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[OPEN] Change/Alter Business Process Sensor behavior for Paused Child sensors



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User story

When a child object/sensor of a business process sensor is in a paused state, it moves the business process sensor into a down state, although there may be valid reason for the child sensor to be in a paused state, perhaps for some kind of scheduled maintenance. It would be nice if this either didn't escalate the business process to a down state, or how it treated a paused sensor was configurable inside of the business process settings.

Acceptance criteria

  • Provide an option to configure behavior of sensor in paused state



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Created on Dec 10, 2018 10:42:01 PM

Last change on Aug 6, 2021 11:48:55 AM by  Florian Lesage [Paessler Support]

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I agree with Jake that the BPS needs to behave the same as other sensors in regards to a paused state would indicate an unknown status. I'm at a loss as to why this is the behavior. It makes reporting with the BPS very difficult.


Benjamin Day
Paessler Support

Created on Dec 11, 2018 8:47:19 PM by  Benjamin Day [Paessler Support] (1,441) 2 1



Created on Jul 1, 2019 10:23:56 AM



We're just facing the same Problem. The normal behavior of PRTG for a (manually) paused sensor would be: "ignore this sensor until it's resumed".

Therefore the proposal which Benjamin Day made would be a good solution. The Business-Prozess Sensor should go in a "unknown" status in such a situation.

Another alternative would be to let the user decide (on sensor creation / settings) how paused sensor's should be handled.

Created on Jan 3, 2020 3:25:39 PM

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