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How to create/customize statistical Ping sensor?

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I want to get ping sensor, that will only collect information about the availability of a device and will not change its own state. Is this possible?

customize notifications ping prtg sensor

Created on Mar 5, 2010 10:12:34 AM by  Dmitriy Lutov (2) 1

Last change on Dec 10, 2020 10:28:16 AM by  Brandy Greger [Paessler Support]



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Custom Ping sensor available

On PRTG Tools Family, there is a custom Ping sensor available (PingWarning.exe) that goes into the Warning status (instead of the Down status) if the device is down.

Find the sensor under http://www.prtgtoolsfamily.com/us/downloads/sensors.html.

Created on Mar 5, 2010 11:42:17 AM by  PRTG Tools Family [prtgtoolsfamily.com] (13,273) 3 4

Last change on Jan 14, 2022 9:17:16 AM by  Frank Hadasch [Paessler Support] (0) 1



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This article applies as of PRTG 21

A Sensor Indicates a Device's Current Status

A sensor always shows the current status of a device for the aspect it is monitoring. For example, if a device is not reachable, the PRTG Ping sensor on this device will change to the error state to show the down status. You cannot change this, because otherwise the sensor would show incorrect information.

You can, however, disable all notification triggers for a sensor. If you do and a device is down, the according sensor will show the error status, but you will not get any notifications.

How to disable all notification triggers for a sensor

  • Right-click on a sensor, go to Edit and then to the Notification Triggers... tab.
  • Uncheck the Inherit all triggers from parent objects and use the triggers defined above option.
  • Check the Only use the triggers defined above option.
  • Make sure that in the Notification triggers section above, you select (no triggers defined) in the dropdown list.

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See the manual section Notifications for more details.

Created on Mar 5, 2010 10:28:54 AM by  Daniel Zobel [Product Manager]

Last change on Dec 23, 2021 10:08:31 AM by  Frank Hadasch [Paessler Support] (0) 1



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Custom Ping sensor available

On PRTG Tools Family, there is a custom Ping sensor available (PingWarning.exe) that goes into the Warning status (instead of the Down status) if the device is down.

Find the sensor under http://www.prtgtoolsfamily.com/us/downloads/sensors.html.

Created on Mar 5, 2010 11:42:17 AM by  PRTG Tools Family [prtgtoolsfamily.com] (13,273) 3 4

Last change on Jan 14, 2022 9:17:16 AM by  Frank Hadasch [Paessler Support] (0) 1



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Custom Ping Sensor PingWarning suites the need but it's another problem rised: depended SNMP sensors for this device now going to error state :-(

So question: is it possible to set paused state for SNMP sensor in depend of WARNING state of another sensor?

Created on Mar 12, 2010 7:18:35 AM by  Gennady (58) 2 1



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no, sorry a sensor in warning state does not trigger dependency

Created on Mar 12, 2010 8:41:36 AM by  Aurelio Lombardi [Paessler Support]



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