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I have a powershell sesnsor that compares the software version running on a server and compares it to the current production code version. If the server is at the correct code level, I return a value of 100 and the sensor is green! If it is not running the correct level of code I return an error code and the sensor enters an error state and goes red. I display these sensors on a status map of our prodcution servers. That works great.

I have been asked to show what code level the servers are running on the map. I have been able to put the code level in the message field of the sensor, but I can't seem to display that on the map. Is there a way to have a sensor return this non-integer value and display it on a map?

Thanks, Drew

custom-sensor maps powershell

Created on Sep 8, 2010 4:21:21 AM

Last change on Sep 17, 2010 12:10:02 PM by  Daniel Zobel [Product Manager]

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Dear Drew,

it should be possible with editing the mapobjects html-file. These files are located in

\PRTG Network Monitor\website\mapobjects

Please locate the file corresponding the icon you are using on the map, and open it in notepad for example, then in the <span> ... </span> part please try adding the following line:

<#objectstatus name="message" id="<@objectid>"> 

save the file (it is best to save it under a new name, otherwise the change will be overwritten with the next update of PRTG).

Best Regards.

Created on Sep 8, 2010 3:51:07 PM by  Torsten Lindner [Paessler Support]

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