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Receiving messages via sensors



I have a question about receiving different types of messages/data formats on PRTG.

PRTG has sensors that collect large amount of messages, for example the syslog and SNMP trap receiver sensors.

I was wondering if there are sensors that allow PRTG to process html, XML, json or other data formats in a sensor. We are trying to find a way to forward messages from one system to PRTG, and we need to decide on how we want to transform those messages. Maybe the python script sensor is an option? I am looking for any viable method.

data-colletor sensor syslog

Created on Jun 11, 2021 2:10:08 PM

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Thank you for your message.

When you have specific data that can't be monitored with basic sensors, you can effectively use the custom sensors available in PRTG such as REST Custom, EXE/Script, EXE/Scrip Advanced and Python Script Advanced sensor.

In that case, you must make sure that the data returned by the script(s) in PRTG follow the structure described in this manual: https://www.paessler.com/manuals/prtg/custom_sensors

If you have questions, let us know.


Created on Jun 14, 2021 8:56:42 AM by  Florian Lesage [Paessler Support]

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