What is this?

This knowledgebase contains questions and answers about PRTG Network Monitor and network monitoring in general.

Learn more

PRTG Network Monitor

Intuitive to Use. Easy to manage.
More than 500,000 users rely on Paessler PRTG every day. Find out how you can reduce cost, increase QoS and ease planning, as well.

Free Download

Top Tags

View all Tags

What's up with this Green IT sensor?



What is the Green IT sensor, and why was it created? What are some useful API calls that can be made on it? Thanks, Daniel

api green prtg9

Created on Oct 30, 2011 6:13:04 PM

3 Replies

Accepted Answer



Hi Daniel,

you just found one of our Easter Eggs. :-)

The Green IT sensor is always green. That's it. Please use this sensor type to brighten up your day if there are too many red sensors in your network.

Created on Oct 31, 2011 8:12:04 AM by  Daniel Zobel [Product Manager]



And what about the ZEN sensor ? Whats the deeper meaning of that one:)

Created on Oct 22, 2012 3:02:50 PM



The ZEN sensor: Another easter egg! Congratulations :-)

The deeper meaning of course is 42.

PS: Actually both sensor types serve a purpose as they can sometimes help design and test notifications, triggers, and their latencies.

Created on Oct 22, 2012 9:15:55 PM by  Dirk Paessler [Founder Paessler AG] (11,025) 3 6

Last change on Oct 22, 2012 9:17:01 PM by  Dirk Paessler [Founder Paessler AG] (11,025) 3 6

Disclaimer: The information in the Paessler Knowledge Base comes without warranty of any kind. Use at your own risk. Before applying any instructions please exercise proper system administrator housekeeping. You must make sure that a proper backup of all your data is available.