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Hyper-V Virtual Machine Sensor

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Hyper-V Network Adapter Sensor

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Hyper-V Virtual Storage Sensor

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IPFIX (Custom) Sensor

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IPFIX Sensor

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IPMI System Health Sensor

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jFlow V5 (Custom) Sensor

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jFlow V5 Sensor

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Microsoft SQL v2 Sensor

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MySQL v2 Sensor

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NetFlow V5 (Custom) Sensor

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NetFlow V5 Sensor

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NetFlow V9 (Custom) Sensor

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NetFlow V9 Sensor

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Oracle SQL v2 Sensor

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Oracle Tablespace Sensor

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Packet Sniffer (Custom) Sensor

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Packet Sniffer Sensor

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PerfCounter Custom Sensor

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PerfCounter IIS Application Pool Sensor

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Port Range Sensor

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Port Sensor

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PostgreSQL Sensor

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Python Script Advanced Sensor

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QoS (Quality of Service) Round Trip Sensor

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QoS (Quality of Service) One Way Sensor

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sFlow (Custom) Sensor

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sFlow Sensor

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Share Disk Free Sensor

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SMTP Sensor

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SNMP Trap Receiver Sensor

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Syslog Receiver Sensor

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Windows MSMQ Queue Length Sensor

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Windows Physical Disk I/O Sensor

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Windows Print Queue Sensor

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Windows Updates Status (Powershell) Sensor

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Windows CPU Load Sensor

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WMI Custom Sensor

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WMI Custom String Sensor

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WMI Event Log Sensor

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WMI Exchange Server Sensor

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WMI Exchange Transport Queue Sensor

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WMI File Sensor

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WMI Free Disk Space (Multi Disk) Sensor

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WMI HDD Health Sensor

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Windows IIS 6.0 SMTP Received Sensor

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Windows IIS 6.0 SMTP Sent Sensor

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Windows IIS Application Sensor

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WMI Logical Disk I/O Sensor

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WMI Memory Sensor

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Windows Network Card Sensor

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Windows Pagefile Sensor

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Windows Process Sensor

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WMI Remote Ping Sensor

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WMI Security Center Sensor

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WMI Service Sensor

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WMI SharePoint Process Sensor

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WMI Share Sensor

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Windows System Uptime Sensor

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WMI UTC Time Sensor

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WMI Vital System Data Sensor

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WMI Volume Sensor

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WSUS Statistics Sensor

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WMI Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Sensor (Deprecated)

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WMI Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Sensor

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WMI Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Sensor

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WMI Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Sensor

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WMI Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Sensor

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WMI Terminal Services (Windows 2008+) Sensor

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WMI Terminal Services (Windows XP/Vista/2003) Sensor

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Settings

Setting Title

Setting Name

PRTG on Premises

PRTG in the cloud

Auto-Update

When a New Version is Available

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Installation Time

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Release Channel

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Notifications

SMS/Page Message

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Add Entry To Event Log

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Syslog Message

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SNMP Trap Message

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Execute Program

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Core & Probes

Proxy Configuration

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Probe Connection IPs

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Mini Probes

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Mini Probe Port

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Probe Administrative Tools

Restart Local Probe

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Scanning Intervals

Available Intervals (definition of individual intervals)

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Notification Delivery

SMTP Delivery

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SMS Delivery

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Recommended Sensors Detection

Detection Engine

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User Interface (Website)

DNS Name

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Google Analytics Tracking ID

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User Interface (Web Server)

IP Address for Web Server

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TCP Port for Web Server

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Web Server Port

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Web Server Security

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SSL Security

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Currently Active IP Address/Port Combination(s)

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User Accounts

Login Name

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Password

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Passhash

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Core Administrative Tools

Create Configuration Snapshot

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Write Core Status File

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Clear Caches

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Load Lookups

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Restart Core Server

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Advanced Network Analysis

System Information

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Scheduled Restart Settings (Local Probe)

Restart Options

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Restart Schedule

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Specify Day

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Specify Hour

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