PRTG: Supervision of a QNAP NAS

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.

Crawl does not create a ping sensor.

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.