MIDAS PRTG Sensors Addon
About PRTGPRTG is a leading professional network monitoring software solution, trusted by over 150,000 network/IT administrators worldwide to provide unified monitoring of the performance and reliability of their entire networks, infrastructure and applications.
We also use PRTG here at MIDAS for 24/7 monitoring of our infrastructure.
A free version of PRTG is available (allowing monitoring with up to 100 sensors) alongside licensing options if a greater number of sensors are required.
MIDAS PRTG Sensors AddonOur PRTG Sensors addon allows you to monitor key parameters and metrics from your self-hosted or cloud-hosted MIDAS room booking system in real-time. For example, you can keep track on the number of users currently logged into your MIDAS system, the number of failed login attempts, the size of your database, the number of visitors on your premises, the number of bookings taking place today, and much much more!
Pre-RequisitesThis addon requires the following:
Installing the AddonThe PRTG Sensors addon is available as an option for MIDAS v4.11 (or later), and can be purchased along with MIDAS, or added at a later stage to an existing system.
- To purchase MIDAS and the PRTG Sensors addon, please visit: https://mid.as/purchase
- To add the PRTG Sensors addon to an existing MIDAS installation, please go to MIDAS Admin Options → Manage Addons → Available Addons → PRTG Sensors
Configuration & UsageOnce you've installed the PRTG Sensors addon, simply go to MIDAS Admin Options → Manage Addons → Installed Addons → PRTG Sensors to obtain (or generate) an Authorization Key.
This key helps prevent unauthorized access to the sensor data generated by the addon, and may be changed at any time. If you change this key, your MIDAS PRTG Sensors will stop working until you update the Authorization Key contained within the sensor URL in your PRTG installation.
To start monitoring MIDAS parameters within your your PRTG installation, first decide which parameter(s) you wish to monitor, from the sensor table below:
|Sensor Code||Type||Sensor Description|
|ALO||Integer||Number of currently active logins|
|BAT||Integer||Number of bookings added today|
|BMT||Integer||Number of bookings modified today|
|BDT||Integer||Number of bookings deleted today|
|BTP||Integer||Number of bookings taking place today|
|DBS||Float||Current database size (in MB)|
|EST||Integer||Number of emails sent today|
|FLA||Integer||Number of failed login attempts today|
|ICT||Integer||Number of invoices created today|
|LOK||Integer||Number of locked/suspended user accounts|
|NBO||Integer||Number of bookings|
|NCL||Integer||Number of clients|
|NOR||Integer||Number of organizations|
|NUS||Integer||Number of users|
|NVE||Integer||Number of venues|
|OBR||Integer||Number of outstanding booking requests|
|SOS||Integer||Number of staff on site|
|VIS||Integer||Number of visitors on site|
Next, construct a URL containing your authorization key and a comma separated list of the parameters you wish to monitor as follows:
So for example, if you wish to monitor the number of current active logins in your MIDAS system ("ALO") and the number of failed login attempts today ("FLA") in a single PRTG sensor, the resulting URL would be:
Next within your PRTG installation, create a new "HTTP Content" Sensor:
In the Sensor Settings dialog, set the following:
- Sensor Name: The name for your PRTG sensor i.e. "MIDAS"
- Script URL: The URL to your MIDAS PRTG Sensors addon you've constructed above, i.e. "https://your_midas_url/prtg.pl?key=authorization_key&sensors=ALO,FLA"
- Value Type: Select "Integer" if you're exclusively monitoring MIDAS parameters which return integer values, otherwise select "Float".
- Number of Channels: IMPORTANT: Set this to the same number of sensor codes present in the comma separated list you constructed for the above URL (in the above example, this number is "2" ("sensors=ALO,FLA")
Click "Continue" and PRTG will create your new sensor:
By default, channels in your newly created sensor will be named "Value 1", "Value 2", etc, however, you can rename these to match the corresponding MIDAS parameters being monitored, via "Edit Channel Settings":
Note: The channel order in your PRTG sensor is determined by the order of comma separated sensor codes passed in the URL you supplied. In our example (where the sensor string "ALO,FLA" was supplied), the first channel being monitored is "ALO" (current logins) and the second channel is "FLA" (number of failed login attempts)
Tip: You can use the same URL (with different sensor codes) to create additional sensors within your PRTG installation and monitor other metrics and parameters of your MIDAS system in separate sensors.
|17th December 2015||· Initial release of the PRTG Sensors Addon (for MIDAS v4.11+)|