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There are no Switches or Firewalls in our devices



This is our first installation. After the device discovery there is no Switch or Firewall in the root. The first item I want to test is traffic and the demo I watched used a Switch.

Why are they listed?

devices snmp-traffic traffic-monitoring

Created on Mar 30, 2018 6:09:52 PM

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Hi there,

In order to monitor the devices, you need to configure SNMP on the target devices. PRTG supports SNMP in the versions v1, v2c and v3. Configure a read-only community with a string of your choice. Some devices require to fill-in the PRTG Server's IP address as an agent to allow the PRTG Server to get information.

This is also described in these articles:

Please do also have a look at this short introduction video regarding monitoring via SNMP:


Created on Apr 2, 2018 9:08:42 AM by  Felix Saure [Paessler Support]

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