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Create sensor on multiple probes for site-to-site connectivity monitoring




we are looking for an easy way to monitor network connectivity between our sites. Not just from / to the main HQ but really each site to each site.

The basic idea we have so far is to create ping sensors at each site/probe. Lets say we have 30 locations, we would need 29 ping sensors at each location, so 870 sensors in total...

Any way to do that in an easy way?

Thanks for your ideas and input!

ping prtg prtg-network-monitor sensors site-to-site

Created on Nov 21, 2018 1:30:47 PM

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Hello there, we appreciate your contact.

If you really need that sort of granularity, then 870 sensors is indeed the way to go. In theory you don't need all of them, because if Ping from A to B works, Ping from B to A should work as well.

In any case. The easiest way to deploy this would be to create an Auto-Discovery group called "Site-to-Site" connectivity or similar on each remote probe with these settings:

Sensor ManagementAutomatic sensor creation using specific device template(s)
Device Template(s)Generic Device (Ping only)
Discovery ScheduleOnce
IP Selection MethodList of individual IPs and DNS names (IPv4)

And under IPv4/DNS Name List, paste the list of IPs or DNS names of each remote site. An Auto-discovery will begin and deploy one device (and one ping sensor) for each remote address that can be reached with Ping.

You can then either repeat this process on each remote probe or simply clone the whole group (with all device and sensors) to each remote probe.

Best Regards,
Luciano Lingnau [Paessler Support]

Created on Nov 22, 2018 12:42:21 PM by  Luciano Lingnau [Paessler]

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