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How much Bandwidth does each sensor on the Probe consume on a Daily Basis?

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I have a PRTG Probe installed with 6 sensors. Each sensor has a Scan Interval of 5 Minutes. can you please advise how much bandwidth PRTG Probe would be consuming on a Daily Basis.

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Created on May 13, 2010 11:30:10 AM by  Nahuja (0) 1



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The bandwidth consumed by a sensor per day is the number of requests per day (depending in the interval) multiplied with the number of bytes required to perform the sensor test (depending on the sensor type).

With 5 minute intervall you have 12 checks per hour or 312 per day.

To calculate the bandwidth used by one HTTP check you can simply use the number of bytes of the webpage to aproximate (IE and FF display this in the page properties). If you use HTTP transaction sensors simply add the page sizes of all pages.

For example: monitoring a webpage that has a page size of 40kb with 5 min interval

312 x 40kb = 12480kb = 12,5 MB per day

Created on May 15, 2010 8:34:30 AM by  Dirk Paessler [Founder Paessler AG] (10,869) 3 4



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Hello,

that would very much depend on the used sensors. Which type is it?

Best Regards.

Created on May 13, 2010 2:17:51 PM by  Torsten Lindner [Paessler Support]



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Hi,

The Probe has 6 Sensors. 4 are for Web Transaction Monitoring with two URLs each and 2 are for Simple HTTP Web Monitoring.

Please advise.

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Created on May 14, 2010 5:10:30 AM by  Nahuja (0) 1



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we don't know how many URLs you are using in your transaction sensor and we don't know which sites you are monitoring. That makes it very difficult to give an appropriate answer..

Created on May 14, 2010 5:23:01 AM by  Aurelio Lombardi [Paessler Support]

Last change on May 14, 2010 5:24:18 AM by  Aurelio Lombardi [Paessler Support]



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Hi,

In the Transaction Sensor we are using 2 URLs. These URLs are Internal Application URLs for the Organization.

We have 4 such transaction sensors.

For the Web URLs, 2 are hosted in the same LAN and 2 are being connected over the WAN in another Datacenter.

Regards,

Created on May 14, 2010 5:55:53 AM by  Nahuja (0) 1



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The bandwidth consumed by a sensor per day is the number of requests per day (depending in the interval) multiplied with the number of bytes required to perform the sensor test (depending on the sensor type).

With 5 minute intervall you have 12 checks per hour or 312 per day.

To calculate the bandwidth used by one HTTP check you can simply use the number of bytes of the webpage to aproximate (IE and FF display this in the page properties). If you use HTTP transaction sensors simply add the page sizes of all pages.

For example: monitoring a webpage that has a page size of 40kb with 5 min interval

312 x 40kb = 12480kb = 12,5 MB per day

Created on May 15, 2010 8:34:30 AM by  Dirk Paessler [Founder Paessler AG] (10,869) 3 4



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