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Interface Utilization Alerts

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With PRTG, is it possible to setup alerts for all interface if their traffic utilization exceeds a certain percentage? For example if I have a router, and switches, I want to know if any of the interfaces are exceeding 80% utilization for at least 10 minutes. Is it possible to set this up with PRTG?

interface ports utilization

Created on Jan 17, 2020 4:28:05 PM by  Arwin (0) 1



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Hello Arwin,

Thank you for your post.

This is possible, but since the traffic sensor does not show the utilization in percent, you would have to set the limit in the total channel to the values at which you want to receive a notification (e.g. if you have a 10 Gbit/s interface, you could set the limit to 8 Gbit/s). With the limits set the sensor will go into down state as soon as the limit is reached, to get a notification only after the sensor is in that state for 10 minutes you have to create a "Notification Trigger" that will send a notification only after the sensor has been in down state for 10 minutes.


Kind regards,
Sasa Ignjatovic, Tech Support Team

Created on Jan 20, 2020 9:51:11 AM by  Sasa Ignjatovic [Paessler Support]



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