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Hi, Is it possible to automate the discovery process (with customizable scripts or using API) of the devices in the network in case the following limitations may apply:

1) the number of devices is too big for manual IP configuration (even for adding subnets and IP addresses for auto-discovery to run)
2) monitored devices are assigned IP addresses according to the selected IP plan (this part can be templated)
3) the devices must be assigned with the pre-defined set of sensors based on the type of device

Thank you in advance.

api discovery scripting

Created on Jan 9, 2020 10:54:41 AM by  neporozhnii (0) 1

Last change on Jan 10, 2020 9:09:52 AM by  Sebastian Kniege [Paessler Support]



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Hi there,

Just to check, did you already review the manual regarding Auto-Discovery Groups in combination with Device Templates?
It allows you to create a group with a pre-defined set of sensors, because of the Device Template, over a defined IP range or subnet.

Best,
Sebastian

Created on Jan 10, 2020 9:12:56 AM by  Sebastian Kniege [Paessler Support]



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Hi Sebastian,

Thank you for your reply.

Yes, I have checked the sections you are referring to, however, did not find answers there.

My point is to have that level of automation which would require only providing to a script some basic network information like corresponding to the client`s network configuration subnet octets and other valuable information, then script calculates and populates the list of IP addresses of the monitored devices based on the information provided in the previous step, checks if the particular device present in the network and in case it is present - adds device to the devices database and assigns sensors defined in a template for that type of the devices.

For sure all the automation work should be carried out by the script, but it also requires the application to have some API which would allow doing that kind of things.

Created on Jan 10, 2020 12:29:43 PM by  neporozhnii (0) 1



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Hi there,

PRTG provides an API, please find the documentation here, but it does not support such tasks as requested, I'm afraid.

Best,
Sebastian

Created on Jan 10, 2020 2:17:35 PM by  Sebastian Kniege [Paessler Support]



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