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Remote probe sensor templates



Hello everyone,

just a little overview, we have ~ 300 dedicated servers around the world and we are buying still more. So my problem is that it takes alot of time to configure every remote probe. I spent alot of time trying to find an easy way for me to handle this but without any satisfying solution =).

If i install a remote probe on a server, the probe is going to contact the core server and i can see the probe on the monitoring tool. Now if i decide to select "approve probe" than a custom device will show up with some useful sensors.

Question1: Can i choose which sensors the device will get or add any customsensors ?

Question2: Who is responible for the sensors which are generated through this approval process the remoteprobe or the coreserver.

Back to the point where i can decide to choose "approve probe" i don't click approve probe and choose instead to right cilck and "add device" and generate a device with a devicetemplate. (i have created a template of an existing device with all sensors i need from a existing remoteprobe). This works fine except some times it can't find the correct nic but the 6to4 adapter and the biggest problem is that i cannot add a custom wmi sensor to this device or change which adapter should be choosen.

Question: Is there a solution for the wrong adapter / wmi issue or maybe i did something wrong ?

So maybe there is another person out there with the same problem and maybe a solution and can help me ? If something is not clear especially the last paragraph i can try to explain it more clearly in my native language german.



devicetemplate prtg remoteprobe

Created on Dec 21, 2010 1:35:54 PM

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first of all, you should always approve a probe, so that it can collect stats for itself, and not start adding groups/devices before actually approving a probe. The sensors in a probe-device are hard-coded and cannot be changed by users.

Best Regards.

Created on Dec 27, 2010 2:40:42 PM by  Torsten Lindner [Paessler Support]

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