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Simpler way to add many of the same devices and sensors with different IPs



Hi guys,

I'm trying to add XXXX amount of shops to my monitoring. They all have the same layout, with the same amount of routers, switches, computers, cash desks and so on. Is it possible to create one template and then just fill it with different IP addresses?

The only way I discovered until now is adding new devices with a IPv4 list. But I have to do so much work afterwards, that it's not really saving time for me that way.

I would really appreciate if someone knows a way to do this better, than just manually adding and typing everything in these groups and devices. It would take me atleast weeks doing so. I think PRTG is a pretty powerful tool, so I guess there has to be a way right?

Kind regards, eputz

automation devices prtg sensors template

Created on Jan 16, 2019 12:17:16 PM

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You could clone the systems and manually adjust the IP - https://www.paessler.com/manuals/prtg/clone_object

You could use the API, write a script and clone the systems while injecting the adjusted IPs - assuming this follows some rules as well - never fully tried it - but you can either duplicate all the sensors or likely even the devices.. in theory you could go further, duplicate a group - then use the API and go through the devices, identify them by e.g. their name or IP and then set a new IP per script.. in the end, there are various ways... - https://www.paessler.com/manuals/prtg/object_manipulation#duplicating_clone

Templates might be helpful as well - https://www.paessler.com/manuals/prtg/create_device_template - in combination with a auto-discovery on the network-subnet you might be able to accomplish some of it as well...


Florian Rossmark


Created on Jan 16, 2019 2:43:12 PM



Check out the PRTGapi in my signature as well, you can basically manage PRTG from the command line with it :)

PRTG Scheduler | PRTGapi | Feature Requests | WMI Issues | SNMP Issues

Kind regards,
Stephan Linke, Tech Support Team

Created on Jan 17, 2019 6:31:08 AM by  Stephan Linke [Paessler Support]



Thanks guys, PRTGapi looks very promising. I'll definitely try using that to solve my problem

Kind regards

Created on Jan 18, 2019 11:01:10 AM

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