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Deploy template without auto-discovery



Hello everyone

I would like to deploy my own template to a device, but without an auto-discovery which add sensor. I do not want PRTG to add sensor to the device. If I understood the only way to apply template is by using it with auto-discovery. If I create my own template with the most adapted settings I expect to be able to using it as is.

Any suggestion would be appreciate thank you.


auto-discovery deploy template

Created on May 4, 2017 7:08:14 AM

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Hello Yann, thank you for your KB-Post.

It's not possible to apply a template without a discovery. The template's purpose is to only deploy specific sensors.

There are two distinct types of Auto-Discovery in PRTG:

Auto-DiscoveryWill deploy several sensors based on all of PRTG's Default/standard device templates
Auto-Discovery with TemplateAllows you to deploy sensors only from one or more selected device templates

These are even several device templates available on the KB which will only deploy device-specific sensors:

To locate all current templates, please use the following tag-based search:

Best Regards,
Luciano Lingnau [Paessler Support]

Created on May 4, 2017 7:41:32 AM by  Luciano Lingnau [Paessler]

Last change on Feb 23, 2018 10:25:45 AM by  Luciano Lingnau [Paessler]



Thank you for your reply.

Well I'm a bit disapointed, for my point of view, it is not a template as you could expect. I think I'll try the "clone..." feature to accomplish what I want.

Created on May 4, 2017 12:13:55 PM

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