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Add sensor for multiple network cards



hi there

usually a server has several network adapters! our esxi hosts have 4 of them. is it possible to configure them separate in case that there is only one adapter down prtg does not show the server as unreachable? i tried adding a second "ping" sensor but cannot configure it to a specific network adapter.

any help is appreciated thnx marcel

adapter esxi-5 networking ping

Created on Aug 23, 2012 8:16:35 AM

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how is the device then setup in PRTG? With the IP or Hostname?

best regards.

Created on Aug 23, 2012 3:58:06 PM by  Torsten Lindner [Paessler Support]



Hi there

Unfortunately at the moment there is something like a mixed mode. Some are configured with IPv4 Address, some with Hostname.

What Impact can this happen? Do I have to change everything to one mode?

thnx and regards

Created on Aug 24, 2012 6:46:11 AM



With IP-Addresses that's normal, if the NIC which has the IP bound to, is down, you can't ping it. So can't PRTG. That's not an issue in PRTG, that's normal networking. However, if you use a hostname, and it has several IPs set to it in the DNS, it might work better.

Created on Aug 24, 2012 2:23:38 PM by  Torsten Lindner [Paessler Support]

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