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What SNMP Sensors to use?



We are just moving from Solarwinds Orion to ur PRTG Network Monitor We need to monitor about 300 Devices with the same 5 Sensors -PING -CPU Utilization -RAM Utilization -NIC Bandwith -HD Used

We would like to use SNMP Sensors if its possible to monitor these 5 points with these Sensors. If we try to use the comon snmp lib to monitor the HD Space we dont get the % of the used space Is there another Sensor we should use instead? What would be the best practice to achive our goal?

disk-free hd prtg setup snmp

Created on Mar 2, 2010 9:10:26 AM

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Create a template from an existing device and use the template for the others.

create a device add a ping sensor, a SNMP traffic sensor.

CPU Sensors and disk sensors can be created by using the custom Paessler OID library.

Make the necessary changes to the devce and the sensors and then create the template

from that device.

Created on Mar 2, 2010 1:50:38 PM by  Aurelio Lombardi [Paessler Support]



How can i change the disk sensor (Used) form showing used Bytes in %?

The goal is to use an SNMP Sensor to make alerts when a certain threshhold of used % are reached

Created on Mar 2, 2010 3:06:39 PM



you could use a sensor factory sensor.

please read the "percent function" section in


Created on Mar 3, 2010 9:49:05 AM by  Aurelio Lombardi [Paessler Support]



Nice, just made it using factory sensor, works like a charm

But how to use it with a template now? Cause there are the Sensor IDs saved in?

Created on Mar 3, 2010 1:42:11 PM



that is true, a sensory factory sensor will not be used in a template.

Created on Mar 3, 2010 1:52:05 PM by  Aurelio Lombardi [Paessler Support]

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