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Monitor only uplink interfaces on a Cisco switch

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Hi Community,

We would like to have a custom traffic sensor which find all our switchport interfaces with the description 'Uplink' and which will be added to the monitored switch via template.

If we use the already defined traffic sensor from PRTG then all switchport interfaces will be monitored but we only want to monitor our uplink interfaces.

Thanks for any reply! Cheers, HM1990

custom-sensor snmp traffic uplink

Created on May 11, 2022 2:55:02 PM by  HM1990 (0) 1

Last change on May 17, 2022 7:04:39 AM by  Luis Quesada (Paessler Technical Support)



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Hello there
Thanks for reaching us.
This is a good approach, unfortunately, there are some limitations that affect this process. Just as explained on this KB topic, https://kb.paessler.com/en/topic/82797-add-specific-interfaces-to-device-template-for-switches
https://kb.paessler.com/en/topic/71962-how-to-add-interfaces-with-a-certain-description-on-the-port

Basically, you cannot add this feature to a device template.
As an alternative, I can suggest following a closer procedure involving modifying the device template in order to include the connected interfaces only https://www.paessler.com/support/videos-and-webinars/videos/device-templates
Cheers

Created on May 17, 2022 7:04:04 AM by  Luis Quesada (Paessler Technical Support)

Last change on May 17, 2022 7:05:29 AM by  Luis Quesada (Paessler Technical Support)



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