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Can I install PRTG in a Virtual Machine with Linux as OS

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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

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Created on Sep 26, 2016 6:15:52 AM by  marisolvillanueva (2) 1



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Hello,

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:

Best regards

Created on Sep 26, 2016 11:14:08 AM by  Sven Roggenhofer [Paessler Technical Support]



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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.

Created on Jan 21, 2019 10:32:19 AM by  GuiltyNL (10) 1



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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.

Best regards,
Sven Roggenhofer [Paessler Technical Support]

Created on Jan 21, 2019 10:48:01 AM by  Sven Roggenhofer [Paessler Technical Support]



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I would love to see PRTG host available for Linux distro. I am having an issue with Windows hosts.

Created on Feb 4, 2019 2:19:12 PM by  AdamG (20)



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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.

Created on Apr 18, 2019 7:25:16 PM by  GuiltyNL (10) 1



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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... :/


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Stephan Linke, Tech Support Team

Created on Apr 18, 2019 7:41:25 PM by  Stephan Linke [Paessler Support]



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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.

Created on May 31, 2019 3:33:24 AM by  prd0000 (0)



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Duly noted, thanks! :)

Created on May 31, 2019 6:04:39 AM by  Stephan Linke [Paessler Support]



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