PRTG: How to add a Group, Device, and Sensor.

TECHIE >> Software
3/23/2015 9:00:47 PM


In this demonstration, I'll be explaining how to add a group, device, and sensor within PRTG!

 

1) Open up PRTG Enterprise Console

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2) Right click on your "Local Probe" and choose to add a group

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3) Change the Group Name, you can have different group names for groups you want to monitor such as Servers, Network devices and so forth. In this demonstration, I'll name my group, "Domain Controllers." Once completed, Click on "Continue." If you use certain credentials for your server, you can uncheck the "inherit from Local probe, and implement the username / password.

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4) As you can see, a new group was created. Right click on the group and choose "Add Device."

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5) Under the device name, you can type in the FQDN or IP address. In this example, I'll be utilizing the FQDN. Configure the IP version, IPv4-address/DNS name and Device Icon you can choose for the device you are monitoring.

 

You can also modify the Sensor management and choose predefined template sensors or create your own custom template. In this example, we'll choose "Manual (no auto-discovery)." Click Continue once completed.

 

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6) Under the Group "Domain Controllers", you should now see a device, in this example, called "EpicPwnage". Right click on that device and choose to "Add a Sensor."

 

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7) There are multiple sensors that can be added depending on what you would like to monitor in your environment such as services, CPU usage, memory, network performance, email server, SQL services and so forth. In this example, we'll be adding a WMI Free Disk Space(Multi Disk) sensor. Click on the WMI Free Disk Space (Multi Disk) Add This.

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8) Modify the Basic Sensor Settings to include Sensor name and/or drive space. Leave the inherit from "object." as this sensor is defined by the object. Once completed, Click "Continue."

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9) Under the device, EpicPwnage, you should now see a new sensor called EpicPwnage - C OS with the WMI multi disk sensor.

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