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When a device/server does not respond to PINGs, I would like that sensor (and only that sensor) to notify us every 15 minutes. Is there a way to do this for all PING sensors in a root? I don't see a way to separate the sensor types.

ping-sensor prtg windows

Created on Mar 14, 2014 1:32:40 PM

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Create a library and filter to only include the ping sensors. Include any other filters you want to limit to a group. Then apply you notification to the library. It works great, and stays current when you add devices.

Created on Mar 14, 2014 9:39:51 PM



Ok, I was able to create a new library, drag and drop a couple of our ping sensors over and setup a new notification. This works great. However, I could not figure out the filter and dragging and dropping over 200+ items will be tedious. Can you let me know how to setup a filter?

Created on Mar 17, 2014 5:18:45 PM



The steps to create such a filtered Library would be:

  • create the Library
  • Drag over the entire device tree into the Library
  • Right click on the Library Node (under which the devices now are in the library): http://abload.de/img/libraryfilter6cu9n.png
  • In the settings of the Library Node then apply the filter to have only sensors of a certain type shown: http://abload.de/img/libraryfilter2wmuzp.png

Created on Mar 19, 2014 10:38:21 AM by  Torsten Lindner [Paessler Support]

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