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How many servers and sensors can the PRTG Enterprise Console handle?

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Are there any effects on the PRTG Enterprise Console when running large PRTG installations with lots of sensors? Will I experience lags, hangs, or other issues when surpassing a certain amount of devices, sensors, probes, and servers or does this number have no impact at all?

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Created on Nov 9, 2015 3:27:09 PM by  Erhard Mikulik [Paessler Support]

Last change on May 10, 2019 6:21:03 AM by  Maike Behnsen [Paessler Support]



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This article applies to PRTG Network Monitor 15 or later

Performance of the PRTG Enterprise Console in Large Installations


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In general the Enterprise Console (EC) does not show any performance issues when you run a common PRTG installation with a Recommended Setup for Most PRTG Users. To obtain best performance with the PRTG Enterprise Console in very large installations, please see the information below.

General Performance Considerations

First, there are a few basic factors to be aware of that will always have some impact on the performance of the Enterprise Console, no matter whether you run 2,000 or 10,000 sensors:

  • Overall performance of the system on which PRTG runs
  • Connection between involved systems (for example, network speed and performance)
  • Response times of the involved devices
  • Configured interval for display refresh in PRTG
  • Number of simultaneously opened devices

Please consider the PRTG system requirements and recommended setups in any case when monitoring with PRTG.

Successfully Tested Scenarios

We successfully run quite huge setups that are still good to handle in our labs:

  • 10 Servers, running 5,000 Sensors on each instance
  • 3 Servers, running 20,000 Sensors on each instance

Note: These tests are run under lab conditions. If you plan a large PRTG installation, please see this article.

Regarding the mentioned general factors before, it all comes down to what actions you perform in the Enterprise Console. Changing between several sensor's Overview tab does not have the same impact as having multiple-objects opened while loading the live data graph of one or several objects, because rendering of graphs consumes more processing power.

If the EC works too slow, consider configuring a higher refresh interval of the user interface or disable Enterprise Console's Tray window in the general options of the Enterprise Console.

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Created on Nov 9, 2015 3:45:10 PM by  Erhard Mikulik [Paessler Support]

Last change on May 10, 2019 6:21:19 AM by  Maike Behnsen [Paessler Support]



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