Finally, a unified view from and of your Linux environment
Like PRTG, but run a Linux-based or mixed-OS network, and don’t want to work on Windows systems?
Good news for you as a Linux user, then. You can track all your network's performance stats from a single dashboard on your Linux desktop. 24 hours a day.
This gives you complete control over your network, saving you time and hassle, and making it easy to spot potential issues before they get serious. The choice is yours!
PRTG Network Monitor and Linux
Although PRTG Network Monitor is Windows-based software and a Windows server is still required to install a PRTG core server, we offer a free PRTG app for desktop. With which you can connect to all your PRTG instances via your Linux system. Great, right?
Simple to set up and use, but extremely powerful and highly customizable, our PRTG app for desktop enables you to access several PRTG installations and hosted PRTG instances at once from Linux.
PRTG Hosted Monitor and Linux
If you only use Linux systems and hardware in your network, we have an even better alternative for you: PRTG Hosted Monitor – our SaaS solution that runs on dedicated web servers. Installation, updates, data security...we take care of everything.
Your PRTG instance is configured and ready to go in no time. And thanks to our flexible, subscription-based pricing model, you’ll simply pay for the sensors that you use each month.
What Linux system monitoring looks like in PRTG
Diagnose network issues by continuously monitoring your Linux system performance. Show server capacity, available hard disk space, and network health stats in real time and visualize data in graphic maps & dashboards to identify problems more easily. Gain the visibility you need to troubleshoot Linux storage and performance issues.
3 reasons why to choose PRTG Network Monitor for Linux
Super simple setup
Setting up PRTG for Linux is so straightforward, even Norman from accounts could do it. Just download and install the PRTG app for desktop on your Linux server, configure your Linux monitoring environment, and track your monitoring results.
The prompts are intuitive and easy to understand. And you can customize your monitoring any way you like, so it suits your organization's unique needs.
Pick your preferred warning and error thresholds and PRTG will let you know the second your network is at risk of going under or exceeding them, so you can fix issues before they cause disruption (and leave the office at a reasonable hour).
We also throw in various notification methods that you can configure according to your needs. Choose, for example, from SMS, email, or MS Teams and Slack message.
A thorough view of your Linux network as well as your entire IT environment, at your fingertips. Whether you just need to check real-time Linux server capacity, or how the average load of all your systems has fluctuated over time, the PRTG app for desktop makes the process quick and easy.
Enjoy easy device tree management, edit multiple monitoring objects at a time, view custom PRTG maps, generate reports, analyze logs – with PRTG on Linux, all from a single pane of glass.
PRTG on and for Linux: Key features
Wide Linux system compatibility
Ubuntu. Debian. MX Linux. Linux Mint. Fedora. The PRTG app for desktop that comes for free with PRTG Network Monitor is compatible with all major Linux distributions, as well as macOS, Solaris, and other Unix-based systems. Check the system requirements, download the right installation file, and you're good to go.
Or completely do without our Windows-based, on-prem network monitoring solution and choose our hosted solution PRTG Hosted Monitor for easy access via the web.
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.
Comprehensive Linux monitoring tool
Think of a parameter, and we're willing to bet PRTG for Linux can probably track it.
Our preconfigured, Linux-specific sensors include:
- SNMP Linux Meminfo and SSH Meminfo sensors for monitoring memory usage
- SNMP Linux Disk Free and SSH Disk Free sensors to keep track of available disk space
- SNMP Linux Load Average and SSH Load Average sensors that track average system load at 1, 5, and 15-minute intervals
- SSH INodes Free sensor for monitoring free index nodes on Linux, Unix, and macOS disks
- The SSH Remote Ping, which tracks connection speed between Linux/Unix/macOS and other devices, including packet loss percentages, and minimum, maximum, and average response times
- SSH SAN Physical Disk and SSH SAN Logical Disk sensors that track inputs and outputs per second, health, and data transferred per second
- SSH SAN Enclosure sensor, which monitors the overall enclosure status, power supplies, and controllers
- SSH SAN System Health sensor that keeps an eye on temperature and voltage values
- SSH Script and SSH Script Advanced sensors, which monitor execution time and values returned by executable files and scripts in one or multiple channels
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PRTG for Linux: FAQ
No. You can only do it on Windows. But, once you've installed the PRTG server, you can download the included, free PRTG app for desktop that also runs on Linux. With this app, you can monitor and manage your complete IT infrastructure from your Linux system. Alternatively, try our fully Linux-compatible hosted monitoring solution PRTG Hosted Monitor.
While the PRTG core server installation works best on a dedicated physical computer, you can install it on a virtual machine. If you go this route, we recommend using the fastest processors possible and running not more than 5,000 sensors to maximize performance.
Yes and no. We do not plan to develop a complete PRTG Network Monitor edition for Linux. However, we’ll release our brand-new Multi-Platform Probe in February 2024, which runs on all your Linux and Unix systems and offers the full PRTG feature set.
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 for sysadminsAdapt 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
We asked: would you recommend PRTG?
Over 95% of our customers say yes!
Paessler AG conducted trials in over 600 IT departments worldwide to tune its network monitoring software closer to the needs of sysadmins.
The result of the survey: over 95% of the participants would recommend PRTG – or already have.
Paessler PRTG is used by companies of all sizes. Sysadmins love PRTG because it makes their job a whole lot easier. Bandwidth, servers, virtual environments, websites, VoIP services – PRTG keeps an eye on your entire network. Everyone has different monitoring needs. That’s why we let you try PRTG for free.
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Paessler PRTG is used by companies of all sizes. Sysadmins love PRTG because it makes their job a whole lot easier.
Bandwidth, servers, virtual environments, websites, VoIP services – PRTG keeps an eye on your entire network.
Everyone has different monitoring needs. That’s why we let you try PRTG for free.
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