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Combine your data storage management with PRTG NetApp monitoring


  • Get detailed insights into your NetApp storage systems
  • Always keep an eye on correct data storage operations
  • Be notified immediately if there is a storage issue
  • Visualize your NetApp monitoring in customizable dashboards

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Comprehensive overview of your NetApp storage systems


 i 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.

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Deep insights into NetApp health and more

Deep insights into NetApp health and more

Paessler PRTG helps you look at your NetApp systems in detail. Keep an eye on the overall health status of your NetApp storage and watch CPU utilization, downtimes, storage usage, and general system health. Or dive deeper into NetApp performance and monitor different operations as well as read & write processes.

Monitor different NetApp cDOT & ONTAP components

Monitor different NetApp cDOT & ONTAP components

With PRTG, you can monitor various hardware and software components of your cDOT and ONTAP storage systems so that you always know what’s going on in your NetApp environment. Monitor storage aggregates, logical interfaces, logical units, network interface cards, hard drives, enclosures, and more.

Collect detailed information via the NetApp API

Collect detailed information via the NetApp API

Our PRTG sensors for NetApp monitoring request data in XML format from the ONTAP API. Depending on the sensor version you choose, PRTG accesses the API via SOAP or directly (as of ONTAP 9.6). This allows more details to be requested, such as data about complex NetApp systems.

Benefit from data-based storage capacity planning

Benefit from data-based storage capacity planning

Since more and more data is produced every year, storage space has become a valuable asset. IT teams need to make sure that enough storage is available at all times to meet the needs of software appliances and users alike.

PRTG informs you in good time if free space is becoming scarce so that you can react proactively and provide more storage. In addition, reports on your storage usage help you estimate future storage capacity so that you can plan your expenditures based on real data. 

Identify potential security vulnerabilities

Identify potential security vulnerabilities

Use the easy-to-read and highly customizable dashboards in PRTG to visualize all monitoring data collected from your NetApp data storage & management systems. This way, you can see at one glance if there are anomalies that might indicate a potential security threat, for example unusual input or output operations.

PRTG increases IT security by immediately triggering an alarm if such unusual events occur.


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Easy NetApp storage monitoring with preconfigured PRTG NetApp sensors


No matter if you’re looking for on-premises NetApp storage monitoring or hybrid NetApp cloud monitoringif your IT infrastructure includes NetApp appliances, PRTG has got you covered. With our preconfigured sensors for NetApp monitoring, you can keep an eye on different aspects of your NetApp cDOT and NetApp ONTAP storage systems round the clock.


NetApp Aggregate sensor

The NetApp Aggregate sensor monitors the status of a NetApp storage aggregate. This includes the number of disks and files on the aggregate, the number of read & write blocks and user reads & writes, the data read & write speed, free bytes, and the latency.


NetApp I/O sensor

The NetApp I/O sensor monitors input and output operations such as CIFS, FCP, HTTP, NFS, and ISCSI operations. Other metrics include Disk, FCP, HDD, ISCSI, SSD, tape, and network read & write data.


NetApp LIF sensor

The NetApp LIF sensor monitors logical interfaces of a NetApp cDOT or ONTAP cluster. It shows the sent & received data, the number of sent & received errors and packets, and if the LIF is on the home port.


NetApp LUN sensor

The NetApp LUN sensor monitors a logical unit number. It displays metrics such as the overall status of the LUN, if the LUN is mapped, free bytes, read & write operations, read & write blocks, and the number of SCSI errors.


NetApp NIC sensor

The NetApp NIC sensor monitors a Network Interface Card and collects the following monitoring data: the overall health of the system, the number of sent & received bytes, the sent & received errors, and the number of up to down links.


NetApp Physical Disk sensor

The NetApp Physical Disk sensor is responsible for monitoring hard disks in a NetApp storage system. It informs you about the data read & write speed, the latency of operations, and the number of disk read & write operations.


NetApp SnapMirror sensor

The NetApp SnapMirror sensor monitors SnapMirror relationships. Next to the overall system health, this includes the duration, size, and timestamp of the last transfer, the mirror status, the relationship type, the number of resync & update failures, and the transfer status.


SNMP NetApp Enclosure sensor

The SNMP NetApp Enclosure sensor monitors the power supply and cooling of a NetApp storage enclosure. It informs you about the number of broken electronic parts, broken power supplies, and failed fans, as well as the current, voltage, and fan revolutions per minute (RPM).

NetApp v2 sensors

NetApp v2 sensors: Did you know?

Our NetApp sensors support NetApp cDOT as of version 8.3 or ONTAP as of version 9.0 and monitor all NetApp devices accessing the NetApp API via SOAP. If you use ONTAP as of version 9.6, try the according NetApp v2 sensors that access the ONTAP REST API directly.

Please note: All NetApp v2 sensors are currently in beta status. For more information, see our Knowledge Base article.









