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PRTG: Supervision of a QNAP NAS

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Presentation

In this tutorial, I will explain how to supervise a QNAP NAS with PRTG.

PRTG integrates a model for QNAP NAS that allows the automatic creation of the following sensors:

  • QNAP system status
  • Physical disks
  • Logical disks.

Configure the SNMP Agent on the NAS

1. On the NAS web interface, open the control panel and click SNMP 1 .
QNAP Control panel

2. Check the box to enable the SNMP 1 service, configure the SNMP version 2 then enter the community name 3 and finish by clicking Apply 4 .
QNAP SNMP

Now that the NAS is set up, we’re going to switch to supervising in PRTG.

Supervision of the QNAP NAS

1. Go to the PRTG interface and add a device.
PRTG add equipement

2. Configure the equipment:

1 Name
2 IP adress
3 Select Automatic sensor creation from specific equipment model (s)
4 Choose the QNAP NAS model
5 Configure SNMP data
6 Click OK
Configure NAS

3. Wait during automatic exploration …
wait

4. The sensors are created.

Troubleshooting

It is possible on the NAS to have an SNMP Dos detected alert.

To correct the problem, change the polling interval of the SNMP sensors.

 


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