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templated addition of sensors - e.g ansible..?

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Hi

In an ideal world i'd like to not have to create sensors manually in PRTG as it is very error prone - it's easy to miss a new service...

Is it possible to configure PRTG through a templating tool, something like ansible? so that i could just define:

  • sensor types
  • site
  • servers
  • site-specific details

and then for each new site i specify it simply auto-creates the new sensors for me at the push of the button.

I know the API exists, but that's not really templating..

ansible sensor templating

Created on Jan 8, 2020 1:09:23 PM by  trunq (11) 1



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Hello,

It's possible to create custom device templates that can be used with the Auto-Discovery . This way you do not need to add sensors manually. You can run the Auto-Discovery by a push of a button and all preselected sensors will be created. Is this what you are looking for?

Created on Jan 9, 2020 9:15:42 AM by  Timo Dambach [Paessler Support]



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hi this looks quite interesting. the main question with it is that we have servers with a variety of roles - with specific things that need to be monitored.

Hence specific "custom device templates" would need to be applied according to the role the server has.... is there any way of doing this with autodiscovery?

Created on Jan 9, 2020 11:08:20 AM by  trunq (11) 1



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After creating a device template from an existing device in your device tree, you can run the auto discovery using this template either manually for every device or you can create a Auto-Discovery group and group all servers with the same role. This video tutorial may be of interest for you here.

Created on Jan 10, 2020 7:42:13 AM by  Timo Dambach [Paessler Support]



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