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Automatic Group - Cisco-Hostname instead of IP-Address

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Hello

When I add devices in an automatic group using a template the device is added with the IP-Address as name.

I want to have similar behaviour like when I add a device manually - then (Cisco device) when i enter the IP and start the search with the group the name automatically is changed to e.g. C2960_HQ (the "hostname").

Is this possible?

BR Thomas

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Created on Nov 20, 2017 3:02:39 PM by  IThomas (0) 1



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Hello Thomas,

If you click on the group for which the auto-discovery is configured, ensure that the option
Name Resolution | Use DNS names (recommended) is marked.

PRTG will then perform a DNS Reverse Lookup for the IP address and change the name of the newly created devices accordingly. Is that what you're looking for?

Best regards, Felix

Created on Nov 21, 2017 2:14:49 PM by  Felix Saure [Paessler Support]



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Hi Felix

Thanks for your answer. I already marked this option, but this isn't really a DNS entry - it is only the "hostname" of a Cisco device. And the strange think is when I manually enter one device with a name "Test" and IP 10.10.10.1 after a search with my template the name of the device will be changed to C2960_HW (Test). But und my DNS there isn't an entry for this IP.

BR IThomas

Created on Nov 22, 2017 6:44:47 AM by  IThomas (0) 1



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That's interesting. Could you please provide us with the Auto Discovery debug log from Logs (System) in PRTGs data directory? Just send it to support@paessler.com while referring to this thread. Thanks!


Kind regards,
Stephan Linke, Tech Support Team

Created on Nov 23, 2017 3:18:50 PM by  Stephan Linke [Paessler Support]



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