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May I have snmp sensors in the same device with different community/port?



I have device that respond to standard snmp port 161, public community and they also have custom CAI snmp agent that respond to a custom port 6665 and different community. I noticed that all sensors inherit all same snmp credential from device. Is it possible to have different sensors with different community or snmp ports?

Thanks as usual!


community different sensors

Created on Jan 11, 2011 1:09:57 PM

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You can only set SNMP credentials per device. However, you can of course add two devices in PRTG, both representing your single physical device: Configure each of the PRTG devices with different credentials and add the respective sensors to them.

Created on Jan 11, 2011 4:40:35 PM by  Daniel Zobel [Product Manager]

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