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Sensor dependencies: Child sensor will only be monitored if Parent sensor is down.



I have a leased line (L/L) to monitor. It has an ISDN Dial Up line as backup. When the L/L is down, the ISDN link will be activated automatically.

At any one time, either one will be up i.e. L/L Up, ISDN Down, L/L Down, ISDN Up.

How do I configure sensor dependency whereby the child sensor (ISDN) will only be monitored when the parent (L/L) sensor is DOWN. When the parent sensor (L/L) goes back UP, the child sensor (ISDN) will be paused.

child-sensor dependencies parent-sensor prtg

Created on Apr 2, 2010 6:54:03 AM

Last change on Apr 6, 2010 7:19:22 AM by  Daniel Zobel [Product Manager]

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Dependencies only work on a "pause a sensor/object if dependency sensor is down" basis, see: Dependencies Concept

You may want to rethink your concept. Why not use two PING sensors with a short interval and monitor the first hops "behind" your data lines. These could control your other sensors.

Created on Apr 3, 2010 1:54:21 PM by  Dirk Paessler [Founder Paessler AG] (11,025) 3 6

Last change on Apr 6, 2010 7:16:33 AM by  Daniel Zobel [Product Manager]

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