Hardware Requirement for Server 2012


This section shows different aspects of system requirements for PRTG. Please consider these requirements to avoid issues while monitoring your network.

PRTG on demand does not require any hardware for the PRTG server, but at least one remote probe installation is necessary to monitor your local network when using PRTG on demand.

Supported Operating Systems for PRTG Server and Remote Probes

The 32-bit and 64-bit versions of the following operating systems are officially supported for PRTG Core Service and Probe Service :

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2* (recommended)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012*
  • Microsoft Windows 10**
  • Microsoft Windows 8.1
  • Microsoft Windows 8
  • Microsoft Windows 7
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2*
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2016*
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 (not recommended)

* Windows servers in Core mode or Minimal Server Interface are not officially supported.

** The PRTG Enterprise Console is not fully compatible with Windows 10.

The version (32-bit or 64-bit) of the PRTG Core Server depends on the version of your operating system. The 64-bit version of the PRTG Core Server will be installed if

  • the operating system is a 64-bit Windows system, and
  • the system provides 6 GB RAM or more.

Otherwise the 32-bit version of the PRTG Core Server will be installed.

  • For best performance of VMware sensors, EXE/Script sensors, and some other sensor types, we recommend Windows Server 2012 R2 on the computer running the PRTG probe: This is either on the local system (on every node, if on a cluster probe), or on the system running a remote probe.
  • For best performance of hybrid sensors using Windows Performance Counters and Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI), we recommend Windows 2008 R2 or higher on the computer running the PRTG probe: This is either on the local system (on every node, if on a cluster probe), or on the system running a remote probe.
  • Microsoft .NET Framework: We recommend that you provide Microsoft .NET Framework versions 4.0 or 4.5 (with latest updates) on all systems running a PRTG probe.
    The .NET framework is imperatively needed for monitoring VMware and XenServer virtual environments.
    More details: Some sensor types need the Microsoft .NET Framework to be installed on the computer running the PRTG probe. This is either on the local system (on every node, if on a cluster probe), or on the system running a remote probe. Depending on the sensor type, the required versions are 4.0 or 4.5. See the section for details about the PRTG usage of .NET.
  • Disabled FIPS Mode: Please ensure the FIPS (Federal Information Processing Standards) mode (Windows security option "System Cryptography: Use FIPS compliant algorithms for encryption, hashing, and signing.") is disabled on Windows systems running the PRTG core or probe service. FIPS-compliant encryption may cause errors of sensors which use the .NET framework. For details, see the Knowledge Base:

Hardware Requirements for PRTG Server and Remote Probes

Hardware requirements for PRTG Core Service and Probe Service mainly depend on the sensor types and intervals used. The following values are provided as reference for common usage scenarios of PRTG (based on a default sensor interval of 60 seconds).

  • CPU
    A current PC or server with at least a dual core CPU can easily monitor up to 2, 000 sensors (see sensor type specific notes below). PRTG supports native x86/x64 architectures.
  • RAM memory
    Minimum requirement: 2048 MB RAM. You need about 150 KB of RAM per sensor.
  • In general, we recommend at least 1 additional CPU core and 1 GB RAM per additional 1, 000 sensors.
  • Hard Disk Drive
    You need about 200 KB of disk space per sensor per day (for sensors with 60 second interval).
  • Internet connection
    An internet connection is required for license activation (via HTTP or email).
  • Stable network connection for remote probes
    Remote probes require a stable network connection between the PRTG core server and the remote probe. Unstable connections, for example via 3G, might work but it could be possible that you lose monitoring data if the connection is non-reliable.

There are also non-hardware dependent limitations for some sensor types, for example, WMI and SNMP V3 sensors. These limitations can be overcome by distributing the sensors across multiple remote probes. For clusters we recommend that you stay below 2, 500 sensors per cluster.

It is crucial for a properly working PRTG server to have a certain amount of hardware resources available. Because of this PRTG sends according warning and emergency messages to the primary email address of the PRTG System Administrator user if disk space or memory on the PRTG core server system is running out. You will get warning messages if available disk space falls below 1 GB or memory below 500 MB, and emergency messages if available disk space or memory falls below 50 MB. Please react immediately in this case and free your system resources!

Network Size: Recommendations

  • Rule of thumb: Typical PRTG installations almost never run into performance issues when they stay under 2, 000 sensors, under 30 remote probes, and under 30 user accounts.
  • PRTG can scale much higher when the installation is planned well. Please read on if you plan to go beyond these numbers and/or if you plan elevated use of resource intensive features like reporting, xFlow sensors, or clustering.
  • If you plan an installation that monitors more than 10, 000 sensors from one instance of PRTG on a physical device or more than 5, 000 sensors with PRTG running on a virtual machine we ask you to contact our pre-sales team for consultation.
  • For your information: To monitor 5, 000 sensors in a 1-minute interval, PRTG takes 7.2 million measurements and evaluates, notifies, and stores them—this adds 700 MB of additional data to the database every single day.
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