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Help with WMI Vital System Data v2 Sensor

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https://www.paessler.com/manuals/prtg/wmi_vital_system_data_v2_sensor

Can someone from PRTG elaborate on the line in this sensor manual that says 'You cannot add this sensor to the hosted probe of a PRTG Hosted Monitor instance. If you want to use this sensor, add it to a remote probe device.'

Does this mean I can't use this sensor on the PRTG main probe? I have to also have a remote probe? I have a small environment of only about 10-12 windows servers that I want to monitor and need to keep the sensor count under 100. I was going to use this vital system data sensor to allow me to check multiple things on a single server using just 1 sensor per server.

But I keep getting timeout issues when trying to add it. Other WMI sensors add fine, so I know its not an access issue. Why can't this sensor be added to the main probe where PRTG is installed?

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Created on Oct 20, 2020 8:06:29 PM by  stovakor (11) 1

Last change on Feb 10, 2021 2:26:23 PM by  Maike Guba [Paessler Support]



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Hi,

This means that this sensortype cannot be created on the hosted probe which is only available in our cloud-based solution, PRTG Hosted Monitor. Therefore, please let me know if you run PRTG on premises or PRTG Hosted Monitor?

Created on Oct 21, 2020 11:47:21 AM by  Marijan Horsky [Paessler Support]

Last change on Feb 10, 2021 2:27:04 PM by  Maike Guba [Paessler Support]



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