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Can I create a sensor that displays the average value of another sensor for a specific time period?




I want to ask if there is a possibility to for example take all values from a sensor from the past hour, then make an average and display it in a channel?

For example, we have a custom sensors that show values of dumps/minute, and I would like to have a sensor channel which displayes the average value of this sensor for the past hour - avg dumps/hour.

Is this possible please?

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Thanks a lot

Ivan Jankular

average sensoraveragexml specific-time-interval

Created on Aug 14, 2017 12:16:21 PM

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Hello Ivan,

As this is not possible by using the native sensors of PRTG Network Monitor, you can create your own script and request the historic sensor data via PRTG's API. You can find the documentation on the Setup | PRTG API page below the

  • Custom Sensors Tab: Describes the required syntax and output for the custom sensors which PRTG expects
  • Historic Data Tab: Creates the API calls to get the historic sensor data After creating the script, you can add an Exe/Script Sensor for single results, or an Exe/Script Advanced Sensor for multi channel results.

Best regards, Felix

Created on Aug 15, 2017 10:51:01 AM by  Felix Saure [Paessler Support]

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