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use gyroscope to reproduce alert



I want to buy a USB gyro and connect it to the machine. When a sensor is down, the gyroscope will light up. How do I do that?

alerting alerts prtg

Created on Dec 12, 2018 2:17:16 PM

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A gyroscope that will light up? Do you mean a beacon? A gyroscope doesn't produce light - but I might be mistaken.

What you can do is use a custom notification script - e.g. a PowerShell or CMD/Batch file. Then it depends on where the device is connected - if this is the PRTG server it is easy - if not - you need to cause the script execute a command on a remote machine.

Further do you need a way to control the USB device from a command window - either PowerShell or DOS.

If you can do that - then you can use custom NOTIFICATIONS to turn the device on or off.

If not - it depends on how the device is controlled.

There might be a way to accomplish this - but it really depends on the USB device - this will limit you.

If possible - I would look for a LAN/Ethernet based device - that would allow you do control it remotely. This allows you to put it where you want and control it centrally.

Paessler had a nice blog about building your own beacon. I didn't find that one right now - but this is also helpful: https://kb.paessler.com/en/topic/63761-how-can-i-get-a-visible-notification-when-a-sensor-goes-down


Florian Rossmark


Created on Dec 12, 2018 3:05:15 PM

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