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Cisco Device Template including Down Ports on AutoDiscovery



Hey all,

We are looking into automating device creation and are encountering some Template issues... I have created a device ( Cisco Switch ) and we manually created snmp traffic sensors.

Then we can select all interfaces Gi1/1 -> Gi1/4 and Fa1/5 -> Fa1/12
So we have all physical ports monitored. For further referrence Gi1/3 & Gi1/4 are disabled / adm down ...

If i create a device template from that Template device. Run the template on a new "Device" ( same ip ) All down / disconnected ports get dropped in auto discovery creation ???

So our switch does not have all possible ports monitored... Anyone have a work around ? Fix .... ( Currently its about 2000 Switches buth expanding each year... )

auto-discovery device-template prtg

Created on Apr 28, 2021 2:09:20 PM

Last change on Apr 28, 2021 7:07:57 PM by  Felix Wiesneth [Paessler Support]

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Hi Dieter,

the Auto Discovery feature excludes all down/disconnected Sensors by default. More information about this is noted in the following article: https://kb.paessler.com/en/topic/85407-how-does-auto-discovery-with-snmp-traffic-sensors-work

Created on Apr 30, 2021 9:00:38 AM by  Moritz Heller [Paessler Support]

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