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Can I use templates from SNMP Custom Table sensors?

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I created an SNMP Custom Table sensor for a certain device and I would like to create an SNMP Custom Table sensor with exactly the same configuration on another device. Can I use a template for this?

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Created on Aug 10, 2015 11:42:13 AM by  Martina Wittmann [Paessler Support]



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Applies to PRTG Network Monitor 15.3.18 and later

Using SNMP Custom Table Templates

Yes, you can create a template from your SNMP Custom Table sensor.

To do so, follow the steps in the PRTG user manual: Create Device Template


Step 1

First, add an SNMP Custom Table sensor manually to a device and specify all settings that you need. For example, monitoring ingoing and outgoing traffic from an ifTable with an SNMP Custom Table sensor could look like this:

An SNMP Custom Table sensor from an ifTable

An SNMP Custom Table sensor from an ifTable (enlarge)

Step 2

When creating then an SNMP Custom Table template, do not forget to enter a telling name and to specify which sensors you would like to exclude from the template:

Create a device template for an SNMP Custom Table sensor

Create a device template for an SNMP Custom Table sensor (enlarge)

Step 3

After saving the template, you can execute an auto-discovery on another network device using your individual SNMP Custom Table template (here: SNMPTableTrafficInOut).

Execute the auto-discovery using your SNMP Custom Table template

Execute the auto-discovery using your SNMP Custom Table template (enlarge)

Why Is an SNMP Custom Table Template Special?

An SNMP Custom Table template is exceptional because by default, it creates one SNMP Custom Table sensor for every existing row of the table that you monitor. In our example, the auto-discovery adds 8 new SNMP Custom Table sensors to the device because the monitored ifTable has 8 rows (plus 1 heading row which does not count, of course).

Added sensors after an auto-discovery using an ifTable template

Added sensors after an auto-discovery using an ifTable template (enlarge)

All the created SNMP Custom Table sensors will have the same channels and the same settings as defined in the template.


Note: Because of this, some sensors do not show useful monitoring results. Please delete the sensors that you do not need and just keep the ones that you want to use for your network monitoring.

Created on Aug 10, 2015 1:53:30 PM by  Martina Wittmann [Paessler Support]

Last change on Aug 10, 2015 2:01:18 PM by  Martina Wittmann [Paessler Support]



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