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PRTG - Best way to monitor scaled machines

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We use auto-scaling in Amazon (AWS) to scale-out new machines (or scale back) depending on CPU load. The machines that auto-scale out receive a known IP address from a pool of IPs. So I know all potential IPs. There is always 1 server running but if CPU load is heavy it would auto scale to 2 or 3 or up to 6 machines.

If I add each machine as a device in PRTG, I'll see critical warnings because the machines aren't always UP. Typically 1 or 2 will be up. They're only UP based on current CPU load. So I don't want to receive warnings/e-mails/texts once a scaled machine scales back down (turns off). I'm trying to figure out how to cleanly monitor machines that may or may not be present at a given moment: 2 machines may be up but all 6 could be up too for a while while the load is heavy.

I'm not sure if some sort of scripting or flag file could be used. Or maybe PRTG can be told to "pause" monitoring when a machine scales back down (off).

I'm sure others must have encountered this scenario while trying to monitor scaled instances.

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Created on Apr 28, 2021 8:56:03 PM by  rzabaga (0) 1



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Hello,

Turns out that at this moment PRTG does not have this ability to be pause automatically for the scaled instances.

Hope that clarifies your question/concern.

Created on Apr 29, 2021 10:09:49 PM by  Miguel Aikens [Paessler Technical Support]



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I'm aware PRTG doesn't have a native method to pause automatically for scaled instances. I would think other clients using the product would have come up against the same scenario (scaled machines) I'm trying to resolve. It requires a bit of thinking outside the box to script / construct a solution. I'm looking for those people who have done this already to reply to the thread.

Created on Apr 30, 2021 2:29:17 PM by  rzabaga (0) 1



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