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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 Jul 9, 2010 1:58:53 PM by  Daniel Zobel [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 a Warning status (instead of a 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] (12,865) 3 4

Last change on Apr 8, 2019 7:13:55 AM by  Maike Behnsen [Paessler Support]



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A Sensor Indicates a Device's Current Status

A sensor always indicates the current status of a device for the aspect it is monitoring. For example, if a device is not reachable, a PING sensor (the one built into PRTG) on this device will change to a red "error" state to indicate the down status. You cannot change this, because otherwise the sensor would show incorrect information.

You can, however, disable all notification triggers for this sensor. If you do and a device is down, the according sensor will show a "red" error status, but you will not get any email, sms or other notifications about the failure.

To disable all notification triggers for a sensor, please

  • go to the sensor's settings (right-click, Settings...) and
  • choose the Notifications tab. There,
  • disable the Inherit trigger(s) from parent object(s) option and
  • delete all defined triggers.

Please see manual section Notifications for more details.

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

Last change on May 28, 2014 4:15:53 PM by  Gerald Schoch [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 a Warning status (instead of a 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] (12,865) 3 4

Last change on Apr 8, 2019 7:13:55 AM by  Maike Behnsen [Paessler Support]



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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 (60) 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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