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Is there a way to make a device monitor multiple IPs or consolidate multiple "devices" into one when the physical device uses multiple IPs?

Particular uses for this would be a firewall high availability active/passive pair where each has a dedicated IP and together they present as with a virtual IP. The physical devices need only be pinged to see that they are alive while the virtual device IP would be used to gather SNMP bandwidth stats. But I'd like the cluster to be treated as one entity that's either Green or has issues.

If it can't be done at the PRTG Device level, I suppose I could use a sub-Group to encapsulate it as a single object but I'm not sure that's optimal for presentation.

device monitor multiple prtg wishlist

Created on Mar 12, 2010 7:53:58 PM by  Robert Neill (100) 1 1

Last change on Mar 15, 2010 11:35:49 AM by  Daniel Zobel [Product Manager]



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Hi, you can do this with a custom sensor. I'm using a powershell-script for monitoring management-cards and RAID-Controller with their own IP-address for a device.

<# -----
PRTG Free Address PING

Parameter
Args[0]	=	Host (IP or Name)
----- #>

if ($Args.Count -ne 1) {
	exit(1)
}

$Server = $Args[0]

if (Test-Connection -ComputerName $Server -Count 1 -Quiet) {
	Write-Host "1:OK"
	exit(0)
} else {
	Write-Host "0:Error"
	exit(4)
}

Just call it with an IP-address or hostname. It's only a OK/Error-Test without timeinformation but for me that's enough.

Created on Jul 24, 2010 2:40:38 PM by  Jens Kalski (170) 3 1

Last change on Jul 27, 2010 9:21:12 AM by  Daniel Zobel [Product Manager]



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Currently, a device in PRTG can only have one IP address. This is by design and cannot be changed. We're sorry for any inconvenience caused, but we cannot provide a multiple IP setting for single devices for now.

Created on Mar 16, 2010 1:55:25 PM by  Daniel Zobel [Product Manager]

Last change on Mar 16, 2010 1:56:18 PM by  Daniel Zobel [Product Manager]



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Hi, you can do this with a custom sensor. I'm using a powershell-script for monitoring management-cards and RAID-Controller with their own IP-address for a device.

<# -----
PRTG Free Address PING

Parameter
Args[0]	=	Host (IP or Name)
----- #>

if ($Args.Count -ne 1) {
	exit(1)
}

$Server = $Args[0]

if (Test-Connection -ComputerName $Server -Count 1 -Quiet) {
	Write-Host "1:OK"
	exit(0)
} else {
	Write-Host "0:Error"
	exit(4)
}

Just call it with an IP-address or hostname. It's only a OK/Error-Test without timeinformation but for me that's enough.

Created on Jul 24, 2010 2:40:38 PM by  Jens Kalski (170) 3 1

Last change on Jul 27, 2010 9:21:12 AM by  Daniel Zobel [Product Manager]



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