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Device custom properties



I found out that there are some placeholders to adjust the notifications / pass arguments to script..

BUT, how can I define my own placeholders for device ?

Imagine Situation, with 2 devices:

  • APC PDU Unit
  • IP Camera (power cable connected to APC PDU, outlet #1)

Now, IP Camera has stopped responding, and I want to use PRTG to take an action - execute "notification/script" to reset power on PDU for outlet #1 - So, I need to define some custom attributes/properties for my WIFI:

  • PDU IP Address
  • PDU Outlet number Now I want to use these attributes/properties and pass it to script "restart_pdu_outlet.bat" with arguments IP & Outlet_Number. Script will connect to PDU and reset power..

Is it possible in PRTG ?

thanks !

custom device placeholders

Created on Dec 9, 2020 1:13:18 PM

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Hi there,

In your notification template, you can choose the option to select the option Execute Program. With this you also can use placeholders. You may use the placeholders %host and %device as parameters in your script. To be able to select the script, you will need to store your script on your Core Server in \Notifications\EXE.

Kind regards

Felix Wiesneth - Team Tech Support

Created on Dec 11, 2020 5:11:43 PM by  Felix Wiesneth [Paessler Support]

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