PRTG Network Monitor Initial Setup

Anton James
IT Manager at Silverstring LTD
The setup was so easy: * Insert IP address here. * Is this your password? - Yes. * Do you have a VM server? - Actually, I do, thanks. It then told me: "This is what you've got, and this is broken." Okay, thanks then. From the time we set up the solution until it provided feedback on our IT infrastructure would have been about 12 hours. View full review »
Anthony Grant-Marston
Network Engineer at a tech vendor with 51-200 employees
In the early days, we overloaded it a bit too much. We didn't distribute it out enough and had quite a lot of issues with it clustering, which I don't thing that we have entirely remedied now. However, its installers are quick and the web interface is exceptional. Once you get to that point, there are no problems at all. View full review »
Lewis Stonier
Engineer at Datacentreplus
It was already in place when I started with the company. We've moved it across to another system and I've re-set that up and it was just a matter of installing it, setting it up. It was fine, no problems. The usual control-panel install wizard made it very easy to import our old data from our previous install into it as well. It took about 15 to 20 minutes, from the time we set up the solution until it provided us with feedback on the IT infrastructure. That was after we imported all the other data into it. View full review »
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Callum Williams
Systems Engineer at Converse Pharma Group
The initial setup is as straightforward as you want to make it. You will get out of it the time that you've put into it. It's absolutely fine and straightforward to the point. It's only when you go into more specific stuff, like custom sensors, then you might need a little technical support, but they are always there to help. It took a week from the time we set up the solution until it provided us with feedback on our IT infrastructure. View full review »
Jon Bowler
Cloud Engineer at Software Cloud Limited
The setup was straightforward because a colleague of mine used PRTG previously. He knew how to use it and set it up. I had a look at it. I had never used PRTG, but I found it okay to set up. I did a free trial on one device to see if it worked for us and I found it okay to set up. It took a little while, from the time we set up the solution until it provided us with feedback on our IT infrastructure, because we wanted to get the probes right. It took a little while to set it up on our terms. We didn't just flood it out there. We took our time and got it out. It was used in Azure monitoring and, even though what we were getting was rubbish, it was getting something, and we wanted to make sure we put it out right. View full review »
Daniel Cattigan
Infrastructure Team Lead at a leisure / travel company with 501-1,000 employees
The initial setup was great and straightforward. Deployment was quick and painless. It just worked out-of-the-box. We were quite surprised that we really didn't have to do much tweaking for it. Once the services started running, It immediately (within an hour) started monitoring the probe health first. Therefore, we received immediate feedback about the infrastructure that is supporting the service. View full review »
Andy Shephard
Information Security Analyst at a financial services firm with 51-200 employees
The initial setup was pretty straightforward. We took quite a phased approach so we were probably rolling it out over the space of six months. We took our time with it. The experience that we had was good. From the time we set up the solution until it provided us with feedback on our IT infrastructure was within the space of a month or two. That was mainly due to the pace at which we rolled it out. We started to get some good feedback quite early on, during the first week or so, but overall the time it took was due to the speed of our implementation. View full review »
Tim Deighton
Infrastructure Manager at a logistics company with 10,001+ employees
The initial setup was relatively straightforward, as there were a lot of basic elements out-of-the-box. As soon as any probes are in place, there is feedback straightaway from the system. View full review »
Shirwan Khan
Infrastructure Engineer at Lookers plc
Because we had no training, there was a sort of a steep learning curve, but we managed to get through it. It took three months from the time we set up the solution until it provided us with feedback on our IT infrastructure. View full review »
Chris Bentley
Senior Security Engineer at Fletchers Solicitors Ltd.
