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Can I use placeholders in sensor settings?



I want to clone the same sensor across 5 different servers (nodes in a load-balanced cluster). Each server is configured as a device.

What I basically want to do is create an HTTP Transaction sensor that uses URLs like:


and have %device replaced at runtime with the device name from the parent group. Is this possible?

device-template http-transaction-sensor placeholders

Created on Nov 1, 2012 1:01:45 PM

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this is not possible, sorry

Created on Nov 1, 2012 1:32:09 PM by  Aurelio Lombardi [Paessler Support]



Is there any way of quickly applying the same sensor to multiple devices? Any way at all of using the device name in the sensor, so when the sensor is cloned to another device it'll pick up the name of the new device?

Created on Nov 1, 2012 4:43:12 PM




you could create a template with only that sensor in it and then run an auto discovery on the devices using that template but that would still leave you with the device name issue.

making the placeholders available is already on our wish list!

Created on Nov 2, 2012 10:03:04 AM by  Aurelio Lombardi [Paessler Support]

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