Server Monitoring is an important part of network monitoring. It comprises the continuous monitoring of server availability and other important system parameters. PRTG Network Monitor is a comprehensive server monitoring software, which allows LDAP monitoring and offers automated alerts for the most common types of LDAP Servers.

How Does PRTG Monitor LDAP?

The LDAP sensor monitors directory services using the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP), connecting to the server trying a "bind" (a bind operation authenticates the client to the server). It shows the response time. If the server does not respond or authentication fails, an error message will be triggered. But LDAP is not a database or server; it is just a protocol, which can be checked by PRTG's LDAP monitor.

A lot of producers offer LDAP-Server, for example:

  • Apache Software Foundation
  • Apple
  • IBM/Lotus
  • Microsoft Novell
  • OpenLDAP
  • Oracle
  • RedHat
  • Siemens
  • Sun

PRTG can not only monitor LDAP servers, it also supports monitoring virtual servers, web monitoring and SQL server performance monitoring. PRTG is a network speed monitor and monitors CPU load Linux. And the software is also a very powerful bandwidth monitor.

PRTG Network Monitor

Paessler's LDAP monitoring tool PRTG is available in two editions. You can download the free bandwidth monitor for personal and commercial use completely free of charge. Need more sensors to monitor a larger IT infrastructure? See our commercial licenses here.

  • Unlimited version of PRTG for 30 days
  • After 30 days, PRTG reverts to a free version
  • Or, you can upgrade to a paid license anytime

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