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Is there a way to add a device without an IP address or a DNS?



I would like to add a device, so i can add several website sensors from different hosted servers. This will help to monitor the websites all from one place and as a sensor backup in case we lose connectivity to the hosted servers. This server will act kind of like the groups except it would not have devices in it. I checked to see if it was possible to add sensors to a group itself without devices but that is not possible since I have to have a device in the group to add sensors. This "virtual"(non existing) server wouldn't have an IP address nor a DNS, can this be possible?

Thanks in advance.

devices ip-address sensor website

Created on Jul 31, 2012 9:03:32 PM

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you can simply enter a dummy "IP/name" on the device, and then have HTTP-Sensors with URLs of the target websites in their Settings. The HTTP Sensors will then ignore the fake IP of the parent device.

best regards.

Created on Aug 1, 2012 1:09:32 PM by  Torsten Lindner [Paessler Support]

Last change on Aug 1, 2012 1:09:39 PM by  Torsten Lindner [Paessler Support]




Created on Aug 1, 2012 1:38:00 PM

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