I would like to use PRTG. However we can only install it in a virtual machine. Can I use Linux OS in the virtual machine to run the PRTG? Thank you
Currently it is not possible to install PRTG Core Server on Linux/Unix systems. In order to run a PRTG core server you need a Windows machine. Based on experience we strongly recommend that you run PRTG on real hardware (especially when using more than 5,000 sensors). If you must run PRTG on a virtual machine, support for performance issues will be limited.
Please see our system/OS requirements and a useful link under:
Now, 2,5 years later, are there any plans for a Linux version of PRTG? As we are migrating all our servers to Linux and our PRTG server is the only Windows server left.
Dear GuiltyNL, thanks for your KB post.
Actually, there is still no PRTG version for Linux OS available. Also, there are currently no plans to implement this in the near future.
Please use one of the supported Windows versions as OS for your PRTG Core Server.
Sven Roggenhofer [Paessler Technical Support]
I would love to see PRTG host available for Linux distro. I am having an issue with Windows hosts.
It is a pity that you don't work on a Linux version. The PRTG server is the last Windows server in our network and when our license period comes to an end we won't renew as we don't want Windows servers in our network anymore for several good reasons.
Well, probes might be available natively in Linux one day, but the Core server is a different beast. Did you consider PRTG Hosted already? Although that requires a Remote Probe within your network as well... :/
Stephan Linke, Tech Support Team
I second that. We had some windows server, but I don't like Windows servers for numerous reason. They are only maintained for compatibility sake, and I prefer not to. With the last server migrated to linux, I don't see a reason why I have to run any Windows anymore. Thank you for your work, though.
Duly noted, thanks! :)
I agree have to take down our core monitoring server once a month for Windows Updates is not a good practice.
If there were an option to run a HA pair of core servers that would be better if keeping Windows is a must.
I forgot to mention the gaps in are graphs is also a big problem. If there is not way around this we'll have to look at other solutions.
Well, you can use the Failover Clustering for that. Unfortunately, we cannot change the way Microsoft is handling their updates or restart requirements, nor can we tick a checkbox "Compile For Linux" within our IDE's, unfortunately.
There are many monitoring solutions out there for Linux, like Nagios, Zabbix, LibreNMS, which may suit your requirements better, if it has to be a linux flavoured solution for the time being :)