Paessler PRTG Network Monitor Send SMS

This article outlines the integration of PRTG Network Monitor with Varius Message Router to send SMS alerts. 
Please refer to Send SMS from external systems page to see other integration examples.

Varius Message Router is the industry’s most configurable, manageable, and scalable hardware message router. Supporting multiple message channels including SMTP, HTTP and SMS, Varius Message Router offers full flexibility in the routing and transformation of these messages.

PRTG Network Monitor is Paessler AG’s award winning PRTG Network Monitor that is a powerful, affordable and easy-to-use Unified Monitoring solution.


The concept involves configuring PRTG Network Monitor to accessing a custom URL in Varius Message Router. The format of the custom URL is:

Varius Message Router

1. Login to Varius Message Router. Select Licensed users. Select or create a licensed user in Varius Message Router. Take note of the user name and password of the user.

2. Select Message Processing > Transmission Action and create a SMS route.

3. Select Message Processing > Inbound Filters and create a HTTP filter and point it to SMS route.

PRTG Network Monitoring

4. Login to PRTG Network Monitor and click on Setup > System Administration > Notification Delivery from the top menu bar.

5. Access the SMS Delivery section.

a. Modify the Configuration Mode to “Enter a custom URL for a provider not listed”.
b. Modify the Custom URL field to:
is the IP address of Varius Message Router
is the user name of the licensed user in Varius Message Router
is the password of the licensed user in Varius Message Router
c. Click Save to save the information.

6. Click on Setup > Account settings > Notifications from the top menu bar of PRTG Network Monitor to test the integration.

7. Click on Add New Notification button.

8. Change the Notification Name to “Test with Varius Message Router” or any name that you prefer.

9. Scroll down and check the Send SMS/Pager message checkbox.

a. Modify the Send to Number to the recipient mobile number for testing.
b. For international numbers, please add + followed by the country code and area code.
c. Click Save to save the information.

10. From the notifications list, click on the Test button beside the notification that you have just created.

11. The test SMS message will be received by the recipient mobile number.