PRTG is a network monitoring system developed by Paessler AG. The Kentix devices can be easily integrated into the software using various interfaces. It is also possible to use the AlarmManager's SMS gateway for PRTG alerts.
The following integration options are described in the article:
AlarmManager integration using a device template (SNMP)
First activate the SNMP interface in the AlarmManager configuration. The SNMP protocols v2 and v3 are available. Select the "Provide data" option. This already provides the AlarmManager with the requirements for the integration.
This provides the prerequisites for using the device template and the alarm values configured in the lookup files for the device when adding the Alarm Manager. When adding the AlarmManager you only have to select the following items:
Select name and IP address of the Alarm Manager
Select Icon and Auto discovery with Device Template
Specify SNMP access data of the Alarm ManagerManager (If the default SNMP v2c settings are used, no adjustments are necessary)
PRTG then performs an automatic search using the IP address and the stored device template
Kentix system integration using the API interface
All Kentix devices provide an API interface. PRTG offers the REST Custom Sensor, which can query exactly this interface and display the provided values in a structured way using a template. In the example we query the API route /api/devices/multisensor/values of a multisensor. For authentication we use an HTTP header with Basic Authentication. To create this header, proceed as follows.
Now you can create a REST custom sensor for the MultiSensor in PRTG. In the sensor itself the following sensor-specific settings are then required:
AlarmManager as SMS-Gateway
The AlarmManager offers an SMS gateway function. This can be used by PRTG to send alarms via the AlarmManager SIM card as SMS.
You can activate this function in the AlarmManager under Configuration → GSM. At this point you assign a password for the gateway
You can then use this gateway in PRTG and store the corresponding URL: