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With Docker sensor, does it automatically detects new containers on the existing server or manual settings are required each time I create new containers?

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Created on Nov 30, 2016 12:02:22 AM

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Thank you for your KB-Post. Did you already try running hourly Auto-Discoveries here? Those should actually add new containers as new sensors.

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Created on Nov 30, 2016 2:25:36 PM by  Torsten Lindner [Paessler Support]



Hi Torsten, do you have any "how-to" instructions on automatically adding new sensors for Docker containers? Since the docker container sensor seems to require the manual entry of the private key and cert for each new addition, I'm not sure how you would automate it. Also, it doesn't show up in the list of device templates to choose from.

In addition, is there a blog or forum where we can discuss or make suggestions about the development of this sensor?


Created on May 11, 2017 5:46:06 PM



I apologise, I absolutely missed, that the Docker Sensor is not Auto-Discovery / Device Template capable as of now. I'll put according improvements on the Wishlist. Until then, adding of this sensor has to be done manually I'm afraid.
This would exactly be the "forum" here (or via support ticket) to make any kind of feature requests. On that, please do see the blog posts from our CEO: HOW WE RATE YOUR FEATURE REQUESTS

Created on May 12, 2017 8:00:56 AM by  Torsten Lindner [Paessler Support]

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