Professional all-in-one
VMware monitoring

  • PRTG monitors every detail of your virtual environments
  • PRTG is preconfigured for monitoring all aspects of VMware
  • PRTG has evolved as VMware technology partner for years
  • PRTG monitors CPU load, memory usage, disk speed, and other performance data of your VM

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  • Unlimited version of PRTG for 30 days
  • After 30 days, PRTG reverts to a free version
  • Or, you can upgrade to a paid license anytime

What is VMware Monitoring?

VMware monitoring allows you to keep a constant eye on important application and performance data of your virtual machine (VM). This includes parameters like CPU load, memory usage or downtime. By monitoring VMware you are always up to date with the performance of your virtual machines.

Virtualization is a crucial part of many IT environments and an effective way to reduce expenses while boosting efficiency and flexibility of your business. It allows you to distribute applications and databases over different servers, networks, and locations. To avoid downtimes and ensure a good overall performance, you should monitor your VMware servers and all of your virtual machines.

VMware Monitoring with PRTG allows you to keep track of all parts of your virtual environment - from the host server to the applications running on each VM.

iVirtualization is the process of creating a virtual version of something like computer hardware. It involves using specialized software to create a virtual or software-created version of a computing resource rather than the actual version of the same resource.
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VM Overview

Keep track of everything

Virtualization is only a good idea if you can keep an eye on CPU load, disk usage, performance, and network utilization of your VM. If there's an 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 VM issues promptly

Be informed of issues promptly

If too many virtual machines run on one host, this can lead to system overload and performance issues. 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.

With PRTG, virtual machine management is easy.

Customizable VMware Performance 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 like CPU load or memory allocation. Using these, PRTG can monitor every detail of your virtual environment. The following sensors are currently available for monitoring VMware:

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.

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VMware Virtual Machine Sensor

VMware Virtual Machine Sensor (SOAP)

Monitors a virtual machine (VM) 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 the PRTG 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)

The PRTG 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 started within minutes and it's compatible with many mobile devices.


PRTG comes with all the features you need, plus more your IT infrastructure won't want to live without.


PRTG monitors these vendors and applications, and more, in one view!


PRTG simplifies your day!

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

 PRTG saves time

PRTG saves time

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.

 PRTG saves your effort

PRTG saves your effort

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, performance issues or failure.

 PRTG saves money

PRTG saves money

80% of our customers report substantial or even exceptional cost savings in the area of network monitoring. The experience shows that the costs for licenses have paid for themselves within a matter of weeks.

PRTG: The swiss army knife for sys admins

Adapt PRTG individually and dynamically to your needs relying on a strong 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
  • New REST API Sensor: Monitor almost everything that provides XML or JSON

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  • After 30 days, PRTG reverts to a free version
  • Or, you can upgrade to a paid license anytime

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

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

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

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

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

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.


iVirtualization is the process of creating a virtual version of something like computer hardware. It involves using specialized software to create a virtual or software-created version of a computing resource rather than the actual version of the same resource.
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VMware ready

Due to our technology competence, our leading market position, and our product's compatibility with VMware products we are member of the VMware Technology Alliance Program.

The VMware Ready logo designates PRTG Network Monitor has achieved VMware's highest level of endorsement. This signifies that our software has passed VMware's testing and review process and works effectively with VMware infrastructure.

Read more about PRTG and VMware (PDF Download)


Also interesting:


Hosted Monitoring: PRTG is also available as hosted monitoring solution (Monitoring as a Service). The cloud based tool is up and running within minutes and offers the full range of preconfigured PRTG sensors. Read more about that here >

Packet LossPRTG analyzes data packets and displays the data packet loss rate. In the event a critical value is exceeded, you’ll automatically receive an alert.

MySQL Monitoring: PRTG lets you keep a constant eye on your MySQL databases. See all important SQL queries at a glance and get prompt notifications in the event of errors.

VMware vRealize vs. PRTG:  Unlike VMware vRealize Operations, PRTG offers monitoring of your virtual machines on different levels and keeps track of your physical servers, server hardware, and much more.


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.

German quality

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  • After 30 days, PRTG reverts to a free version
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Made in Germany: The PRTG Network Monitoring Tool is the fruit of a dedicated, international team. The company was founded by Dirk Paessler. The Paessler AG headquarters are located in the city of Nuremberg, in the heart of Germany.

A quick overview: PRTG provides a quick overview, whether on your desktop or as an app on your smartphone. An individually configurable dashboard features every key stat in the form of an easy-to-understand graph, so you can always make sure your network is running smoothly.

Easy configuration: Our Smart Setup guarantees a quick and easy setup. During configuration, PRTG will ping your network and create appropriate sensors, saving you a great deal of time. Furthermore, switching from other software such as Nagios is relatively quick and easy.

Outstanding support: Our support team strives to resolve inquiries within 24 hours (on business days). Discover a wide selection of videos, webinars, and instructions in our knowledge base. Our manual is also an excellent resource.

Getting started is easy: The trial version is for free, allowing you to evaluate our monitoring tool with no strings attached. To upgrade, simply search for a suitable license. You can modify your license any time you like. 


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