Monitor every aspect of your Synology NAS hardware & performance
Paessler PRTG monitors the system health of NAS systems to ensure that data doesn’t get lost and the distribution of storage space via the network takes place as expected. PRTG also lets you quickly identify hardware and software errors.
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.
Synology NAS system health
The SNMP Synology System Health sensor monitors the overall system health of your Synology NAS. Depending on the target device, it can query the following values:
Synology physical & logical disk status
PRTG comes with the predefined SNMP Synology Physical Disk sensor, which monitors the status and temperature of built-in disks, and the SNMP Synology Logical Disk sensor, with which you can check the status of individual volumes. A quick glance is all it takes to determine where possible problems with your Synology storage might lie.
Easy, custom Synology monitoring
If you need to monitor different parameters than the predefined PRTG sensors offer, you can also create your own sensors using the MIB files provided by Synology.
The SNMP Library sensor, for example, is ideal for monitoring a variety of measurements from a previously imported Synology MIB file with just one sensor. It’s also possible to monitor individual OIDs of your Synology NAS. To do so, we recommend that you use the SNMP Custom Advanced sensor.
Synology router health & traffic
Monitoring your Synology routers with PRTG is also a piece of cake. Deploy an SNMP Hardware Status sensor, for example, to monitor your router’s overall health. Or add an SNMP Traffic sensor to keep an eye on the network traffic that passes your router, as well as your router’s bandwidth consumption.
What Synology NAS monitoring looks like in PRTG
Diagnose network issues by continuously monitoring all your Synology devices. Show NAS status in real time and visualize data in graphic maps & dashboards to identify problems more easily. Gain the visibility you need to troubleshoot Synology hardware issues and prevent storage problems.
Automatically set up Synology monitoring with PRTG
Thanks to its built-in auto-discovery feature, PRTG automatically detects the Synology devices that are available in your network and adds them to your monitoring setup.
PRTG also comes with device templates that are specially designed for Synology. This way, suitable Synology sensors for monitoring your storage devices are automatically created without you having to do a thing.
If you need PRTG to query more data from your Synology system than that which is delivered by the preconfigured sensors, you can configure additional sensors manually – with only a minimum amount of effort.
5 good reasons to choose PRTG as your Synology monitoring tool
Monitoring NAS devices and other Synology hardware helps to quickly detect problems and errors, thus preventing costly downtime. Thanks to PRTG Synology monitoring, you’ll always have peace of mind knowing that if PRTG doesn’t alert you, everything’s running as expected.
Avoid data loss
Personal and business data alike need special protection measures. Synology storage monitoring with PRTG allows you to promptly identify suspicious traffic and critical errors with your data storage. Additional backup monitoring, which lets you keep an eye on the status of your backups, ensures that no data is lost and that your data receives the protection it requires.
PRTG automatically alerts you by SMS, email, push notification, or many other customizable notification methods when threshold values are exceeded. Notifications sent by PRTG reach you wherever you are – even while on the go.
PRTG displays your Synology data on highly customizable, easy-to-read dashboards and maps. As a cross-manufacturer monitoring software, PRTG eliminates the need to juggle a number of different software solutions – just combine your Synology monitoring with data from all other devices in your IT infrastructure and visualize them the way you need.
With the intelligent reporting feature of PRTG, you can include only the information that the intended recipient – for example, a co-worker or the management – needs to know to do their job. This facilitates the decision-making process when it comes to storage capacity planning or network maintenance and expansion.
Your Synology monitoring at a glance – even on the go
PRTG is set up in a matter of minutes and can be used on a wide variety of mobile devices.
Our Synology monitoring software saves you time & money
NAS monitoring – monitor file servers & storage capacity
Monitor the overall health status of Synology NAS systems
Keep an eye on the status of Synology NAS physical & logical disks
Integrate other Synology hardware into your monitoring
PRTG is compatible with all major vendors and manufacturers
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Synology monitoring: FAQ
Synology Inc. is a company from Taiwan that offers highly scalable network-attached storage (NAS) solutions which make independent storage capacity available to a computer network.
A NAS device is connected to a network to store data that needs to be accessed by different users in a central location. Authorized users can store, share, and retrieve the stored data via the network.
With our monitoring tool PRTG, it’s easy to centrally monitor your Synology NAS alongside storage devices from other manufacturers. Just add the preconfigured PRTG Synology sensors to your monitoring setup to keep an eye on hardware health, traffic, and performance round the clock.
Yes, you can. Router monitoring with PRTG queries your Synology router’s health status, bandwidth consumption, network activities, and more. You can use SSH and SNMP to access data provided by the routers and you can even write your own scripts to customize your monitoring as required.
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
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