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How to generate config in file and import in PRTG




I have custom system using SNMP with different OID's which depend of it's configuration. I'll like to generate one config file from that system and import in PRTG which will make device with different sensors regarding OID's available on my system. For now I need to export each OID and description for that OID and Admin to enter each sensor manually in PRTG. Will be great if I can automate this process and reduce administration work.

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config-file configuration import snmp-custom-sensor

Created on Jul 26, 2017 8:36:24 AM

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Dear zarko

This is not easily done in PRTG. You could write a script which creates a device template (which is an XML file) containing SNMP Custom sensors.

You could write a script which uses the PRTG API to clone existing SNMP custom sensors, change the OID via the API, and resume then.

An easier way would be to create one big device template containing all possible SNMP custom sensors (or in this case, or preferably Custom Advanced.) Only the OIDs found will be created when you use that template.

Created on Jul 27, 2017 12:55:44 PM by  Arne Seifert [Paessler Support]

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