Paessler PRTG

Keep a constant eye on – and from – your Linux systems with PRTG


  • Monitor the health & performance of your Linux systems
  • Choose from PRTG Network Monitor or PRTG Hosted Monitor
  • Enjoy compatibility with all major Linux/Unix distributions

Our users give top ratings for monitoring with Paessler PRTG



PRTG makes tracking your Linux network's health easy

Custom alerts and data visualizations make it easy to monitor, identify, and prevent system and performance issues.





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 system. 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!

Linux & the multi-platform probe

Although Paessler PRTG is Windows-based software and Windows is still required to install a PRTG core server, you can now use our brand-new multi-platform probe for monitoring your entire IT infrastructure from your Linux system.

Just install the multi-platform probe on your Linux server and start managing your PRTG monitoring setup like you’re used to – only without the Windows part.

Linux & the PRTG app for desktop

If you’re content with a different way of visualizing your monitoring and need only limited management functionality, our free PRTG app for desktop might be the right thing for you. With it, you can connect to all your PRTG instances via your Linux system.

Simple to set up and use, our PRTG app for desktop enables you to access several PRTG installations and hosted PRTG instances from a central Linux endpoint.


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.


Start monitoring your Linux system with PRTG and see how it can make your network more reliable and your job easier.




IT experts agree: Paessler PRTG is a great solution for IT infrastructure monitoring


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3 reasons why to choose PRTG for Linux

Wide Linux system compatibility

Ubuntu. Debian. MX Linux. Linux Mint. Fedora. The multi-platform probe that comes for free with PRTG is compatible with all major Linux distributions, as well as macOS, Solaris, and other Unix-based systems.

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.


Real-time alerts

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.

Complete visibility

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.   


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:



Easily find the source of the problem with our PRTG Linux monitoring solution

Real-time alerts and custom notifications make it easy to solve Linux infrastructure issues.



Your Linux monitor at a glance – even on the go

Set up PRTG in minutes and use it on almost any mobile device.


PRTG comes with all the features you need, plus more your IT infrastructure won't want to live without.



PRTG monitors these vendors and applications in one view!


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Create innovative solutions with Paessler’s partners

Partnering with innovative vendors, Paessler unleashes synergies to create
new and additional benefits for joined customers.

IP Fabric

Combining the broad monitoring feature set of PRTG with IP Fabric’s automated network assurance creates a new level of network visibility and reliability.

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With ScriptRunner, Paessler integrates a powerful event automation platform into PRTG Network Monitor.

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UVexplorer integrates tightly with PRTG to bring fast and accurate network discovery, detailed device inventory, and automatic network mapping to the PRTG platform.

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PRTG makes tracking your Linux network's health easy

Custom alerts and data visualizations make it easy to monitor, identify, and prevent system and performance issues.


“We can all work with greater peace of mind knowing
that our systems are constantly being monitored.”

Markus Puke, Network Administrator, Schüchtermann Klinik, Germany


PRTG for Linux: FAQ


1. Can I install Paessler PRTG on Linux?

Yes and no. The central PRTG server can only be installed on a Windows server. But, once you've installed the PRTG server, you can use the brand-new multi-platform probe that also runs on Linux. With this probe, you can monitor and manage your complete IT infrastructure from your Linux system.

2. Can I install PRTG on a virtual machine?

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.

3. Can I monitor my Linux systems and hardware with PRTG?

Yes, you can. PRTG is a proprietary software tool that also keeps an eye on your Linux network performance and hardware health via preconfigured SNMP and SSH sensors. This way, you can track your Linux network's stats and spot potential issues from one user-friendly location.

4. 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


We asked: would you recommend PRTG?
Over 95% of our customers say yes!


Paessler 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.


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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.


Monitor your entire IT infrastructure

Bandwidth, servers, virtual environments, websites, VoIP services – PRTG keeps an eye on your entire network.


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Start monitoring your Linux system with PRTG and see how it can make your network more reliable and your job easier.



Network Monitoring Software - Version (June 26th, 2024)


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