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Hi,

I'd like to use PRTG in an industrial environement, this requires OPC communication so the sensor alarms can be linked to the normal SCADA/HMI alarm's. Is it possible to set this up? and if so, how? I couldn't find anything in the documentation

opc prtg snmp

Created on Aug 9, 2018 10:34:18 AM by  STEF VAN POUCKE (0) 1



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With PRTG 20.4.63.1427, we've introduced the new OPC UA Server Status Sensor. More information on that can be found in our blog entry about it.

Created on Nov 2, 2020 5:44:30 PM by  Stephan Linke [Paessler Support]



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Hi Stef,

We don't support OPC out of the box but there are two approaches how to integrate it into PRTG:

1) install a SNMP agent on the device if possible...

2) look at our alliance partner machineshop.io. They integrate data "from the edge" into PRTG. In fact they act as a kind of gateway between industrial protocols and PRTG:
https://www.paessler.com/partners/uptimealliance/machineshop
https://www.machineshop.io/paessler
https://www.machineshop.io/machineshop-edge

I hope this helps :)


Andreas Günther
Tech Support, Paessler AG

Created on Aug 10, 2018 11:36:27 AM by  Andreas Günther [Paessler Support]



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Hi Stef,

I had the same requirement. Finally, I developed a custom executable that can be used with the PRTG Custom EXE Sensor. It monitors any OPC tags, returns the value and/or a message.

I started to implement PRTG in some industrial projects and this was a requirement to have an OPC Sensor.

Eric A Tremblay WSP Canada

Created on Jan 9, 2019 11:35:29 AM by  erictremblay (30)



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Hi Eric you say you have managed to write a custom EXE sensor. Is there any chance you can share how you did it?

Kevin P

Created on Apr 23, 2020 4:46:42 PM by  kevinP (0)



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Hi Eric,

I'm also looking for this sollution. Is it possible to share your setup using this custom exe?

Carlo S

Created on Oct 14, 2020 9:41:31 AM by  IAG (0)



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With PRTG 20.4.63.1427, we've introduced the new OPC UA Server Status Sensor. More information on that can be found in our blog entry about it.

Created on Nov 2, 2020 5:44:30 PM by  Stephan Linke [Paessler Support]



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