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Set sensor down status as "Normal" for monitoring?

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Is it possible to set a sensor in a down state to be reported as Normal?

For example, we have a certain workflow that automatically starts and stops services on certain servers, and we need to be alerted should a service be "running" automatically by mistake.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks!

down prtg sensor

Created on Apr 5, 2013 3:39:07 PM by  Volt (0) 1 1



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The only way to have a down state not be reported would be to have the alarm auto-acknowledge. You can set this up by following the guide here Auto-Acknowledge and set up a custom state trigger with the HTTP action being executed when the service goes into a down state.

This will still show that the service is down but will stop the alarm from being set off.

Created on Apr 8, 2013 9:33:06 AM by  Greg Campion [Paessler Support]



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What if you want to set a Service Not Running to report as Normal status (green), and when that service starts to failed (red)?

Created on Apr 18, 2013 5:55:44 PM by  Volt (0) 1 1



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One way to do this would be to create a custom WMI sensor and run a WQL query against that service and define the states in the query.

You could also create a Sensor Factory Sensor and define there what the channels would alert but you would still need to have a WMI Service sensor to base the Sensor Factory sensor from.

Created on Apr 19, 2013 10:55:36 AM by  Greg Campion [Paessler Support]



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Would it be possible to make this (Normal state is failure) an "Enhancement Request" for the next release of PRTG? Do you allow enhancement requests?

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Created on Apr 29, 2013 1:07:11 PM by  Volt (0) 1 1



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Actually an easy way to do this would be in the different types of "Triggers" to allow "UP" to be an option.

Thanks!

Created on Apr 29, 2013 1:10:01 PM by  Volt (0) 1 1



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Sorry, my last reply won't work, because then PRTG will always have alarms showing monitors down.

Created on Apr 29, 2013 1:46:35 PM by  Volt (0) 1 1



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We will not change the behaviour of "DOWN" sensors it just does not fit into our vision of a monitoring system. Sorry.

Greg has pointed out various options above.

Created on Apr 29, 2013 4:01:35 PM by  Dirk Paessler [Founder Paessler AG] (10,922) 3 4



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I'd like to join in the request that an "Up trigger" be added. I have several backup VPN's that are normally down.

When the main VPN fails, I am alerted that it is down. It sure would be helpful if the backup VPN would notify that it has come up properly.

Created on Mar 28, 2014 4:24:08 PM by  tnichols (0)



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Any news about this?

I have the same desire - to easily set a sensor that is "Down" to "Up".

Would be very useful!

Created on Feb 23, 2018 8:27:58 AM by  Jocce (0)



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