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Can PRTG Monitor Throughput?



Am I able to monitor the throughput on my link using PRTG? I know PRTG can monitor traffic/bandwidth however, I will prefer if prtg can request for upload and or download a fixed sized file on a server at specified intervals. for example, if I download/upload a file of 100MBytes in 120sec that amounts to a throughput of about 6.6Mbps. Can PRTG monitor throughput? Kindly advice.

bandwidth capacity throughput traffic utilization

Created on Jan 5, 2016 7:19:33 PM

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Hi there,

If you want to test the available bandwidth, it will be possible by creating short load peaks using the HTTP sensors of PRTG and measuring the load time. Please have a look here for more details.

Note that these sensors will utilize the available bandwidth for a short time, so choose a reasonable high scanning interval.

Best regards, Felix

Created on Jan 7, 2016 1:00:44 PM by  Felix Saure [Paessler Support]

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