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We would like to create libraries filled with devices + sensors based on tags. Currently devices serving specific users is located in multiple racks. We would like to use libraries to group this together.

Showing both devices and sensors based on tags.

devices libraries tags

Created on Feb 8, 2021 9:43:36 AM by  ONE (0) 1



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Hello,

Thank you for your message.

With the libraries in PRTG, you have the possibility to move the devices you desire in a library node on the left. Then if you desire to only display specific sensors from that devices based on their tag, you can use the options Show a collection of filtered sensors and Show only sensors with specific tags.

You can also add the sensors you desire on a library node next to your devices instead of filtering their sensors. To do so, simply create a new node and use the same options mentioned above.

If you have questions, let us know.

Regards.

Created on Feb 9, 2021 10:34:55 AM by  Florian Lesage [Paessler Support]



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Hello Florian, that does not give us a device tree filled with devices based on tags. It only add all the sensors for devices with that tag. Thus showing a list of 5x a "ping" sensor without knowing which device it belongs to.

Created on Mar 16, 2021 7:49:06 PM by  ONE (0) 1



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Hello,

Thank you for your feedback.

I'm afraid that you can't get devices based on tags as librairies are sensors related. Therefore, you have to move the devices you desire on the left side (in the library Management tab).

Then, you can filter the sensors displayed under the devices based on the tags/status/priority/type you desire.

Regards.

Created on Mar 17, 2021 7:33:23 AM by  Florian Lesage [Paessler Support]



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Hello Florian,

Each device creates its own node (group) is there no way of combining these into 1 group or node?

Created on Mar 17, 2021 10:12:11 AM by  ONE (0) 1



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I'm afraid that it's not possible to have many devices under a same Node. A node can include sensors only or a device with its sensors, and then allows to use filter on the sensors displayed.

The only workaround here would be to create a Node for each device and displays their sensors based on a tag (device name) configured in each sensor.

Created on Mar 17, 2021 12:28:16 PM by  Florian Lesage [Paessler Support]

Last change on Mar 17, 2021 12:28:51 PM by  Florian Lesage [Paessler Support]



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