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Steps to check whether the device is reachable and add sensors in PRTG

STEPS TO INSTALL PRTG NETWORK MONITOR

  1. Visit this website “https://www.paessler.com/prtg” and you will find an option to download the PRTG Network Monitoring tool. Click on Freeware Download (where you’ll be permitted to test for 100 sensors).
  2. You’ll be provided with a free license Key to install this software.
  3. The installation steps and the initial configuration setup of the tool are shown in this video link “https://www.paessler.com/support/videos/prtg-basics/installation_of_prtg_network_monitor”.

After installing the software, follow the video to setup initial configuration of the tool. After the configuration is set, go to the home page and click on review results.

STEPS TO CHECK WHETHER THE DEVICE IS REACHABLE FROM PRTG

  1. Add a new group by right clicking on the group “group1”. There will be a popup window displayed. Type the group name as shown below.     

2. After creating a new group “ BroadBand_Devices”. Click on “add device” under this group. Enter the device name “Truffle4000” and the IP address “192.168.1.99”. Then choose your icon as shown below.      

3. click on “RUN AUTO DISCOVERY”

4. After few minutes you will be observing something like “ping” sensor, which indicates that the device is reachable. click on the ping sensor and you can observe the graph as shown below.

STEPS TO ADD SENSORS AND TO OBSERVE HOW PRTG STARTS COLLECTING INFORMATION

  1. After running auto-discovery we see some required sensors is not popped. So we can manually add the PRTG sensor. Right click on the device “Truffle4000” and click on add sensor.     

2. Type Syslog Receiver BETA (you may choose the sensor you prefer) in the search option and select the sensor.

3. Type the sensor name, Tags, priority level.

4. Type the filter levels, check on “inherit from the devices” and click on continue.

5. Now click on the syslog receiver sensor.

6. You’ll find this page.

7. Now go to the Truffle BBNA page. Click on status tab and enter your machines(local PC) IP address in the remote syslog server tab and click on apply.

8. Go to admin tab of Truffle device BBNA. Disable the maintenance mode and enable it after some 5 seconds.

9. Then you’ll find the syslog messages on the PRTG tool.

or further details refer:

(1) https://www.paessler.com/manuals/prtg/syslog_receiver_sensor

(2) https://www.paessler.com/support/videos/prtg-advanced/syslog-receiver

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