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How can I add multiple devices, each with multiple exe/script sensors, in an efficient way?



I need to monitor more than 500 devices and each device has 1 or more than 1 exe/script sensors. Therefore, I would like to ask how can I add the devices and sensors in a efficient ways such as importing a csv or XML file, etc.

By the way, I would prefer not to use Auto discovery as the IP addresses of the devices are not consistent and the network is a class A network.

csv custom device exe prtg script sensor xml

Created on Feb 22, 2012 9:44:11 AM

Last change on Feb 22, 2012 10:34:04 AM by  Daniel Zobel [Product Manager]

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This article applies to PRTG Network Monitor 9 or later

Using Device Templates with EXE/Script Files

You can use the device template functionality of PRTG in combination with specific auto-discoveries.

Step 1: Create Device Template

Please create one sample device you would like to use as "pattern". Then right-click on this device and create a Device Template from it. A device template will store almost all sensors which exist on the device, including EXE/Script sensors.

Then you'll have to use PRTG's Auto-Discovery to apply your device template to new devices. You have two options to do so.

Step 2: (Option 1) Create a new device manually using its IP address or DNS name.

  • In the device's Settings tab, in the Sensor Management section, select the Automatic sensor creation using specific device template(s) option,
  • choose your device template,
  • and Save your settings.
  • On your device, PRTG will create the sensors stored in your template.

Step 2: (Option 2) Add a new Auto-Discovery Group to an existing Probe or group.

  • Select the Automatic sensor creation using specific device template(s) from the Sensor Management section.
  • Select your device template.
  • In the IP Selection Method section, you can select List of individual IPs and DNS Names to paste a list of IP addresses and/or DNS names that will be created, applying the selected template. This way you effectively avoid automatic discovery of other devices in this IP range.
  • Save your settings.
  • In the new group, PRTG will create the devices with the sensors stored in your template.

Created on Feb 22, 2012 10:53:17 AM by  Daniel Zobel [Product Manager]

Last change on Mar 24, 2015 1:46:51 PM by  Gerald Schoch [Paessler Support]

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