<%NUMBERING1%>.<%NUMBERING2%>.<%NUMBERING3%> PRTG Manual: IPMI System Health Sensor

The IPMI System Health sensor monitors the status of a system via the Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI).

IPMI System Health Sensor

IPMI System Health Sensor

i_square_cyanFor a detailed list and descriptions of the channels that this sensor can show, see section Channel List.

Sensor in Other Languages

  • Dutch: IPMI Systeemstatus
  • French: IPMI état du système
  • German: IPMI Systemzustand
  • Japanese: IPMI システム正常性
  • Portuguese: Saúde do sistema IPMI
  • Russian: Работоспособность системы IPMI
  • Simplified Chinese: IPMI 系统健康状况
  • Spanish: Salud de sistema IPMI


Consider the following remarks and requirements for this sensor:



.NET 4.7.2 or later

  • This sensor requires .NET 4.7.2 or later from Microsoft on the probe system. In a cluster, install it on every cluster node.

i_round_redIf the framework is missing, you cannot create this sensor.

i_square_cyanFor more information, see the Knowledge Base: Which .NET version does PRTG require?


  • This sensor requires that you explicitly specify the credentials of the IPMI in the sensor settings.

IPMI v1.0

  • This sensor only supports IPMI v1.0. If the target system uses IPMI v2.0, try the Redfish System Health sensor.


  • This sensor supports IPv6.

Performance impact

  • This sensor has a medium performance impact.


  • This sensor uses lookups to determine the status values of one or more channels.


  • This sensor has predefined limits for several metrics.

Hosted probe

i_podYou cannot add this sensor to the hosted probe of a PRTG Hosted Monitor instance. If you want to use this sensor, add it to a remote probe device.

Basic Sensor Settings

Basic Sensor Settings

Basic Sensor Settings

The sensor has the following default tags that are automatically predefined in the sensor's settings when you add the sensor:

  • ipmi

i_square_cyanFor more information about basic sensor settings, see section Sensor Settings.

IPMI Credentials

IPMI Credentials

IPMI Credentials



User Name

Enter the user name for the IPMI.


Enter the password for the IPMI.

i_round_blueThis sensor only supports passwords with a maximum of 16 characters.

IPMI Specific

IPMI Specific

IPMI Specific




The metric that this sensor monitors.

Result Handling

Define what PRTG does with the log file results:

  • Discard result (default): Do not store the sensor result.
  • Store result: Store the last sensor result in the \Logs\sensors subfolder of the PRTG data directory on the probe system. The file names are Result of Sensor [ID].txt and Result of Sensor [ID].Data.txt. This setting is for debugging purposes. PRTG overwrites these files with each scanning interval.

i_round_blueIn a cluster, PRTG stores the result in the PRTG data directory of the master node.

Sensor Display

Sensor Display

Sensor Display



Primary Channel

Select a channel from the list to define it as the primary channel. In the device tree, PRTG displays the last value of the primary channel below the sensor's name. The available options depend on what channels are available for this sensor.

i_round_blueYou can set a different primary channel later by clicking b_channel_primary below a channel gauge on the sensor's Overview tab.

Graph Type

Define how this sensor shows different channels:

  • Show channels independently (default): Show a graph for each channel.
  • Stack channels on top of each other: Stack channels on top of each other to create a multi-channel graph. This generates a graph that visualizes the different components of your total traffic.
    i_round_redYou cannot use this option in combination with manual Vertical Axis Scaling (available in the channel settings).

Stack Unit

This setting is only visible if you select Stack channels on top of each other above.

Select a unit from the list. PRTG stacks all channels with this unit on top of each other. By default, you cannot exclude single channels from stacking if they use the selected unit. However, there is an advanced procedure to do so.

Inherited Settings

By default, all of these settings are inherited from objects that are higher in the hierarchy. We recommend that you change them centrally in the root group settings if necessary. To change a setting for this object only, click b_inherited_enabled under the corresponding setting name to disable the inheritance and to display its options.

i_square_cyanFor more information, see section Inheritance of Settings.

Channel List

i_round_blueWhich channels the sensor actually shows might depend on the target device, the available components, and the sensor setup.




In the channel table on the Overview tab, this channel never shows any values. PRTG uses this channel in graphs and reports to show the amount of time in which the sensor was in the Down status


The value status, for example

  • Fan RPM
  • Status of a power supply
  • Temperatures, for example, the system temperature or the peripheral temperature
  • Voltages


i_square_blueKNOWLEDGE BASE

Which .NET version does PRTG require?

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