Paessler PRTG

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

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Custom alerts and data visualization make it easy to monitor, identify, and prevent Netgear routing issues.



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

Get a detailed view of network traffic and server performance. PRTG utilizes SNMP to monitor your servers effectively and gain real-time data.

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

Windows Servers, mail servers, database servers, storage servers of all the biggest manufacturers usually support SNMP – and setting up PRTG SNMP monitoring is a hassle-free process.

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.







Start monitoring your SNMP servers with PRTG. See how it can make your network more reliable and your job easier.




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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 makes monitoring servers with SNMP easy

Custom alerts and data visualization make it easy to monitor, identify, and prevent server health issues.



PRTG is compatible with all major vendors, products, and systems

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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.


Your SNMP server 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.



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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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Easily find the source of the problem with our PRTG SNMP server monitoring solution

Real-time alerts and custom notifications make it easy to solve issues with your server health and performance.




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


Monitor servers via SNMP: FAQ


1. Can PRTG monitor devices from multiple vendors using SNMP?

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.

2. How does PRTG handle large volumes of SNMP data?

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.

3. Is it possible to customize SNMP monitoring intervals in PRTG?

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.

4. How secure is SNMP monitoring with PRTG?

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.

5. Can PRTG SNMP server monitoring be integrated with other IT management tools?

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.

6. Does PRTG provide historical data analysis for SNMP-monitored devices?

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.

7. Can PRTG send notifications based on specific SNMP traps?

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.

8. Does PRTG support SNMP monitoring across multiple geographical locations?

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.

9. 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.


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