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New BGP sensor doesn't have the IP in the name



Hi everyone, I have an older version of PRTG(15.x) where I monitor the BGP state using the SNMP sensor linux snmp (ax bgp disman etherlike host) -> bgp peer state When I add the sensor it automatically add the Ip to the name (ex. bgp peer state

Now I'm a PRTG 20.4 and when I add the sensor the name is only bgp peer name. Why is that? I need PRTG to automatially add the IP to the sensor since otherwise it's impossible to use them properly.

bgp sensor-name snmp-sensor

Created on Mar 24, 2021 2:17:07 PM

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Hi there,

for validation, did you add the Sensor according to this manual: https://kb.paessler.com/en/topic/25313-sensor-for-bgp-status#reply-267451

Created on Mar 26, 2021 1:42:53 PM by  Moritz Heller [Paessler Support]

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