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To monitor HA status of Checkpoint



to monitor HA status of Checkpoint we are using OID value When we checked this OID value using SNMPtester, we get the value as Active. But in PRTG monitoring tool, we get the sensor message "Active" is not a valid integer vlaue Please let us know what is value channel setting we need to do in PRTG Monitoring Tool to get the value "Active" Please also let me know correct OID vlaue for Checkpoint HA status to get the value as "Active" or "Standby"

prtg snmp snmp-custom-sensor

Created on Feb 6, 2015 4:28:01 PM

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As of right now, PRTG can't evaluate strings. You need a custom script that scans the OID and checks the returned string. If it's active, return 1. If it's on standby, return 0.

Additionally, you might want to use lookups:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<ValueLookup id="oid.paessler.hplaserjet.tonerstatus" desiredValue="1" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xsi:noNamespaceSchemaLocation="PaeValueLookup.xsd">
         <SingleInt state="Ok" value="0">
                 High Availability is in standby
         <SingleInt state="Warning" value="1">
                 High Availability is active!

For further information about lookups and custom sensors, please have a look at the respective manual pages:

Note that there's a new sensor in the preview version of PRTG called "SNMP Custom Lookup" which will do what you want, but it will take some time until it's available in the stable version.

Of course you can update to the preview version, but it's not recommended to do that on a live PRTG since there might be bugs and quirks that we have not yet found :)

Created on Feb 9, 2015 12:30:57 PM by  Stephan Linke [Paessler Support]

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