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What are alpha sensors and how can I use them?

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What are alpha sensors? How can I enable them?

alpha-sensors experimental-features feedback prtg roadmap

Created on Oct 8, 2020 12:57:42 PM by  Florian Weik [Paessler Support]



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This article applies as of PRTG 20

Experimental features in PRTG

Alpha sensors are a part of the experimental features in PRTG. You can now enable alpha sensors to test the most recent developments from our sensors team.

Important: The operating methods and the available settings of sensors in alpha status can change at any time. Do not expect that all functions work properly, or that this sensor works as expected at all. Be aware that sensors in alpha status can be removed from PRTG at any time.

Enable and use alpha sensors

  • Open the PRTG web interface and navigate to Setup | System Administration | Monitoring.
  • Go to section Experimental Features and enable Alpha Sensors.
  • Open the Add Sensor dialog and search for alpha. You can now see all available alpha sensors.

Note: If you disable alpha sensors, existing alpha sensors change to the Unknown status.


Provide feedback

Please send your feedback to [email protected].

Future developments

For future developments, check out the PRTG roadmap.

Created on Oct 8, 2020 1:37:33 PM by  Florian Weik [Paessler Support]

Last change on Oct 20, 2020 10:25:03 AM by  Brandy Greger [Paessler Support]



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