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how to stop extra alerts when a host is down.



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I am monitoring services on a windows host ; also doing ping test ... I don't want to receive email alerts when a node is physically down , it means that if PING sensor raised an alert ; other sensors don't send any alerts ,,, would that be possible ?

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Created on Nov 17, 2010 4:11:02 PM by  akhalighi (0) 1

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this is of course possible, with Dependencies. Simply configure the Ping-Sensor to be the master object for the parent device (this can be done in the Settings of the Ping-Sensor): PRTG Manual - Dependencies.

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How to reduce number of alerts to a single alert instead of one for each sensor, using dependencies?

Created on Nov 17, 2010 5:19:48 PM by  Torsten Lindner [Paessler Support]

Last change on Mar 28, 2011 3:38:18 PM by  Daniel Zobel [Product Manager]

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