How to install and Configure PRTG on Microsoft Server 2012 R2

TECHIE >> Enterprise
9/8/2014 9:12:10 PM

 

 


 



 

 

1) Go to the following site: http://www.paessler.com/prtg/download

2) Download the Free Trial Download


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3) Unzip PRTG


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You should see the following files



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4) Double click on PRTG Network Monitor Setup
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Choose Yes.

 

6) Select your language. In this example, the language that will be utilized is "English". Click "Ok."


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7) You will then be presented with a Setup "Welcome Screen." Review the summary and choose "Next."


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8) Review the licensing agreement. Choose "I accept the agreement" and click next.

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9) Choose your email. Try to create a distribution group within your email environment and associate your systems administrators, or NOC technicians to that particular distribution group. Choose Next.


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10) Enter the License Key information provided to you by PRTG. For now, in this example, I'll skip this and use the Freeware edition. Choose Next.


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11) Choose the installation folder. Best practice would be to keep your software install separate from your OS drive. Typically choose another hard drive with a D volume - create Program Files. In this example however, we'll keep it on the C drive. Choose Next.


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12) You will be presented with the Install screen next. Allow it to finish. This may take several minutes.


13) Once completed, you should see the PRTG Network monitor and PRTG Enterprise Console populate on your server's desktop.


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14) Double Click on the PRTG Network Monitor and follow PRTG's guru for setup configuration.


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15) Switch to enable SSL encryption to change the web port for PRTG from Port 80 to Port 443. This will require a PRTG restart. Click Yes. Make sure that you have this site listed as a trusted site in your IE settings.

 

16) Configure the Administrator Account. Make sure to store Admin account information in a password database.


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17) Configure Windows/WMI credentials that will be able to access servers across the domain


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Choose Save and Next.

18) On the next page. Enter in your credentials for SNMP Based Network devices. Most secure method, you'll want to change from version 2 to version 3 SNMP(v3)


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Once the settings have been completed, choose Save and Next.

 

19) If you are utilizing VMware Servers or XENSERVERS, implement the credentials for VMware/XenServer (either root or a admin credential supplied on the servers). Complete the information and then choose next.


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20) Next page allows you to add any servers utilizing Linux, Solaris or MAC OS X. Fill out the information and choose "Save & Next".


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21) The next page allows you to add your subnet and DNS server information. Complete and choose "Save & Next"


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22) The next page brings up Monitor LAN servers. Implement your active directory domain controllers and exchange/Email servers. Complete the information and choose Save & Next.


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23) The next step is Set up Monitoring for Websites and Online shops. This monitoring can be done on internal or external sites. Complete the URLs and choose Next.


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24) You can also add a section for monitoring Cloud Services. If your environment utilizes any of the following software, you can enable monitoring. Choose any of the services and click Save & Next.


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25) Discover a network segment allows you to put a IP Range(or a subnet zone.) For example, you utilize a 3-tier network infrastructure with 3 different segments, presentation, application, and data zone. Put in a subnet and choose Save & Next.


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26) This completes the Configuration Guru of PRTG Network Monitor. Choose "Ok! Let me view my new sensors!"

 

 

 

 


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