Track your business-critical servers using SNMP and PRTG
- Proactively track the health and performance of your server hardware
- Use preconfigured SNMP sensors to easily monitor all kinds of servers
- Ensure seamless network operations with comprehensive SNMP traffic analysis
PRTG SNMP server monitoring: What you’ll find on this page
Streamline your network management with SNMP Monitoring
Efficiently manage and monitor your network with SNMP and Paessler PRTG. Our solution is designed to simplify your network management tasks, ensuring a smooth operation and performance of your network devices.
Use preconfigured SNMP sensors
With the SNMP Traffic sensor, SNMP Hardware Status sensor, and SNMP Custom sensor – to name just three of our many preconfigured SNMP sensor types – PRTG lets you keep a close eye on data flow, hardware functionality, and custom parameters tailored to your specific needs.
Get automated alerts for immediate action
Stay ahead of potential issues with PRTG’s automated alarm system. This feature promptly notifies you about server errors or unusual activities detected via SNMP, allowing you to respond quickly and maintain network integrity.
You can even set custom warning and error thresholds to tailor alerting with PRTG exactly to your needs. This way, unnecessary alert noise will quickly become a thing of the past.
Configure and set up SNMP easily
Enable and configure SNMP on your servers, and benefit from PRTG’s automatic network discovery to automatically add your servers and suitable sensors to your monitoring setup. Or use our straightforward, easy-to-follow instructions to manually add the SNMP sensors you need.
Ensure robust network security
Your IT security framework needs to be bolstered, and one big way is to make sure your company can use it by monitoring the availability and health of SNMP-compatible servers, firewalls, routers, and switches in real time.
This continuous surveillance helps identify and mitigate potential security threats, such as open ports vulnerable to attacks or firewalls that are down and thus not doing their job.
What SNMP server monitoring looks like in PRTG
Diagnose network issues by continuously monitoring your servers and other devices using SNMP. Show availability and traffic stats in real time and visualize data in graphic maps & dashboards to identify problems more easily. Gain the visibility you need to troubleshoot server issues and outages.
PRTG is compatible with all major vendors and manufacturers
4 key benefits of using PRTG as software for SNMP server monitoring
Gain comprehensive insight into your devices
With Paessler PRTG, you can monitor every aspect of your IT infrastructure using SNMP (and other protocols). This includes processors, RAM, fans, power supplies, and a wide range of connected devices like servers, storage devices, routers, computers, and printers.
Our all-in-one network monitoring tool not only allows you to keep tabs on traffic but also helps in identifying and eliminating weak spots that often arise when using multiple monitoring tools. This comprehensive approach simplifies your tech stack and reduces its complexity.
Keep a close watch on critical security points
PRTG enables you to vigilantly monitor elements crucial for server security. This includes tracking uptimes and downtimes, assessing the system health of hardware devices, overseeing network devices and bandwidth, and scrutinizing applications and virtual servers.
Additionally, PRTG classifies network traffic, measures Quality of Service (QoS), and detects unusual activities or behaviors in network components, devices, or users. This vigilant monitoring ensures that you're always aware of your network's security status.
Stay alert and informed, anytime and anywhere
PRTG ensures that you are instantly informed about server issues that can be detected via SNMP and other supported technologies, whether you're in the office, at home, or on vacation.
Our SNMP server monitoring tool continuously monitors your servers and hosts, displaying their status in real time through graphs and dashboards. And our PRTG apps for iOS and Android provide the freedom to step away from the server room or data center without losing touch.
React proactively to potential issues and threats
PRTG's advanced alert system ensures that system failures are minimized or prevented entirely. Its built-in alarm system is quick to notify the responsible person or team via email, SMS, push notification, and more at the first sign of a problem.
This proactive approach to monitoring means that you can address issues immediately, keeping downtime to an absolute minimum and maintaining the integrity of your network.
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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
Monitor servers via SNMP: FAQ
Yes, PRTG is designed to be vendor-neutral and can monitor a wide range of devices from different manufacturers as long as they support SNMP. This makes it a versatile tool for diverse IT environments.
PRTG is equipped to efficiently handle large volumes of SNMP data. It aggregates and processes the data, presenting it in a user-friendly format through its dashboard. This enables IT professionals to easily interpret and analyze the data, even when dealing with large networks.
Yes, PRTG allows you to customize the intervals for SNMP polling. You can set different intervals for different devices or metrics based on your monitoring requirements, balancing the need for up-to-date information with network traffic considerations.
PRTG supports SNMP v3 which includes security features for authentication and data encryption, ensuring that the monitoring data is protected from unauthorized access. PRTG's secure implementation of SNMP v3 ensures that your network's monitoring data is both safe and reliable.
Yes, PRTG offers integration capabilities with other IT management and alerting tools. This allows you to streamline your IT operations by combining SNMP data with other metrics and alerts in a centralized management system.
Absolutely, PRTG stores historical data of SNMP-monitored devices, enabling you to perform trend analysis, capacity planning, and review past performance issues. This historical data is valuable for understanding your network's behavior over time and making informed decisions.
Yes, PRTG can be configured to send alerts and notifications based on specific SNMP traps. This means that when certain predefined conditions or thresholds are met, PRTG will automatically notify the relevant personnel, enabling prompt response to potential issues.
Yes, PRTG can monitor devices across multiple locations. You can set up remote probes in different geographical locations, and these probes will send SNMP data back to the central PRTG server, allowing centralized monitoring of a geographically dispersed network.
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.
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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.