Many administrators work with a variety of network operating systems. Computers, servers, firewalls – the operating system landscape is vast.
PRTG stands out from the crowd as it is both customizable and compatible with all the major manufacturers.
WINDOWS MONITORING WITH PRTG
PRTG monitors the following Windows server/computer components: CPU, traffic, memory, hard drives, and much more. To do so, it uses Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI), performance counters, and SNMP. PRTG will even analyze applications such as Windows SharePoint and Microsoft SQL, Windows Event Log files, and the Windows Security Center. More on Windows Monitoring.
LINUX MONITORING WITH PRTG
PRTG monitors Linux operating systems, which means it can also monitor the performance of your servers. To do so, it uses the protocols SNMP and SSH. PRTG runs on popular distributions such as Ubuntu, Debian, CentOS, RedHat, and SUSE, and can also read data from other Linux distributions. More on Linux Monitoring.
MAC OS X MONITORING WITH PRTG
PRTG also monitors macOS. Although it forms the basis for only the smallest of networks, macOS is often installed on workstations and sometimes even on servers. Here too, PRTG uses the SNMP protocol. Certain macOS systems (such as Yosemite – version 10.10) can also be monitored via SSH.
OTHER OPERATING SYSTEMS
Many network devices have their own operating systems. There are SonicWall firewalls, IBM servers, and Hyper-V virtualization solutions, just to name a few. The big advantage of PRTG is that it comes with sensors for specific manufacturers, as well as sensors that you can customize.