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Hello! I'm trying to add a hikvision camera on PRTG. I have upload the MIB file with the Importer but how can configure the comunity String?

Also read https://kb.paessler.com/en/topic/68587-i-got-networked-camera-hikvision-which-sensor-is-suited-for-it but not found explanation for that...


device prtg snmp

Created on May 24, 2019 9:53:22 AM

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Please make sure that your device has enabled SNMP already and you have configured the community string.
For PRTG you can configure the SNMP credentials with the community string under Credentials for SNMP Devices in the device settings.

You will find a good step by step guide for creating a SNMP Libary sensor here.

Kind regards,
Marijan Horsky Team Tech Support

Created on May 24, 2019 1:29:57 PM by  Marijan Horsky [Paessler Support]




there are two possible ways the show up your desired channel.

  1. Enter the Settings of the sensor and set the check mark by Extract Number Using Regular Expression under the menu point Extended Processing to Extract a numeric value using a regular expression. After that, you have to enter the Value \d+ at the Regular Expression to create the new channel. If the value for the channel is a float value, then you have to enter \d+. \d+, to get the right output for this channel. After you have entered the values, can you save your changes.
  2. You can edit this value also in the MIB Importer Tool. When you have opened the desired OIDLIB you can change the Type of the Source for the OID. The typical type is set on String, this must be changed, if you want to create more channels on the sensor to Delta or Gauge. After that you can apply the changes and save the file to default folder C:\Program Files (x86)\PRTG Network Monitor. Afterwards the channels will be created after the next scan interval.

Kind regards,
Marijan Horsky, Team Tech Support

Created on May 28, 2019 9:14:16 AM by  Marijan Horsky [Paessler Support]

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