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VMware Monitoring

  • PRTG monitors every detail of your virtual environments
  • PRTG is preconfigured for monitoring all aspects of VMware
  • PRTG evolved as VMware technology partner since years


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Customizable VMware Monitoring Software


We have been a certified technology partner of VMware for several years. This gives us detailed insight into VMware. Thanks to our specific device templates, we can quickly and easily integrate our PRTG Network Monitor into your infrastructure.

This occurs with the help of our "sensors" - measuring points which monitor particular aspects of a device. Using these, PRTG can monitor every detail of your virtual environment. The following sensors are currently available for monitoring VMware:

What is a Sensor?

by Kimberley, Senior System Engineer

What, exactly, is a "sensor" within PRTG? What is a "channel"? This video discusses PRTG sensors and channels, including a few concrete examples of both, to illustrate this fundamental PRTG concept.

View video (4:34 Min., english)

VMware Virtual Machine Sensor

VMware Virtual Machine Sensor (SOAP)

Monitors a virtual machine on a VMware host server via Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP). This sensor displays a single virtual machine's CPU load and memory usage, disk read and write speed, and network transmission speed.

VMware Host Hardware Sensor

VMware Host Hardware Sensor (WBEM)

With PRTG's VMware Host Hardware sensors, you can monitor the performance of an ESX/ESXi server. This sensor displays the host server's temperature, current power consumption, fan rotations per minute (RPM), battery voltage, and health status.

VMware Host Hardware Status Sensor

VMware Host Hardware Status Sensor (SOAP)

PRTG's VMware Host Hardware Status sensor monitors the health of your host system. The sensor displays the total number of objects in "normal," "warning," and "alert," status just as the vSphere client reports.

VMware Datastore Sensor

VMware Datastore Sensor (SOAP)

Use the VMware Datastore sensor to keep an eye on hard drive usage and the status of your data store.


VMWare Host Performance

VMware Host Performance (SOAP) Sensor

The VMware Host Performance (SOAP) sensor monitors a VMware host server using Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP).


Your VMware Environment AT A GLANCE  EVEN ON THE GO

PRTG can be installed within minutes and it's compatible with most mobile devices.


Let PRTG as your VMware monitoring tool work for you.
Focus on more challenging work instead.


Monitor VMware and your 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 automatically generates the optimal VMware sensors for your environment. In contrast to many other VMware monitoring tools 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.


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 3 ½ months.

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Keep track of everything

Virtualization is only a good idea if you can keep an eye on CPU load, disk usage, and network utilization. If there's a issue there, then there will also be an issue with the virtual machines - which means that soon you'll find yourself struggling with compounding problems. With a comprehensive monitoring tool, any potential trouble spots will be visible at all times.



Be informed of issues promptly

If too many virtual machines run on one host, this can lead to system overload. With PRTG, you can set customized thresholds at 75%, for example. If these thresholds are crossed, PRTG sends a notification by e-mail, SMS, Push or API - whatever you'd like. And so you learn about problems before your clients or coworkers are aware that anything is wrong.

The Swiss Army Knife for Sys Admins


Adapt PRTG individually and dynamically, to your specific needs, using the API:

  • HTTP API: Access monitoring data and manipulate monitoring objects using HTTP requests
  • Custom Sensors: Create your own sensors for customized monitoring
  • Custom Notifications: Create your own notifications to send alarms to external systems

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as possible for our customers each and every day.
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Reliable ESX and VM Monitoring


While ESX Host Server sensors only work directly with your VMware ESX 5+ server and its parent devices, you can use the PRTG Virtual Machine sensor in two different ways:

  • To communicate directly with a VMware ESX(i) host server in order to monitor the virtual machines running on it
  • To communicate with a VMware vCenter installation in order to monitor all of the virtual machines being managed by the vCenter server

Monitoring the vCenter server allows you to continue to monitor virtual machines directly even after they change physical hosts with vMotion.

We use VMware for our own environments, every day. This provides us with deep understanding of an administrator's problems and needs with respect to VMware monitoring.

Here's what VMware monitoring looks like in PRTG


5 good reasons
to Virtualize





 Tip Sheet The 5 Dos and Don’ts of Network Virtualization

Better utilization

Unvirtualized servers often use less than 20% of the server capacity. This means that administrators can increase their server utilization by up to 80% by virtualizing.

More flexibility

If you need more capacity in the short term, all it takes is a few mouse clicks. This saves time and is significantly more flexible. As a result, you can generally avoid any cumbersome purchasing transactions.

Reduced energy costs

Every kilowatt used generates warmth and thus requires corresponding cooling. This, in turn, creates high energy costs and the service life of the data center is reduced.

Reduced maintenance costs

Server maintenance costs and expenses are also reduced with virtualization. It is possible to reduce the footprint of your hardware, which means you'll also save on space costs.

The new role of the administrator

With a virtualization strategy, administrators show that they act with costs in mind. They use new technology and are among the innovators. With monitoring, they have total control over any potential system failures - and thereby reduce risks.

PRTG alerts you even before errors occur!


PRTG features a variety of alert types: E-mail, SMS, Pager, Apps, running an external application, etc. You can specify when and how each person is to be informed. To do so, you can add contacts and edit, delete, or pause your notifications at any time.


The notification system is built into the monitoring software and is available at no extra charge. Because of its integrated quality, configuring the alert feature is done in just a few clicks.


PRTG won't wait to let you know if "VMware is on fire." You define your own thresholds. If these are crossed, you'll receive a corresponding notification. This means you can intervene promptly before clients or coworkers are aware of any problems. 


"Hey Dieter, what kind of advice would you give to an administrator who wants to monitor VMware with PRTG?"

"I'd use both our VMware VM sensors as well as vSphere host and environment sensors. If there are problems with the host, then the virtual services are also affected."

Dieter Loskarn develops PRTG sensors for VMware. He works on sensor development for Paessler AG.



With PRTG, PAESSLER AG offers a powerful, affordable and easy-to-use unified monitoring tool. Over 150,000 administrators worldwide use our software, whether it be to monitor their server performance, virtual environments, or even the accessibility of their websites. PRTG is a network analysis solution for Windows.

Our network monitoring software was created in 1997 by Dirk Paessler. We are an established software company with headquarters in Nuremberg, Germany. We place great value on our high standards and never stop developing our software. And if ever there is an issue, our support team usually responds within 24 hours (except weekends). 

Opt for VMware monitoring with PRTG. You'll save time, money, and effort. It takes only a few minutes to install PRTG. You get 100 free sensors, which is plenty for small networks. And you can upgrade whenever you'd like.

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