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Auto-magically Keep PRTG Tidy From Irrelevant Sensors and Devices

Due to a popular demand, we have added the ability to automatically handle the tedious job of cleaning-up PRTG from irrelevant sensors and devices in cases such as deleted Virtual Machines, inactive Azure resources, switches that were removed from the network, old interfaces no longer connected etc. Such issues can be seen in dynamic environments or during migrations and topology changes.

Below is an example of a down sensor in PRTG that represents an Azure resource that doesn't exist any more in Azure.

Obviously, one could delete Down sensors manually, however in dynamic environments PRTG becomes cluttered with many irrelevant monitors appearing on a daily if not hourly basis.

We are pleased to announce, that starting with version v4.1.7 of our Azure Sensor pack, thanks to a new feature of Monitoring Automation, such capability is available to all types of sensors (AutoMonX sensors, PRTG native sensors and any custom sensors you have implemented).

Important: Please note that deleting sensors is irreversible and will also delete the historic data of these sensors. Use this feature with extra care!

This feature is bound to our EULA agreement. AutoMonX is not responsible for any damages direct or collateral due to usage of any of our products or their features.

The deletion of sensors also deletes devices without any sensors and empty sub groups to avoid phantom resources as seen below:

How does the automated deletion of sensors work?

1. The AutoMonX Monitoring Automation, invoked via CLI compares the PRTG sensors last messages against the lines of text located in down_sensors_filter.ini file, each line at a time.