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How to check current Auto-Discovery setups through api?



Also can we export the Auto-Discovery data through api? Thank you

api auto-discovery prtg

Created on May 6, 2021 7:48:14 AM

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Hello Dorothea,

Regarding the auto-discovery settings, I'm afraid that is it necessary to execute a call for each A-D setting of an object, as indicated below:

  • Auto-discovery mode
  • Auto-discovery schedule

You can easily get that information with the PowerShell module PRTGAPI, via the command:

Get-Device | Get-ObjectProperty | Select -property AutoDiscoveryMode, AutoDiscoverySchedule

In case the auto-discovery setting is defined to use a specific template (AutoDiscoveryMode = AutomaticTemplate), you can use this API call to get the template name:


If you have questions, let me know.


Created on May 6, 2021 10:45:48 AM by  Florian Lesage [Paessler Support]

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