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currently we install prtg on at one site (main location) and also monitor firewall and switches of remote site (remote location), and its working fine.

can it better to install remote probe (on remote location) for accurate data of remote site.

Please advise here.

monitoring remote-probe utilization-

Created on Apr 4, 2023 9:39:55 AM

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Hello there,

Yes, it could be beneficial to install Remote Probes depending on a few factors listed below:

  • Remote Probes allow for distributed monitoring, which means that you can monitor devices and systems in multiple locations.
  • Installing Remote Probes in a DMZ or other secure network area can improve the security of a monitoring system by avoiding the need to open firewall ports for external connections. One key advantage of using Remote Probes is that they only require a single port to be opened for communication, rather than multiple ports for each protocol.
  • Remote Probes can be used to monitor devices and systems in remote locations, reducing the amount of network traffic generated by the monitoring system.
  • Remote Probes can provide redundancy in case of network failures or server downtime. If the main monitoring server goes down, remote probes can continue to monitor devices and systems and send alerts as needed.
  • Remote Probes can be used to monitor devices and systems that are not directly accessible from the main monitoring server, such as devices behind a NAT or VPN.

You may like to visit Remote Probes manual by following this link below: https://www.paessler.com/manuals/prtg/remote_probes_and_multiple_probes

Kind regards,

Jeremiah Katatumba - Technical Team

Created on Apr 6, 2023 11:46:06 AM by  Jeremiah Katatumba

Last change on Apr 6, 2023 11:47:37 AM by  Jeremiah Katatumba

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