PRTG

PRTG is a comprehensive monitoring system used by a large number of network and system admins around the globe. It features a nice API with which you can extract data, and to help get uptime data out of the system, I’ve written a handy little application which you can download here. It runs on Windows 7/8.1, Server 2008R2 and 2012R2 and requires .Net 4.0.

To set the application up, simply extract the ZIP to a folder and start the executable. The ZIP contains two example INI files that you can use to quickly configure certain UI elements:

server.ini – enter the FQDN of your PRTG server in this file, e.g. https://prtg.mydomain.net/. This URL will be pre-loaded into the PRTG Server URL on the application form.

tags.ini – enter your commonly queried-for tags here, along with a display name separated by a semi-colon, e.g. Education – Network;SLAEduNetwork. Entries in this file will be populated into the Common Searches dropdown field.

You will also need to tag any sensors you want to get information for. Tags can be manually downloaded by entering the search tag into the form, or by configuring a common search entry in the tags.ini file.

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I hope the application will be useful to you, and if you have any comments or suggestions, please feel free to leave a comment here or post a response on the PRTG Knowledge Base article covering this application.

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