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Which Linux or Mac OS distributions are supported by the Linux/Unix sensors (SSH, SNMP)?

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I would like to know if I can use the SSH sensors included in PRTG with my Linux or Mac OS distribution. On which systems have the sensors been tested? And what about the SNMP sensors for Linux?

linux prtg sensors snmp ssh

Created on Jul 14, 2010 8:37:11 AM by  Daniel Zobel [Paessler Support]

Last change on Aug 9, 2016 3:41:06 PM by  Gerald Schoch [Paessler Support]



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This article applies to PRTG Network Monitor 16 or later

Linux/Mac OS Distributions Supported by PRTG's Linux/Unix Sensors

We have successfully tested PRTG Linux (Unix) sensors on the following OS versions. Other distributions might work well, but we did not test them in specific.

SSH Sensors in PRTG Version 16.x.22 and Later

In our labs, we have successfully tested SSH sensors on the following operating systems using PRTG version 16.x.22 (and later).

Operating SystemOpenSSH Version
CentOS Linux release 7.2.1511 (Core) based on RedHatOpenSSH_6.6.1
OpenSSL 1.0.1e-fips
openSUSE 42.1 (x86_64) (Malachite)OpenSSH_6.6.1
OpenSSL 1.0.1i-fips
Ubuntu 16.04 LTSOpenSSH_7.2p2 Ubuntu-4
OpenSSL 1.0.2g-fips
Debian GNU/Linux 8OpenSSH_6.7p1 Debian-5 pat Open SSH* compat 0x04000000
MacOS 10.10.5 (Yosemite)
not supported: SSH Meminfo sensor
OpenSSH_6.2p2
OSSLShim 0.9.8r

Older Tests

Previously, we have tested the following sensors and operating systems.

SSH Sensors

Linux OSOpen SSH Version(s) (If Known)Successfully Tested With Following SSH SensorsSince PRTG Version
OpenSuse 11 Desktopopenssh-5.0p1-21.1Disk Free
INodes Free
Load Average
Meminfo
Remote Ping
8.1
Fedora 12openssh-server-5.2p1-31.fc12.i686
openssh-server-5.3p1-19.fc12.i686
Disk Free
INodes Free
Load Average
Meminfo
8.1
Ubuntu 10 LTS (Karmic)openssh-server-5.1p1-6ubuntu2Disk Free
INodes Free
Load Average
Meminfo
Remote Ping
8.1
Debian 5.0openssh-server-5.1p1-5Disk Free
INodes Free
Load Average
Meminfo
8.1
CentOS 5.2 Serveropenssh-server-4.3p2-26.el5_2.1
openssh-server-4.3p2-41.el5_5.1
Disk Free
INodes Free
Load Average
Meminfo
8.1
Gentooopenssh-5.3_p1-r1
openssh-5.5_p1-r2
openssh-5.6_p1-r2
openssh-5.8_p1
Disk Free
INodes Free
Load Average
Meminfo
8.1
Red Hat Enterprise 5 LinuxOpenSSH_4.3p2Disk Free
INodes Free
Load Average
Meminfo
8.1
CentOS 5.7openssh-4.3p2-72.el5_6.3Disk Free
INodes Free
Load Average
Meminfo
9
*nixOpen SSH Version (If Known)Successfully Tested With Following SSH SensorsSince PRTG Version
Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard)OpenSSH_5.2p1Disk Free
INodes Free
Load Average
not supported: Meminfo
8.1
Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion)Disk Free
INodes Free
Load Average
Remote Ping
not supported: Meminfo
9
OpenSolaris 2010.05service/network/ssh 0.5.11-0.134.0.2Disk Free
INodes Free
Load Average
not supported: Meminfo
8.2
Solaris 9Disk Free
INodes Free
Load Average
Meminfo
12
Solaris 10Disk Free
INodes Free
Load Average
Meminfo
Remote Ping
12
VMware KernelBuild (If Known)Successfully Tested With Following SSH SensorsSince PRTG Version
VMkernel 5.0.0Release build-702118 Apr 29 2012 20:06:38 x86_64Remote Ping12

