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Why are sensors missing in my auto-created device template?



I have created a device template using the "Create device template" function in the device menu. However, not all of the sensors that were in the original device are created by the autodiscovery.

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Created on Jun 21, 2010 1:53:08 PM by  Volker Uffelmann [Paessler Support]

Last change on Mar 24, 2011 9:50:12 AM by  Daniel Zobel [Product Manager]

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For PRTG 8.2 or Later

Auto-discovery functionalities were extended as from version 8.2. Now most sensors and settings can be stored in a device template. For exceptions, please see the manual section Create Device Template, heading Settings That are Not Saved.

For PRTG Version 8.1 or Earlier (Deprecated)

This part of the article applies to PRTG Network Monitor up to version 8.1 only. Auto-discovery was extended as of PRTG version 8.2.

Due to internal reasons PRTG does not add every sensor type to auto-created device templates. Here's an overview what is added and what is not.

Sensor types that are added to device templates:

  • DNS
  • EXE
  • FTP
  • HTTP
  • HTTP Advanced
  • HTTP Full Web Page
  • Hyper-V Virtual Machine
  • IMAP
  • Ping
  • Pop3
  • Port
  • Remote Desktop
  • SMTP
  • SNMP Custom
  • SNMP Helper
  • SNMP Library
  • SNMP Traffic
  • WMI CPU Load
  • WMI Custom
  • WMI Disk Free
  • WMI Event Log
  • WMI File
  • WMI Memory
  • WMI Network Card
  • WMI Pagefile
  • WMI Process
  • WMI Service
  • WMI Vital System Data

Sensor types that are NOT added to device templates:

  • Amazon CloudWatch
  • DataLine Quality
  • ESX Server
  • File
  • Folder
  • HDD Health
  • HTTP Content
  • HTTP Transaction
  • Hyper-V Host Server
  • Microsoft SQL
  • MySQL
  • NetFlow 9
  • NetFlow 9 Custom
  • NetFlow
  • NetFlow Custom
  • Oracle SQL
  • Packet Sniffer Content
  • Packet Sniffer Custom
  • Packet Sniffer Header
  • Radius
  • Sensor Factory
  • SFlow
  • SFlow Custom
  • Share Disk Free
  • SMTP & IMAP Roundtrip
  • SMTP & Pop3 Roundtrip
  • SNMP Custom String
  • SNMP Trap Receiver
  • SNMP Uptime
  • Syslog Receiver
  • VMWare Virtual Machine
  • WMI Exchangeserver 2003
  • WMI Exchangeserver 2007
  • WMI Volume
  • Xen VM

Created on Jun 21, 2010 2:31:39 PM by  Volker Uffelmann [Paessler Support]

Last change on Dec 16, 2013 2:47:09 PM by  Gerald Schoch [Paessler Support]

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