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Nooby here! Im looking for the sensor name that will identify the switch and port that a PC is plugged into.

Any help would be much appreciated!

cisco-switch pc port windows

Created on Aug 19, 2020 2:37:37 AM

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Hello there,

I'm sorry, but PRTG does not monitor 'what' is connected on which interface to a switch.

With SNMP Traffic Sensors though PRTG can check the connection state of a port, if a cable is plugged in or not.

In addition I would recommend you this article.

Kind regards

Felix Wiesneth - Team Tech Support

Created on Aug 19, 2020 9:29:27 AM by  Felix Wiesneth [Paessler Support]

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