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How can I find the original IP after Auto-Discovery?



After adding device with auto-discovery, 'IPv4 Address' is converted into the device's NetBIOS name. Where can I get the original ip address ?

Thanks in advance.

auto-discovery ip ip-address

Created on Apr 21, 2020 7:23:20 AM

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Hi there,

You can define if the DNS name or the IP address is used as the name for a device in the group settings. Please navigate to these settings and below "Device Identification and Auto-Discovery" you can change the "Name Resolution" setting to use the IP address.

Kind regards,
Birk Guttmann, Tech Support Team

Created on Apr 21, 2020 3:28:10 PM by  Birk Guttmann [Paessler Support]

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