Memory monitoring with PRTG
Address issues at an early stage with PRTG
At times, even simple applications may need significant memory and have an impact on overall server performance. With PRTG, you have a tool that automatically checks all properties of all devices such as the status of the main memory. You will be informed in good time before bottlenecks occur.
Your memory checker PRTG recognizes at an early stage issues that can impede workflows. PRTG memory monitoring sends a warning signal when the RAM usage of one or more servers is getting too high and threatens memory shortage. This allows you to take the appropriate, targeted steps to ensure network performance and avoid loss of data and downtime.
PRTG comes with preconfigured memory analysing sensors
How PRTG defines sensors
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.
SNMP stands for Simple Network Monitoring Protocol. Its usefulness in network administration comes from the fact that it allows information to be collected about network-connected devices in a standardized way across a large variety of hardware and software types. SNMP is a protocol for management information transfer in networks, for use in LANs especially, depending on the chosen version.
WMI Memory Sensor
SNMP Memory Sensor
The SNMP Memory sensor monitors the memory usage of a system via Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP).
It can show the following:
- Available memory in bytes
- Available memory in percent
- Total memory
The SNMP IBM System X Physical Memory sensor monitors the memory modules in an IBM server via Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP).
It shows the following:
- Condition of memory controller
- Power status (on or off)
The SNMP HPE ProLiant Memory Controller sensor monitors a memory controller in an HPE server via Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP).
It shows the following:
- Error status of the controller
- Condition of the controller
- States and conditions of available modules.
SNMP Linux Meminfo Sensor
The SNMP Linux Meminfo sensor monitors the memory usage of a Linux/Unix system using Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP).
It shows the following :
- Available memory in absolute and percentage values
- Used physical memory (free memory plus buffer plus cache) in percent
- Free physical memory (free memory plus buffer plus cache) in bytes
- Used swap memory in percent
- Free swap memory in bytes
- Used memory on the whole system (physical memory plus swap) in percent
- Free memory on the whole system (physical memory plus swap) in bytes
SSH Meminfo Sensor
Create a memory sensor to fit your needs. Then customize PRTG to work effectively with your own particular circumstances.
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Your memory monitoring at a glance
PRTG is set up in a matter of minutes and can be used on a wide variety of mobile devices.
PRTG makes your job easier
Our monitoring software frees you to focus on other tasks by promptly notifying you of potential issues.
PRTG gives you one central monitoring tool for your servers and entire network. Enjoy a quick overview of your whole infrastructure via our dashboard and app.
Getting started with PRTG is a breeze. Setting up or switching from another network monitoring tool is easy thanks to the auto-discovery and pre-configured device templates.
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RAM monitoring offers the following advantages
- Memory bottlenecks can be avoided.
- Administrators can easily discover which applications unnecessarily consume memory.
- With an impending overload, timely measures to ease the situation can be introduced, the allocation process informed, and memory scaled.
Be alerted quickly
PRTG features a variety of alert types: E-mail, SMS, Pager, Apps, running an external application, etc. You can specify when and how each person is to be informed about network issues. To do so, you can add contacts and edit, delete, or pause your notifications at any time.
The notification system is built into the monitoring software and is available at no extra charge. Because of its integrated quality, configuring the alert feature is done in just a few clicks.
PRTG won't wait to let you know if your "house is on fire." You define your own thresholds. If these are crossed, you'll receive a corresponding notification. This means you can intervene promptly before clients or coworkers are aware of any problems.
How does memory monitoring with PRTG work?
PRTG uses SNMP and WMI to monitor the memory on Windows servers and computers. But PRTG is not a Windows-only monitoring software: Linux operating systems can also be monitored with an SNMP daemon or with native Linux sensors.
Administrators can set limits and configure alerts that are sent when memory usage on one or more servers is getting too high.
“Easy to implement and configure with good technical support.”
R. v. S., ICT Manager at Heinen & Hopman Eng BV
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