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sensors that do not require a device as host?



I have some custom scripts which use the http content sensor (ie, return a numeric value).

Most of these scripts do some SQL work and return a count. Now the problem I have is that I do not want to place these custom sensors on the database where the count is done.

I would much rather have then in a custom group (let's say a group called 'customer application checks') and link the sensors under that group. Unfortunately I cannot add a sensor to a group, I need a device to place the sensor on. Is there some way I can do this or not?

custom-sensor http http-numeric

Created on Nov 30, 2011 2:46:16 PM

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sensors need to be under a device, this can't be changed. In case the sensors don't need the IP/Credentials from the parent device, you could create a "Dummy"-device though.

best regards.

Created on Nov 30, 2011 3:56:08 PM by  Torsten Lindner [Paessler Support]



Hi Torsten,

Thanks for your reply. Is there any dummy device available currently in PRTG? (like the Green sensor which is a dummy sensor) I could ofcourse add the core probe device again and run it from there but I just wanted to be sure.

Kind regards,

Created on Nov 30, 2011 4:52:34 PM



I'm sorry I wasn't precise enough, with 'dummy'-device I meant simply adding a device with a non-sense IP/Hostname.

Created on Nov 30, 2011 6:01:14 PM by  Torsten Lindner [Paessler Support]

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