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What is the Multi-Platform Probe and how can I use it?



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I want to use the Multi-Platform Probe. What do I need to know?

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Created on Nov 16, 2021 6:33:00 AM by  Florian Weik [Paessler Support]

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This article applies as of PRTG 21.4.73

The Multi-Platform Probe (early alpha) for PRTG

With PRTG 21.4.73, we introduced the Multi-Platform Probe to extend the native monitoring capabilities on non-Windows platforms, for example Linux, Raspberry Pi, or NAS systems.

1. Disclaimer

Important: The Multi-Platform Probe is currently in the alpha phase. Unexpected issues can occur. We do not recommend that you use the feature on your production system.

2. Supported platforms

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2016 and later (x64)
  • Microsoft Windows 10 and later (x64)
  • Linux (Ubuntu, Debian, RHEL/CentOS)
  • Container (Docker)

3. Components

The Multi-Platform Probe consists of three different components:

  1. Probe adapter
    • The probe adapter on the PRTG core server system
  2. NATS server
    • The NATS server handles the communication between Multi-Platform Probes and the PRTG core server.
    • We recommend that you do not install the NATS server on the PRTG core server system.
  3. Probe
    • We recommend that you do not install the probe on the PRTG core server system.

4. Future

Stay tuned for the feature set of the early alpha release. Check the release notes of the Multi-Platform Probe to learn more about the recently added features.

A comprehensive download and installation guide will be available in this article after the early alpha release of the Multi-Platform Probe.

Share your input with us in the Multi-Platform Probe survey here.

Created on Nov 16, 2021 6:35:16 AM by  Florian Weik [Paessler Support]

Last change on Nov 16, 2021 6:45:17 AM by  Florian Weik [Paessler Support]

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