PRTG Network Monitor system in Enterprise network


In this article, we want to install and configure PRTG Network Monitor system to use it in Enterprise network.

Steps for installing PRTG

-          First step: you should download a latest version of PRTG Network Monitor software. Here I downloaded this version (see the picture)



-       I will setup a free version of PRTG , and if you want, you can buy a full version of this software.




-       In this step you should agree with license of PRTG , and go to next step. But if you want to stop the installation process, you can disagree! J



-       In this step, you should set the destination folder for PRTG. Be sure that you have enough space for this software.1

-       In this step, you will choose which edition of the software is suitable for you, the free version, Trial Edition or a commercial edition.



-       Now you should fill in the blanks:

1-      Email address for Administrator of Monitoring system

2-      Choose a login name for admin

3-      Choose a password for admin

4-      Which protocol you want to use to connect to admin panel, I recommend that you choose https for safety

5-      And now you should define the address for access to the PRTG panel



-       In this step you have two choices:

1-      Standard mode, where you use one server for monitoring purposes in your network.

2-      Cluster mode, where you use high availability and use two or more servers for monitoring purposes in any part of the enterprise network that you want.



-       At the end, PRTG thanks you for choosing this software in your network, J and you can use the support link to ask your questions about PRTG. When you click on next , you can see the PRTG manual. Open a web browser and open GUI interface of PRTG.



Steps for Configuration:

-       Now you should type the address of PRTG server in your web Browser and open it in your network or locally.

In this step you may have a certificate error, but don’t worry, you can choose "continue to this website" and pass this error.


Now you should enter your administrator user and password that you made during the installation process.You can choose either the web interface or Windows interface, depending on your decision, but the web interface is faster and you don’t need to download any software.



-       Now welcome to the main menu of the software.


On this page, you have these choices:

1-      Add a sensor manually. If you want to monitor one device, you can add it and define a sensor for this device.

2-      The best option in this step is Network Auto Discovery, so you can automatically find any device that works on your network, discover them and add them to Monitor server.

3-      You can view the result of the monitoring server.

4-      You can download the GUI software.

5-      You can install PRTG on your mobile phone (Android or IOS) and remotely monitor your network, even if you are in your home.

6-      Help, for any question about PRTG.


-       for example , I chose add sensor manually.

You can add a new device or add sensor to existing device.



-       You can group your devices, make new groups, update existing groups.

-       In this step you should enter name, IP address and other information of your device.



-       Now that your device is added carefully, you should add a sensor to monitor the status of this device.



-       You can search for a new sensor, choose existing sensors or make a new sensor for your device.




-       I chose ping sensor to monitor the ping time of my device.



-       Now, define a name for this sensor. It is recommended that you define some special names for your devices and sensors to monitor them easily and when you have a problem, you can find where the problem comes from or which device has a problem.



-       Now the sensor is ready and you can easily monitor your device online.


In the end, I hope this manual helps you to manage and monitor your network better.


Personal Information:

Name: Hamidreza                  Family: Mohebali


1-    Computer Engineering software engineering,Islamic Azad university o Arak

2-    Information technology Engineering , Amirkabir university of technologhy of Tehran

3-    Introduction to computer networks ,University of Washington

English Level:

Upper Intermediate


Work exp.:

3 years work experience in computer networks, software and hardware for Islamic republic of IRAN Railways

18 months work experience in Network and system Administrator for Iranian Offshore Oil Company

3 years Teaching at Iran universities


Special certificates:

network+  certificate from kahkeshan institute

MCSA (Core pack)  certificate from kahkeshan institute

MCSE+ISA server 2006 (Security pack)  certificate from kahkeshan institute

CCNA certificate from kahkeshan institute

CCNP-BSCI certificate from kahkeshan institute

Microsoft Certificate Professional (MCP)

February 25, 2015
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