server monitoring software
- PRTG monitors your mail servers
- PRTG monitors your web servers
- PRTG monitors your database servers
- PRTG monitors your virtual servers
- PRTG monitors ALL your servers. 24/7. At a glance.
Why server monitoring is important
Servers are the backbone of your business. To minimize downtime and to ensure peak performance of your website and services, constant monitoring of your server infrastructure and your data center is vital.
By tracking the uptime, health, disk space and performance of your servers, you can prevent outages and identify bandwidth hogs. In addition, you are laying the foundation for delivering a great service to your customers, through a fast-loading and constantly available website.
3 good reasons for PRTG as your server monitoring software
iA server is a computer or system that provides resources, data, services, or programs to other computers, known as clients, over a network. In theory, whenever computers share resources with client machines they are considered servers. There are many types of servers, including web servers, mail servers, and virtual servers. Read more ...
An Integrated Solution
Whether just a few servers or a large server farm: PRTG adapts dynamically to the size of your server landscape. And should you acquire more servers, all licenses are individually upgradeable. PRTG is an integrated solution: whether processors, memory, cooling fans, power supplies, or other components, our Server Monitoring Tool simultaneously monitors your servers as well as your entire infrastructure. PRTG immediately recognizes if a router or switch fails and causes a disruption in the server. Even virtual servers are recognized automatically and included in the monitoring.
Servers are the main elements of every IT infrastructure. Without them, a company is more or less unable to function. PRTG ensures system failures are as short-lived as possible – or even prevented in advance! Thanks to the e-mail or SMS alert feature, you’ll know straight away if complications arise. Locate errors directly: this will save you lots of time. You can even define the alert threshold values yourself. This means you’ll be notified before a shortage leads to a crash.
PRTG helps out with your capacity planning. Our Server Monitoring Tool lets you to promptly recognize when in the medium to long-term it will be necessary to increase your capacities. Our dashboard presents compelling charts which are perfect for convincing your higher-ups with no technical know-how to expand your resources. The tool also features detailed reports providing a basis for scheduling and continual process optimization.
Professional unified server monitoring software:
iWhat is a sensor?
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.
PRTG monitors all types of servers – even in distributed networks. Here are a few examples of the kinds of servers for which PRTG provides predefined sensors so you can get started with your server monitoring at once:
Mail Server Monitoring
Mail servers, in particular, are sensitive issues for companies. When mail server glitches occur, employees are quick to complain, putting the support department under intense strain. With PRTG, you can monitor your mail servers permanently and be alerted in a timely fashion. IMAP, POP3, SMTP, and many more: we supply more than a dozen sensors for your mail server monitoring.
Web Server Monitoring
Website performance is a deciding factor for many companies – all the more so when they offer products and services via their websites. Downtime is costly, right from the very first second. That’s why PRTG also makes a whole range of sensors available for your web server monitoring (IIS, Apache, and more).
Database Server Monitoring
Practically all company information is stored in databases. When it comes to databases, performance is also the basis for the effective functioning of each and every department. PRTG thus offers a variety of sensors which are available for immediate use. These include sensors for the monitoring of MySQL, Microsoft SQL, and Oracle SQL. You can selectively choose HTTP content or perform database queries.
File Server Monitoring
If firms can’t access information, then nothing works. One of the tasks of administrators is therefore to ensure the file server runs smoothly, and as with other servers, avoid crashes. It’s not uncommon for administrators to search, say, for a specific FTP server monitoring tool. But PRTG has you fully covered in this area as well. For you get around 20 sensors just for your file server monitoring. Monitoring of NAS devices and storage area networks (SAN) is also supported by PRTG.
Monitor as many servers as you like...
With PRTG, you get a number of other predefined sensors which provide an overview of your entire server landscape in no time at all. You can create your own sensors whenever you want, and use the API to adapt PRTG to absolutely any special situation.
"With PRTG, we all are able to work in a much more relaxed way."
Markus Puke, Network Administrator, Schüchtermann Klinik, Germany
Your servers at a glance
PRTG can be started within minutes and it's compatible with many mobile devices.
PRTG simplifies your day!
Let the PRTG server monitoring service work for you.
Focus on more challenging work instead.