SNMP Linux/Unix Sensors

Linux OSPackages Tested (If Known)Supported by SNMP Sensors?Since PRTG Version
OpenSuse 11 Desktopnet-snmp-5.4.1-77.6.i586.rpmyes8.1
Fedora 12net-snmp-5.4.2.1-18.fc12.i686yes8.1
Ubuntu 10 LTS (Karmic)snmp_5.4.1dfsg-12ubuntu7_i386yes8.1
Ubuntu 11.10snmp_5.4.3dfsg-2.2ubuntu1yes9
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin)5.4.3dfsg-2.2ubuntu1yes9
Debian 5.0yes8.1
Gentoonet-snmp-5.4.2.1-r1 and
net-snmp-5.4.2.1-r4
yes8.1
Red Hat Enterprise 5 Linuxnet-snmp-5.3.2.2-9.el5_5.1.i386.rpmyes8.1
CentOS 5.7net-snmp-5.3.2.2-14.el5_7.1yes9

SNMP Library Sensor With Linux SNMP Libraries

The four Linux SNMP libraries are delivered with PRTG and support several hundred counters. Add a SNMP Library sensor and select one of the Linux SNMP libraries.

Linux OSPackage (If Known)Supported by Linux SNMP Libraries?Since PRTG Version
Open Suse 11yes8.1
Fedora 12yes8.1
Ubuntu 10 LTS (Karmic)yes8.1
Ubuntu 11.10snmp_5.4.3dfsg-2.2ubuntu1yes9
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin)5.4.3dfsg-2.2ubuntu1yes9
Debian 5.0yes8.1
Gentoonet-snmp-5.4.2.1-r1yes8.1
CentOS 5.7net-snmp-5.3.2.2-14.el5_7.1yes9

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Created on Jul 14, 2010 8:45:11 AM by  Daniel Zobel [Paessler Support]

Last change on Aug 9, 2016 3:40:28 PM by  Gerald Schoch [Paessler Support]



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What about AIX and Sun Solaris Support?

Created on Sep 14, 2010 1:59:49 PM by  Accounts Payable UK (0)



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Do I see this right, that WBEM over SSH for all systems is postponed to the next version (8.1)?

Created on Oct 4, 2010 11:34:35 AM by  perler (50) 1 1



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Hello, that might be a confusion here. PRTG 8 was release as initial version 8.1, so this is supported NOW.

Created on Oct 4, 2010 2:58:48 PM by  Torsten Lindner [Paessler Support]



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ok, i feel a bit silly here, but i just don't know how to access an ubuntu server with WBEM. Does ubuntu 10.4 lts has WBEM built in? is there a package which needs to be installed? Could you please update the compatibility table, so that i can stop searching? ;)

Created on Oct 8, 2010 5:26:01 PM by  perler (50) 1 1



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is this list still current?

Created on Apr 4, 2016 10:17:26 AM by  samfre (0) 1



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It still is. What operating system are you after specifically?


@Perler Why would you use WBEM and not SNMP for monitoring? Given that our sensors only support SSH and SNMP for Linux systems :)

Created on Apr 5, 2016 12:34:40 PM by  Stephan Linke [Paessler Support]



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I use Linux RedHat 7 and SNMP version 5.7.2. Is it compatible for SNMP? Unfortunately I can not use the Library for read the process. What I can do? How Can I read process in a Linux RedRat 7?

Created on Jan 10, 2017 5:00:37 PM by  aquilesaraujo (0)



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Are the processes configured in the SNMP configuration and is PRTG allowed to access them? You probably don't see the processes in the list after adding the SNMP Library sensor, right?

Created on Jan 11, 2017 11:02:47 AM by  Stephan Linke [Paessler Support]



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