Right now it seems its possible to enable/disable unusual sensor detection either:
- Globally (for all of PRTG) - On a device-by-device basis
Neither of these options work particularly well (at least for us - but I would have to imagine most Paessler customers).
We want/need unusual sensor detection enabled globally, and we want/need it enabled for all devices but we would like to disable it for specific sensors.
Right now we have 205 sensors in an "unusual" state. As you might guess its practically impossible to find legitimate unusual sensors in all the noise.
The majority of unusuals are sensors monitoring windows services. They are detecting unusual sensor execution time. Frankly we couldn't care less how long it takes PRTG to check a service status and I can't imagine who would.
Why the windows service "sensor execution time" even triggers an unusual is beyond me. What we care about is if a service is started or stopped. We'd like to disable unusual sensor status for all windows service sensors.
The next most frequent unusual sensor is bandwidth related. We have sensors monitoring network bandwidth usage on individual network cards in VMs and Physical Servers as well as on our Network Equipment (firewalls, network switches etc).
The thing is that traffic can fluctuate on some of these ports frequently. So it would be nice if we could disable unusuals on a port by port (sensor by sensor) basis so that we have fewer unusuals showing up.