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A way to set rules regarding 'up' and 'down' for a group that can be exported?



Hi all,

I have been asked to produce an exportable graph or data set that shows when the group is 'up' or 'down' however the group view show a 'count' of up and down sensors. Management only wants to see 1 (up) or 0 (down) based on the rule they want to define (early stage is literally, any 1 alarm equates to down, all sensors working, then up).

Does anyone have a way to simplify the default group view?

graph group report sensor

Created on Jan 8, 2019 10:45:40 PM

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Hi there,

This is actually how PRTG works. When sensors are paused and up, then the group is displayed as up. When there is warning, unusual, down, down acknowledged or partial down, then the group is displayed as down.

However there is no way to export this as groups do not have any states by them self, they just inherit the states from the sensors below the group.

One way would be to utilize the API of PRTG which could request all sensors under the group, check the result via the Rest Custom Sensor (https://www.paessler.com/manuals/prtg/rest_custom_sensor) and returns the states. Afterwards you could add a limit to the "Down"-channel which will generate an alarm for this sensor once the amount of down sensors goes above 0.
Would that help you?

Best regards.

Created on Jan 9, 2019 12:24:07 PM by  Dariusz Gorka [Paessler Support]

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