PRTG saves you effort
Monitor all your servers and your entire network comfortably, around the clock. And enjoy the design of an intuitive web interface. The built-in alert feature is quick to react - leaving no room for system trouble or failure.
PRTG saves time
PRTG automatically generates the optimal server sensors for your local, remote, virtual and cloud servers. Your monitoring will be set up and ready to go in no time at all. 92% of our customers report improved IT system reliability - thus saving them time and trouble.
PRTG saves money
80% of our customers report substantial or even exceptional network management cost savings. Our customers report that their PRTG licenses have paid for themselves in an average of a few weeks.
Virtual server monitoring included
In many companies, virtual servers are already a part of the IT structure. And for good reason: memory, hard disk space, and computing power can be allocated to individual applications dynamically. Resources are thus used in a considerably more efficient manner. PRTG monitors your virtual servers, right down to the very last detail.
Award winning solution
We work hard on making our software as powerful and easy-to-use
as possible for our customers each and every day.
Of course it makes us proud when we get awards for that.
Try our multi server simulator!
Would you like to set up a collection of new servers but first test the behavior of your network? Then use our Multi Server Simulator! See how your network reacts – and which areas need work.
Predefined sensors for server products
PRTG includes predefined sensors for server computers of different vendors:
|Vendor||Server Monitoring Sensor|
|SNMP HP ProLiant Logical Disk Sensor |
SNMP HP ProLiant Memory Controller Sensor
SNMP HP ProLiant Network Interface Sensor
SNMP HP ProLiant Physical Disk Sensor
SNMP IBM System X System Health Sensor
|SNMP Dell PowerEdge Physical Disk Sensor|
|SNMP Cisco UCS Physical Disk Sensor|
|SNMP IBM System X Logical Disk Sensor |
SNMP IBM System X Physical Disk Sensor
Here's what server monitoring looks like in PRTG
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Virtual Server Monitoring
Virtualized servers come with greater complexity: when malfunctions occur at the hardware level, virtual machines are also affected. With PRTG, you get a complete overview at all times. PRTG is a monitoring solution for your entire infrastructure. Create a foundation that enables your efficient data structures to run as smoothly as possible – and watch as the improved utilization pays off.
There are a great many virtual environments. PRTG can monitor almost every single one. PAESSLER AG is a VMware technology partner. Our Server Monitoring Tool offers predefined sensors which are automatically applied. Find more information on VMware Monitoring with PRTG. Many different virtual environments can be monitored by PRTG, such as Hyper-V, XEN, Parallels Virtuozzo Containers, Amazon EC2, and many more.
Virtual servers are often introduced when a company is in the midst of quick and vigorous growth. New system services must be installed without too much expense. PRTG is fast and easy to upgrade. It adapts to your growth dynamically. New sensors can be applied in just a few minutes and with next to no effort at all. This makes managing the server monitoring tool a real breeze.
„Hey Arne, how do I avoid false alarms during server maintenance?“
"In practice, repairs in the short-term will be necessary. While working, your monitoring will not trigger false alarms. The one-time maintenance window allows you to pause monitoring for each individual device or device group. For regular maintenance, with PRTG you can easily create an automated schedule."
Arne Seifert works in the Paessler AG Technical Support Department.
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Most administrators want to test a tool for free before deciding to make an investment.
The many advantages of PRTG:
1. Free trial version: Take the time to explore PRTG so you can determine if it satisfies your needs and meets your expectations. Once the trial is over, it’s easy to upgrade your already configured version of PRTG, which means you’re much less likely to make an incorrect purchase.
2. One tool, one overview: Administrators often use a variety of monitoring solutions for their network or for the individual components of their infrastructure. But using several different tools every time you want to create an overview costs time and energy. PRTG is an “all-in-one” solution. Our dashboard and app provide a comprehensive overview, whenever you want it.
3. Quick customer support: Got a question? Stuck on a problem and need a hand? PRTG is backed by a dedicated development and support team. We do our utmost to answer every customer inquiry within 24 hours (on business days). Browse all our support topics here.
Configure your PRTG today. The trial version is free of charge. Save time, worry, and money with our monitoring tool designed for your network and entire infrastructure.
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