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[OPEN] Allow adding & removing Channels to existing sensors.



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User Story

As a PRTG User, I want to be able to add or remove channels to/from existing sensors without having to delete/pause the old sensor and creating a new one. I understand that for new channels historic data can only start at the moment the channel was added of course.

Details of User Stories

"I have an existing HTTP Content sensor and have appended additional channel items [] to the http response. Now i wanted to adjust the sensor to add the additional channel items [] to the existing probe. I guess i could recreate it, however there should be another way."
"I've several SQL sensors, where channels might be added (actually, I have several of those sensors where I have to add channels already). So yeah, it would be extremely helpful if we could add channels AFTER creating the sensors!"
"In general any sensor should be adjustable with the channels. I understand that I would not see historical data for those additional channels before they have been added - but yes - I have that issue with several sensors that rely on advanced EXE / XML data etc. E.g. DHCP scopes monitoring, the second I add a scope I need a separate sensor... unless I add blind channels in the beginning - what is confusing if you look at the sensor as well.. It would be nice to have this as a feature! Would be a great help and make many things more variable. Removing channels as well!"
"I would like to chime in on this as well. We run Cisco switches, and when we add a fiber SFP, we can't add/rediscover this sensor to add the tx/rx channels for the new fiber module. Asking us to delete and recreate the sensor is not acceptable, as we lose all of our fiber tx/rx information for the other channels. We need a fix/solution for this."

Acceptance criteria

  • Allow adding of channels to each sensor type without disrupting recorded historic data or functionality of the same sensor.
  • Allow removing of channels to each sensor type without disrupting recorded historic data or functionality of the same sensor.



channels feature-request prtg-kbtracker sensor

Created on Feb 5, 2019 9:31:46 AM by  Torsten Lindner [Paessler Support]

Last change on Mar 7, 2019 3:28:03 PM by  Sebastian Kniege [Paessler Support]


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