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PING sensor naming

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I am about to configure my instance of PRTG with 1000 devices, as part of that setup I would like to use the ping sensor for each device that I add.

the problem I have is that when I come to add a new device, the default name for the PING is PING 1, PING 2, PING 3, etc etc... this is not good enough when I come to report on that sensor or if PRTG sends an error on that sensor because the name is completely ambiguous.

What steps do I need to follow to get the ping sensor to adopt the hostname of device it belongs to? for instance:

PING to sw-Manchester-01

Assistance appreciated

hostname ping sensor

Created on Aug 11, 2016 3:03:11 PM by  Stevehyde (0) 1



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Hello,

Thank you very much for your KB-Post. I'm very much afraid such a change would have to happen manually. Automatically renaming sensors to contain the parent device's name is not possible. Sorry.
Reports do show parent devices though by default for each sensor.

best regards.

Created on Aug 15, 2016 10:48:11 AM by  Torsten Lindner [Paessler Support]



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Thank you for your reply Torsten, is this something that you would consider releasing a patch for in the future? it would certainly make things much more sensible and easier when adding ping based sensors to a device.

Created on Aug 15, 2016 10:55:40 AM by  Stevehyde (0) 1



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I can definitely add it to the wish list, to see if other users would like to have such a feature as well.

Created on Aug 15, 2016 11:16:12 AM by  Torsten Lindner [Paessler Support]



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Thank you, that would be very good if you were able to do that.

Steve Hyde.

Created on Aug 15, 2016 11:25:25 AM by  Stevehyde (0) 1



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