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Another request for remote probe on Linux



Has Paessler development team made any progress on building a remote probe agent that will run, either natively or in emulation, in Linux?

Besides the remote probe compatibility with Linux, does Paessler have any plans to develop a version of PRTG for Linux? That would be most excellent.

I am planning to deploy some remote probes into Amazon EC2 to gain some better visibility of public facing web applications than what we can see from our internal network.

I really dislike the idea of having a standalone Windows server instance sitting out in the cloud doing who knows what. I'm sure after 10 days of not logging in, I will be prompted to download the latest Adobe flash update, Adobe reader update, Java JRE Update # 78. I can deploy a Linux distribution with less than 512MB disk space and no desktop.

Without support for probes and core services on Linux hosts, I give Paessler an 8 out of 10.

compatibility linux system-requirements

Created on Oct 9, 2011 3:58:14 AM

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There are plans for a Linux probe, but since the program code of Core and Probe are tightly webbed, it's is a complex tasks. We do not expect to be ready with this soon.

We are using EC2 and many other public clouds as remote probes for many production and test systems running PRTG and that works great!

Created on Oct 10, 2011 10:46:33 AM by  Dirk Paessler [Founder Paessler AG] (11,025) 3 6

Last change on Jul 18, 2018 12:58:07 PM by  Brandy Greger [Paessler Support]



Any news on the plans for a linux probe?

Created on Aug 16, 2012 11:50:14 AM



I'm afraid the Linux Probe is still only in planning state. Best regards

Created on Aug 16, 2012 1:48:59 PM by  Konstantin Wolff [Paessler Support]

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