How to Use Smart Config

How to Use Smart Config

Published Apr 23, 2020

Video tutorial on how to use Smart Config in PA Server Monitor.

The Smart Config feature is a very useful tool for quickly adding servers or devices to be monitored. You specify one or more servers, and the monitors inspect the servers/devices and create appropriate monitors for each one based on default settings.

You can access the feature by clicking the Smart Config button at the top of the Console.

You can paste a list of server names or IP addresses into an edit box. You can also press the Discover button to find a list of servers for you (more on that below).

You can optionally specify a username and password to use when accessing the server by entering any line in the form:

server_name,username,password

(for another example, open the dialog below in the Console, and let your mouse hover over the server list window for a helpful hint).

If no username/password is given, the configuration procedure will try already entered credentials to see if they will work. Otherwise the service's Login As user will be used.

For more information, watch the above video, or visit this page:

https://www.poweradmin.com/help/pa-server-monitor-8-1/config_smart_configuration.aspx

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