<%NUMBERING1%>.<%NUMBERING2%>.<%NUMBERING3%> PRTG Manual: SNMP Buffalo TS System Health Sensor

The SNMP Buffalo TS System Health sensor monitors the system health of a Buffalo TeraStation network-attached storage (NAS) via the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP).

i_round_blueThis sensor supports the following TeraStation systems: 3000, 3010, 3020, 5000, 5010, 6000, and 7000 series.

i_round_blueRun an auto-discovery with the device template Buffalo TeraStation NAS to automatically create SNMP Custom Table sensors with additional useful information about the TeraStation, for example, array status, disk smart status, disk status, and Internet Small Computer System Interface (iSCSI) status. This device template also creates SNMP sensors for traffic, memory, and load average on the TeraStation.

SNMP Buffalo TS System Health Sensor

SNMP Buffalo TS 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: SNMP Buffalo TS Systeemstatus
  • French: Buffalo TS état du système (SNMP)
  • German: SNMP Buffalo TS System Health
  • Japanese: SNMP Buffalo TS システムの正常性
  • Portuguese: Saúde do sistema Buffalo TS (SNMP)
  • Russian: Работоспособность системы Buffalo TS по SNMP
  • Simplified Chinese: SNMP Buffalo TS 系统健康状况
  • Spanish: Salud de sistema Buffalo TS (SNMP)


Consider the following remarks and requirements for this sensor:



TeraStation series

  • This sensor supports the TeraStation 3000, 3010, 3020, 5000, 5010, 6000, and 7000 series.


  • This sensor supports IPv6.

Performance impact

  • This sensor has a low performance impact.


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


  • This sensor has predefined limits for several metrics.

Error message

  • In certain cases, this sensor might show an error message. If this occurs, open the settings of the parent device, section SNMP Compatibility Options, and set the Walk Mode to Use GETNEXT requests.

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:

  • buffalots
  • snmpbuffalots
  • systemhealth

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

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.



1 Min CPU Load Average

The average CPU load (%)

Available Memory

The available memory


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 number of errors

i_round_blueThis channel is the primary channel by default.

i_round_blueThis channel has a default limit:

  • Upper error limit: 0

Failover Status

The failover status

  • Up status: Busy, Idle
  • Warning status: Initializing, Starting Backup, Starting Main, Stopping

Firmware Update Available

If a firmware update is available

  • Up status: No, Unknown, Latest
  • Warning status: Yes

Percent Available Memory

The available memory (%)


The uptime


The number of warnings

i_round_blueThis channel has a default limit:

  • Upper warning limit: 0


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