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How to identify and get a device type?



After an auto-discovery is completed, the device type is automatically specified. For example, the device type is attached after the device name like [Linux/Unix], [Cisco device], etc.

How to identify and get the device type?

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Created on Mar 24, 2020 7:03:15 AM

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This is usually done by inspecting the response sent from the device during Auto Discovery. You could use PRTGapi's System-Information retrieval option and/or parse the device name to retrieve what PRTG has found out :)

Created on Mar 25, 2020 7:38:40 AM by  Stephan Linke [Paessler Support]

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