Visualize your NetApp performance monitoring in real time

All PRTG NetApp sensors provide you with an overview of the health status or performance of your NetApp devices as well as memory usage of your storage resources. This way, you can make sure that your NetApp storage systems always have sufficient storage space available and function as intended. 



PRTG makes NetApp monitoring easy

Custom alerts and data visualization make it easy to monitor, identify, and prevent NetApp storage issues.



Your NetApp monitoring at a glance – even on the go

PRTG is set up in a matter of minutes and can be used on a wide variety of mobile devices.


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Free NetApp monitoring for up to 100 sensors

Free NetApp monitoring for up to 100 sensors

PRTG comes as a freeware edition for up to 100 sensors. This is ideal for comprehensively monitoring smaller NetApp environments that include only a small number of NetApp storage devices.

If your monitoring needs grow and you need a higher number of sensors, you can always easily upgrade to one of our cost-efficient commercial editions. This makes PRTG the perfect fit for both small and large companies.


One monitoring tool for all requirements

One monitoring tool for all requirements

NetApp's data management solutions are industry-leading: data is protected and accessible anytime, anywhere. For native NetApp monitoring, you could therefore also use NetApp OnCommand Insight (OCI) data management software to monitor and troubleshoot NetApp systems.

However, this also means that you need to use multiple monitoring tools to keep an eye on network devices from other vendors. This is not the case if you choose PRTG: our all-in-one monitoring tool lets you monitor your entire IT infrastructure including NetApp monitoring.


Customizable thresholds, alerts, and notifications

Customizable thresholds, alerts, and notifications

PRTG immediately alerts you if there is an issue with your NetApp monitoring. You can set individual warning and error thresholds as well as notification triggers that suit your monitoring requirements best.

In case of an alarm, PRTG notifies the responsible administrator or IT team via SMS, email, push notification, or many other channels. This way, you will always have peace of mind knowing that if PRTG doesn’t alert you, everything’s working as intended.


NetApp Alliance Partner since 2017

As a NetApp Alliance Partner, we provide you with a NetApp monitoring solution that lets you monitor your NetApp storage systems on multiple levels.

Benefit from strong support for and guaranteed compatibility with all your NetApp entities so that you can always keep an eye on the health, availability, and performance of your NetApp storage.


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NetApp monitoring: FAQs


1. What is NetApp?

NetApp is a company that is specialized in hybrid cloud data services and data management. NetApp offers both data storage hardware and software solutions.

2. Which NetApp devices can I monitor with PRTG?

With Paessler PRTG, you can monitor NetApp storage systems like NetApp cDOT or ONTAP via SNMP, REST, or SOAP.

3. Which metrics can I monitor on my NetApp storage systems?

Paessler PRTG keeps track of the availability, the physical discs, the health, and the input and output operations of a NetApp storage system.

4. Can I also monitor NetApp cloud storage with PRTG?

Yes, you can if you use a NetApp ONTAP system. NetApp cloud solutions provide ONTAP in AWS, for example. With our preconfigured NetApp v2 sensors, you can query monitoring data directly from the ONTAP REST API so that it doesn’t matter if the storage itself is hosted in a cloud environment or on premises.

5. What is a monitoring tool?

Companies monitor their networks and applications to optimize their performance and proactively detect errors. To do this, they also use so-called network manager tools and network monitoring software.

The choice of monitoring products on the market is huge: solutions for open-source monitoring, such as Nagios or Zabbix, are free of charge. Products like PRTG are proprietary but offer a lot of advantages such as easier setup and maintenance, and extensive support.

6. Why do you need data management & monitoring solutions?

The volume of data has been rapidly increasing for years. The reasons for this are increasingly networked production and more complex infrastructures that produce more and more data. Control over company data is therefore becoming more difficult.

This presents companies with new challenges of how to use and manage their data efficiently. As the number of cyber-attacks is also growing, threats targeting data must be detected and defended against early on.

The visual representation of all data collected from your network therefore also provides answers to pressing IT security questions: Are there any anomalies in the network? Suspicious processes such as network traffic that is much too high can indicate an attack. Network monitoring solutions like PRTG help to uncover anomalies and can thus contribute to IT security.

7. What is a sensor in PRTG?

In PRTG, “sensors” are the basic monitoring elements. One sensor usually monitors one measured value in your network, for example the traffic of a switch port, the CPU load of a server, or the free space on a disk drive.

On average, you need about 5-10 sensors per device or one sensor per switch port.


PRTG the multi-tool

PRTG: The multi-tool for sysadmins

Adapt PRTG individually and dynamically to your needs and rely on a strong API:

  • HTTP API: Access monitoring data and manipulate monitoring objects via HTTP requests
  • Custom sensors: Create your own PRTG sensors for customized monitoring
  • Custom notifications: Create your own notifications and send action triggers to external systems
  • REST Custom sensor: Monitor almost everything that provides data in XML or JSON format



PRTG makes NetApp monitoring easy

Custom alerts and data visualization make it easy to monitor, identify, and prevent NetApp storage issues.




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