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Sensor Values average or current



I would like to know if the sensors get current values or average. Like the average CPU load during the scanning intervall or does it always show the value at the time the scan happens? If so, is there a way to switch to average? Is it the same for all sensors?

I have the feeling, that the values are current but I don't know for certain.

Thanks a lot in advance.

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Created on Dec 9, 2020 7:31:44 AM

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Hello Moritz,

Thank you for your message.

The sensors get current data when their are executed, I'm afraid that you can get an average. However, you can see the average calculated by PRTG under the 2 days/30 days/365 days tabs.

Kind regards.

Created on Dec 9, 2020 2:57:48 PM by  Florian Lesage [Paessler Support]

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