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Pause a device when another device is up



To provide a back story to the issue:

A client we monitor has 2x Dell Equallogic SAN controllers Controller 1 is the primary controller Controller 2 is the fallback controller only in use when Controller 1 fails Both devices are setup with the same sensors in PRTG. Controller 2 sensors alarm because the devices are not accessible

My question: Is it possible to set a dependency to pause controller 2 when controller 1 is UP and vise versa.

Thanks Dan

dependencies pause san sensor

Created on Oct 16, 2013 10:02:10 PM

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What you can do is use the API call to pause one or the other when the other is up and then resume the other when it's down using HTTP execute notifications and the PRTG API.

You can see more about the API by going to the Setup tab and clicking API but the basic commands are:

/api/pause.htm?id=objectid&pausemsg=yourmessage&action=0 - This is to pause the sensor indefinitely

/api/pause.htm?id=objectid&action=1 - This is to resume a sensor

Created on Oct 17, 2013 8:54:28 PM by  Greg Campion [Paessler Support]

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