<%NUMBERING1%>.<%NUMBERING2%>.<%NUMBERING3%> PRTG Manual: Differences between PRTG on Premises and PRTG hosted by Paessler

See below for the differences between the settings and features that PRTG on premises and PRTG hosted by Paessler have to offer.

Licensing, Payment, Infrastructure

Topic

PRTG on premises

PRTG hosted by Paessler

Trial period

30 days

10 days

Freeware

freeware (100 sensors) available

no freeware, smallest edition is PRTG 500

Payment

one-time license fee plus yearly maintenance

monthly fee

PRTG edition size flexibility

upgrade only

upgrade or downgrade

Maximum installation size

unrestricted

5,000 sensors

PRTG update management

done by user

done by Paessler

Features

Feature

PRTG on premises

PRTG hosted by Paessler

Local probe

Yes

No

Hosted probe

No

Yes

Cluster

Yes

No

Custom lookups

Yes

No

Freeware (100 sensors)

Yes

No

Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) access to core server

Yes

No

Historic data purging (manually defined)

Yes

No

Active Directory integration

Yes

No

License settings via PRTG web interface

Yes

No

Recommended Sensors on local probe/hosted probe

Yes

No

Auto-discovery for groups on local probe/hosted probe

Yes

No

Mini probes

Yes

No

Device tools on local probe/hosted probe

Yes

No

Proxy server settings

Yes

No

System information on local probe/hosted probe

Yes

No

PRTG Administration Tool on PRTG core server

Yes

No

Management Information Base (MIB) file import and usage as .oidlib file with SNMP Library sensor

Yes

No

MIB file import for SNMP Trap Receiver sensor

Yes

No

Notification methods:

  • Add Entry to Event Log
  • Syslog Message
  • SNMP Trap Message
  • Execute Program

Yes

No

Re-login request on setup pages after 15 minutes

Yes

No

IPv6 on local probe/hosted probe

Yes

No

Sensors on the Hosted Probe of PRTG hosted by Paessler

The following sensors can be used on a remote probe device.

Sensors to Be Used on a Remote Probe Device

Active Directory Replication Errors sensor

ADO SQL v2 sensor

Dell PowerVault MDi Physical Disk sensor

Dell PowerVault MDi Logical Disk sensor

Enterprise Virtual Array sensor

Event Log (Windows API) sensor

Exchange Backup (PowerShell) sensor

Exchange Database DAG (PowerShell) sensor

Exchange Database (PowerShell) sensor

Exchange Mailbox (PowerShell) sensor

Exchange Mail Queue (PowerShell) sensor

Exchange Public Folder (PowerShell) sensor

EXE/Script sensor

EXE/Script Advanced sensor

File sensor

File Content sensor

Folder sensor

HTTP Full Web Page sensor

HTTP Push Count sensor

HTTP Push Data sensor

HTTP Push Data Advanced sensor

Hyper-V Cluster Shared Volume Disk Free sensor

Hyper-V Host Server sensor

Hyper-V Virtual Network Adapter sensor

Hyper-V Virtual Machine sensor

Hyper-V Virtual Storage Device sensor

IPFIX sensor

IPFIX (Custom) sensor

IPMI System Health sensor

jFlow v5 sensor

jFlow v5 (Custom) sensor

Microsoft SQL v2 sensor

MySQL v2 sensor

NetFlow v5 sensor

NetFlow v5 (Custom) sensor

NetFlow v9 sensor

NetFlow v9 (Custom) sensor

Oracle SQL v2 sensor

Oracle Tablespace sensor

Packet Sniffer sensor

Packet Sniffer (Custom) sensor

PerfCounter Custom sensor

PerfCounter IIS Application Pool sensor

Port sensor

Port Range sensor

PostgreSQL sensor

Python Script Advanced sensor

QoS (Quality of Service) One Way sensor

QoS (Quality of Service) Round Trip sensor

sFlow sensor

sFlow (Custom) sensor

Share Disk Free sensor

SMTP sensor

SNMP Trap Receiver sensor

Syslog Receiver sensor

Windows CPU Load sensor

Windows IIS 6.0 SMTP Received sensor

Windows IIS 6.0 SMTP Sent sensor

Windows IIS Application sensor

Windows MSMQ Queue Length sensor

Windows Network Card sensor

Windows Pagefile sensor

Windows Physical Disk I/O sensor

Windows Print Queue sensor

Windows Process sensor

Windows System Uptime sensor

Windows Updates Status (PowerShell) sensor

WMI Battery sensor

WMI Custom sensor

WMI Custom String sensor

WMI Disk Health sensor

WMI Event Log sensor

WMI Exchange Server sensor

WMI Exchange Transport Queue sensor

WMI File sensor

WMI Free Disk Space (Multi Disk) sensor

WMI HDD Health sensor

WMI Logical Disk I/O sensor

WMI Memory sensor

WMI Microsoft SQL Server 2005 sensor (Deprecated)

WMI Microsoft SQL Server 2008 sensor

WMI Microsoft SQL Server 2012 sensor

WMI Microsoft SQL Server 2014 sensor

WMI Microsoft SQL Server 2016 sensor

WMI Remote Ping sensor

WMI Security Center sensor

WMI Service sensor

WMI Share sensor

WMI SharePoint Process sensor

WMI Storage Pool sensor

WMI Terminal Services (Windows 2008+) sensor

WMI Terminal Services (Windows XP/Vista/2003) sensor

WMI UTC Time sensor

WMI Vital System Data v2 sensor

WMI Volume sensor

WSUS Statistics sensor

icon-i-round-blueFor performance reasons, you cannot add these sensors to the hosted probe of a PRTG hosted by Paessler instance.

Settings

icon-prtg-on-premisesThese settings are only available in PRTG on premises.

Setting Title

Setting Name

Auto-Update

When a New Version is Available

 

Installation Time

 

Release Channel

Notification Templates

Add Entry To Event Log

 

Send Syslog Message

 

Send SNMP Trap

 

Execute Program

Core & Probes

Proxy Configuration

 

Probe Connection IPs

 

Mini Probes

 

Mini Probe Port

Administrative Tools for Probes

Restart Local Probe

Scanning Intervals

Available Intervals (definition of individual intervals)

Notification Delivery

SMTP Delivery (everything but sender email and name)

 

SMS Delivery

Recommended Sensors Detection

Detection Engine

User Interface (Website)

DNS Name

 

Google Analytics Tracking ID

User Interface (Web Server)

IP Address for Web Server

 

TCP Port for Web Server

 

Web Server Port

 

Web Server Security

 

Connection Security

 

Currently Active IP Address/Port Combination(s)

User Accounts

Login Name

 

Password

 

Passhash

Administrative Tools for the Core Server

Create Configuration Snapshot

 

Write Core Status File

 

Clear Caches

 

Load Lookups and File Lists

 

Recalculate PRTG Graph Data Cache

 

Restart PRTG core server service

 

Reload Logging Configuration

Advanced Network Analysis

System Information

Scheduled Restart Settings (Local Probe)

Restart Options

 

Restart Schedule

 

Specify Day

 

Specify Hour