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Is it possible to monitor a connection from the device I am monitoring?

Example: My monitoring server monitors a Device B. On B I have a probe installed. B needs a connection to C. Now I want to monitor that B has a connection to C.

Is that possible?

Cheers

connection monitoring probe

Created on Jul 9, 2018 1:25:52 PM by  Detlev (0) 1



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Hello Detlev,
Thank you very much for your contact.

Do I understand you correctly, that you already installed a PRTG Probe (I assume Remote Probe?!) on Device B? If this is the case, add a device on Device B with the address of Device C. Afterwards, you can simply deploy a Ping sensor to monitor the connection between Device B and Device C.

If you don't have a (Remote) Probe on Device B, please check out the WMI Remote Ping sensor instead. The sensor remotely connects to a Windows system (Device B) using Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) and performs an Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP) echo request ("Ping") from this device to a specified target (Device C).

Best regards,
Sebastian

Created on Jul 10, 2018 9:03:02 AM by  Sebastian Kniege [Paessler Support]



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Hello Sebastian,

that comes close... Would it be possible to connect to a specific port?

kind regards Detlev

Created on Jul 10, 2018 9:10:54 AM by  Detlev (0) 1



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Hello Detlev,

not via one of the Ping sensors, but the Port sensor could be used in this case.
It tries to connect to the specified TCP/IP port number of a device and waits for the request to be accepted.

Best regards,
Sebastian

Created on Jul 10, 2018 10:03:42 AM by  Sebastian Kniege [Paessler Support]



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Hi, but isn´t the Port sensor monitoring the Port on device B and not on C?

best regards Detlev

Created on Jul 10, 2018 10:39:14 AM by  Detlev (0) 1



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