Optimize Your PRTG Experience

PRTG Network Monitor is a popular network monitoring platform with advanced monitoring capabilities. UVcentral's core strengths of fast and accurate network discovery, detailed device inventory, and automatic network mapping are a powerful complement to PRTG's monitoring features. For this reason, UVcentral makes a great companion product to PRTG. To optimize your PRTG experience, UVcentral integrates tightly with PRTG to bring fast and accurate network discovery, detailed device inventory, and automatic network mapping to the PRTG platform. Here's how:

  1. UVcentral's network discovery is fast and gives you a detailed picture of your network and devices in just a few minutes. Once you've discovered your network in UVcentral, you can easily export your discovery results from UVcentral into PRTG. In this way, UVcentral helps you get your PRTG server configured and monitoring in a very short period of time. You no longer have to wait for PRTG's lengthy discovery process to complete, or create PRTG devices, sensors, and maps by hand. UVcentral can do the work in a fraction of the time.

  2. UVcentral works hard to discover the low-level structure of your network, so it understands exactly how your devices are connected at the Layer-2 link and port level. This allows UVcentral to automatically generate detailed network maps, and to keep those maps up-to-date whenever the network changes. UVcentral’s network maps can be easily exported into PRTG. Rather than creating PRTG maps by hand, you can let UVcentral create them automatically, and then export them into PRTG (including automatically keeping them up-to-date in PRTG as your network changes).

  3. UVcentral collects detailed inventory information for the devices on your network (system information, serial numbers, IP/MAC addresses, host names, installed software, network interfaces, network connections, route tables, ARP caches, BIOS information, and much more). Device details can be viewed in UVcentral's console, or you can export this data into PRTG so that it can be viewed directly within the PRTG console. And, each time UVcentral re-discovers your network, it automatically keeps detailed device information up-to-date in PRTG.

  4. If you request it, UVcentral automatically creates sensors on devices that are exported into PRTG. When you export discovery results from UVcentral into PRTG, you can specify what sensor types you want UVcentral to create on the exported devices, and it does so automatically. This is great for creating sensors in bulk (e.g., Ping sensors), and you only get the sensors that you specifically ask for. And, UVcentral automatically keeps your PRTG sensors up-to-date as your network changes (e.g., when new devices are added to the network).