What is this?

This knowledgebase contains questions and answers about PRTG Network Monitor and network monitoring in general.

Learn more

PRTG Network Monitor

Intuitive to Use. Easy to manage.
More than 500,000 users rely on Paessler PRTG every day. Find out how you can reduce cost, increase QoS and ease planning, as well.

Free Download

Top Tags

View all Tags

Add SNMP location in the device name?



Hi everyone, I need to add some device to PRTG. Every device has an hostname and ip plus the SNMP location. I would like to have it added directly to the name the name of the device so the the result is hostname (ip) [SNMP Location]

There is some way to do that?

auto-discovery location snmp

Created on Mar 15, 2021 2:52:56 PM

Last change on Mar 15, 2021 3:59:45 PM by  Felix Wiesneth [Paessler Support]

1 Reply



Hi there,

This is not possible I'm afraid. There is no way to use field names as device name. It is only possible to use this for sensor names. Please take a look for this here.

Kind regards

Felix Wiesneth - Team Tech Support

Created on Mar 16, 2021 11:51:07 AM by  Felix Wiesneth [Paessler Support]

Disclaimer: The information in the Paessler Knowledge Base comes without warranty of any kind. Use at your own risk. Before applying any instructions please exercise proper system administrator housekeeping. You must make sure that a proper backup of all your data is available.