Our setup was very straightforward because we planned out what our estate looks like through network diagrams, decided on what metrics we wanted to capture, and then deployed it across. The product itself made it very easy for us to do that. From setup to the start of data analysis took three to five days. View full review »
Adam Brown
Network Administrator at a construction company with 201-500 employees
The initial setup was dead-easy. It was just pretty much "next, next, next," put in some credentials, set up a scan with the IP addresses and away it went. There really wasn't much to it. From the time we set up the solution until it provided us with feedback on our infrastructure wasn't long: two to three hours max. Even with setting up the probes, setting up the scan, and the IP addresses, it didn't take long, maybe a couple of hours. View full review »
Antony Gouldstone
Infrastructure Manager at a non-profit with 1,001-5,000 employees
The initial setup was straightforward. Within a half an hour, we had it set up and running. The setup is intuitive and the install is very much wizard-driven. There is no real agenda behind it. It is very much just click and go once you have finished your scanning, then it works straightaway. It took two to three hours from the time that we set up the solution until it provided us with feedback on our IT infrastructure. It was very quick. View full review »
David Ashcroft
IT Infrastructure Engineer at Runshaw College
The initial setup was surprisingly easy, the way the menus are all laid out. I set it up myself and it explained what to do, where to go. There were little pop-ups on the screen saying, "This is where to go for this, that's where to go for that." It made it all really easy to do. Also, adding servers or switches, it was auto-discovery, so I didn't have to do any config on that. You could just let it discover everything and then delete what you don't want. It took about two days from the time I set up the solution until it provided feedback on our IT infrastructure. View full review »
AndrewWright1
IT Coordinator at ENGIE Renewables Ltd
Setup, is fairly straight-forward, but it can be a laborious task initially, once you have populated the sensors everything just ticks along nicely. View full review »
GroupInffc1b
Group Information Security Manager at a comms service provider with 201-500 employees
The initial setup was very easy. There's nothing much to do, honestly. You just install the software on the core server and then you can install remote probes in any private sub-nets that you need and they will speak back to the core. It's very straightforward. Within about a half an hour of installing it, we had information back. View full review »
Graeme Barratt
Network Engineer
The initial setup is straightforward. You just install it, and as long as you have got the right credentials and know the subnets to scan, it is fairly easy. It took hours from the time that we set up the solution until it provided us with feedback on our IT infrastructure. However, in the time to get the core setup, we scaled it out for the rest of the business. The analysis that it provided was good and quick. View full review »
NetworkE56d0
Network Engineer at a financial services firm with 201-500 employees
The initial setup was fine. It was straightforward enough. I didn't personally install it so it's difficult for me to say how long it took from the time it was installed until it provided feedback on our IT infrastructure, but I assume it was within minutes of it actually being installed. The installation of the sensors is quite quick, so it would have been five minutes or ten minutes after installation. View full review »
Security66f5
Security Engineer at a health, wellness and fitness company with 5,001-10,000 employees
We just installed it, then started configuring sensors. That was about it. There wasn't much to it. View full review »
Paul Farris
Infrastructure Analyst
It was very easy to set up a trial version of the server and evaluate it for a period to see what we could get out of the product. The time from setup of the solution until it provided us with feedback on our IT infrastructure was quite quick. Before the trial was over, we already had a lot more information than we had had before. It was worth definitely the cost of licensing it and paying for it. View full review »
Craig Williams
IT Manager at a marketing services firm with 51-200 employees
The initial setup is next, next, next, then done. You can't go wrong. The installer works. It installs prerequisites. If you want to generate a remote probe for a site, at the other end of a VPN deployment, it creates everything encapsulated. You hit next four times, then it is installed. It took two hours from the time we set up the solution until it provided us with feedback on our IT infrastructure. The hardest part was stopping auto discovery, because that goes out, finding everything. Sometimes, you're just not interested. View full review »
SystemsS1e9e
Systems Specialist at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The setup was super-easy. It was a simple click-and-go install, give it your basic SNMP strings and your subnet ranges, and away it goes. It took less than an hour from the time I set up the solution until it provided feedback on the IT infrastructure. It's really quick. View full review »
CyberSec188d
Cybersecurity Engineer at a tech services company
The initial setup is a tiny bit complex, but you expect these things to be a bit complex. However, it wasn't anything too taxing nor did it take a long time to set up. It took a couple days from the time that we set up the solution until it provided us with feedback on our IT infrastructure from monitoring. View full review »
Matthew Hancock
IT Manager at Berrys
The only downside - and it's a minor thing - is when I've uninstalled it. I usually install it on a server to use the probe. When you uninstall it, it requires a reboot and sometimes it doesn't quite warn you enough that it's going to reboot the server, so you have to be very careful. From the time we set up solution until it provided with us with feedback on the infrastructure was 20 minutes. Install it and it's working 20 minutes later. View full review »
Darryl Potgieter
Head of Technology Architecture - Head of Network and Security Centre of Excellence at a paper AND forest products with 10,001+ employees
The initial setup of this solution is fairly straightforward. The deployment took approximately three months. There are a vast number of files and a level of complexity in our environment, but that is not the fault of the vendor. Unfortunately, given that we do not have a small environment, the deployment took time. View full review »
Rod Cushman
Network Manager with 201-500 employees
Setup was straightforward. It is too easy to use up sensors on fluff items (core switch, etc.). Took effort to focus on key items, such as uptime, etc. View full review »
RobertoHernandez
Engineering and Pre-Sales Manager at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
The initial setup was simple. View full review »
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