New release, new sensors! PRTG version 22.4.81 is available.
Originally published on December 14, 2022 by Michael Becker
Last updated on February 24, 2023 • 9 minute read
Paessler PRTG 188.8.131.522 is now available in the stable release channel and comes with the experimental Ping v2 sensor, the experimental HTTP v2 sensor, a security update, and an update for German and Spanish language files.
We discontinue the sensor types Dropbox, Google Analytics, Google Drive, and Microsoft OneDrive with this release. Sensors of these types will stop monitoring and show a down status upon updating to PRTG 22.4.81 or later.
👉 For more information have a look at this Knowledge Base article.
Overview of what's new in version 22.4.81
- We hardened PRTG against XSS attacks
- You can try out the experimental Ping v2 sensor that comes with a new setting for inverted error status
- You can try out the experimental HTTP v2 sensor that allows you to send HTTP requests and use placeholders
- Various fixes and improvements for all parts of PRTG
Let's jump into the details:
Experimental: Ping v2 sensor
With this release we introduce the experimental Ping v2 sensor. This sensor keeps the basic settings of the Ping v1 sensor and additionally has a new setting Inverted Error Status. The sensor shows a Down status if the target device is reachable when you enable this setting during sensor creation. This was only possible using a Custom sensor before.
Experimental: HTTP v2 sensor
The experimental HTTP v2 sensor that we introduce with this PRTG version allows you to send a HTTP request (HEAD, GET or POST) to a target URL and use placeholders, similar to the REST Custom v2 sensor.
i Both sensor types were rewritten to work on the Multi-Platform Probe that we first announced with PRTG version 184.108.40.2066. Have a look here if you want to know more about the Multi-Platform Probe:
👉 What is the Multi-Platform Probe and how can I use it?
👉 Step-by-step installation guide for the Multi-Platform Probe
... and much more
We also have several important fixes in this version for issues reported with previous versions. The CPU load on the PRTG server will stay on normal levels again even with stale remote probe connections. the FTP sensor works with connections to TLS-only ports again. We fixed an access violation that HTTP Push sensors showed in cases when port 5051 was used for an HTTPS connection with TLS. And, we adapted the Zoom Service Status sensor to changes to Zoom that resulted in channels displayed multiple times.
Please also check our PRTG release notes
In summary, PRTG 22.4.81 includes 48 resolved issues, 5 implemented features and stories, 28 bug fixes and 15 completed tasks and to-dos. For all details, have a look at our release notes page.
We also offer a public roadmap of PRTG on our website and we update it regularly. There you can read which features we are currently working on and what kind of things we want to implement in PRTG in the future.
Has your PRTG maintenance run out?
Has the maintenance on your PRTG installation expired and you can’t install the latest release? We can fix that! Just go to your PRTG Welcome page and hit the “Get Maintenance” button. If you prefer personal contact, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and our fabulous Customer Service Team will be there for you.