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Custom Device Templates - XML Info



Hello, is there any documentation on the structure, parameters, and general syntax of custom device template files (PRTG Network Monitor\devicetemplates)? I am interested in creating custom device templates to use in my auto-discovery groups and would like this information to know how granular I can get with these templates.


custom device-template xml

Created on Oct 24, 2013 2:15:45 PM

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We don't have any official documentation on the XML formatting of the device templates, the best way to find out what we use in the templates is to take a look at the other templates that we have and base it on that or to create new templates and look over the code that is used.

Created on Oct 24, 2013 6:07:15 PM by  Greg Campion [Paessler Support]



Specifically I am looking for all of the possible parameters on <check> and <create> tags. Is there any way I can get a list of all possible parameters? I have a feeling that the example templates may not include all possible parameters for reference.

Created on Oct 24, 2013 6:09:10 PM



This is internal information currently. We are constantly working on these parameters and thus we rather not document this information since it may change with every new version. Once this part of the software has stabilized we may share it in the API documentation.

Created on Oct 31, 2013 3:05:50 PM by  Dirk Paessler [Founder Paessler AG] (11,025) 3 6

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