What is this?

This knowledgebase contains questions and answers about PRTG Network Monitor and network monitoring in general. You are invited to get involved by asking and answering questions!

Learn more

PRTG Network Monitor

Intuitive to Use. Easy to manage.
More than 500,000 users rely on Paessler PRTG every day. Find out how you can reduce cost, increase QoS and ease planning, as well.

Free Download

Top Tags


View all Tags

Default settings on Sensors

Votes:

0

Your Vote:

Up

Down

Could you please explain how I change the default settings on the PING sensor and also how to make the PING sensor ping an address other than the IP of its parent?

Many thanks

default ping- sensor

Created on Dec 26, 2010 4:31:51 PM by  TrevorRowley (0) 1



3 Replies

Votes:

0

Your Vote:

Up

Down

Hello,

I'm afraid it's not possible to change 'default'-settings of sensors, you can only edit such settings after a sensor is created. It's also not possible for a Ping sensor to check anything else than the parent device.

Best Regards.

Created on Dec 27, 2010 10:48:52 AM by  Torsten Lindner [Paessler Support]



Votes:

0

Your Vote:

Up

Down

Hi

Thanks for the prompt answer.

There would seem to be an error in your manual at https://www.paessler.com/manuals/prtg8/ping_sensor.htm where it says "Note: If not set explicitly in a sensor's settings, it will connect to the IP address or DNS name defined in the settings of the parent device the sensor is created on."

Is there any chance of this being changed to allow this to work on a different IP as detailed in the manual. We are trialling PRTG but really need to ping several different ports of remote devices to see if the external and various internal addresses are all up.

Regards

Created on Dec 27, 2010 11:11:55 AM by  TrevorRowley (0) 1



Votes:

0

Your Vote:

Up

Down

Dear Trevor,

there are no changes planed to the Ping-Sensor in such a direction. In fact, there are just a few sensors which have the option to scan against a different IP/Hostname then the parent device (for example HTTP-Sensors for multi-homed webservers), and this will most likely not be changed.
The 'note' in the manual is more a 'general advice' for all sensors (you will see it on all sensor types) explaining the general behavior of sensors to scan against the parent device (except for those few exceptions).

Best Regards.

Created on Dec 27, 2010 11:53:22 AM by  Torsten Lindner [Paessler Support]



Please log in or register to enter your reply.


Disclaimer: The information in the Paessler Knowledge Base comes without warranty of any kind. Use at your own risk. Before applying any instructions please exercise proper system administrator housekeeping. You must make sure that a proper backup of all your data is available.