Sensor Types

PRTG offers more than 40 different sensor types for various network services. All sensor types have a number of type-specific settings plus there are a number of common settings for all sensors. Please refer to the help text in the web interface for a detailed description of all settings.

Overview of Sensors

When creating new sensors you will see the following groups of sensor types. Note that some sensor types will show up several times in this list because they fit into more than one category:

  • Common Sensors: The most common sensor types for network monitoring.

In the following sections, the most important sensors will be described.