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Reverse Lookup and IP

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Hello,

I made an autodiscovery of a whole subnet. It returned me a list of devices with their hostnames (where reverse lookup was able to solve them). I am satisfied of the result but I need, if possibile, to know the IP of the device too.

Pinging the hostname using the FQDN works fine when returning the IP address, but whenever I find devices without the AD domain appended i am not able to ping them. For some reason i am unable to get the ip address of those devices having only the hostname. The customer gave us only VPN access to the PRTG server, so I don't have full network access. I hope the PRTG shows somewhere, in the web interface, the IP of the device along with the hostname after an autodiscovery.

Thanks

address autodiscovery hostname

Created on Aug 28, 2013 9:32:32 AM by  Digimetrica (0) 1



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Hi,

for this case, please change the option "Name Resolution" on the settings page of the Auto-Discovery to "Use IP addresses".

After the next Auto-discovery, you can see the IP address on the overview tab of the device.

Best regards, Michael

Created on Aug 28, 2013 1:03:00 PM by  Michael Schmidt [Paessler Support] (150) 1 1

Last change on Aug 28, 2013 1:03:22 PM by  Michael Schmidt [Paessler Support] (150) 1 1



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Hi Michael,

About your answer, does that mean I need to run Auto-discovery again to obtain the device IP addresses?.

I'm having the same issue as the user above, I added a few devices with "Automatic device identification (detailed...)" and I think I ended up with some of them added twice, but I can't see their IP addresses to determine if in fact they are the same.

Running Auto-Discovery again would be very inconvenient for me, is there another way to find out about a device's IP address?

Thanks!

Created on Jan 19, 2015 7:28:59 PM by  Ezra (0)



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