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PRTG Manual: General Layout
The main layout of the Enterprise Console (EC in short form) program consists of different elements which we describe in this section.
From top to bottom, the main layout consists of:
- The Windows menu.
- The page header bar with the PRTG logo, the viewpoint arrow symbols, the refresh icon, and the sensor states overview.
- The menu tabs bar and page content underneath.
- The server selection and search bar in the upper right corner.
- The news feed underneath the page content.
- The status bar at the bottom of the window.
Often, data and settings are displayed directly in the Enterprise Console. For some functionalities and extended setup, a new window of the system's default browser will be opened and the web interface will show up. In this case, you'll be logged in to the web interface automatically via username and hash value. In your browser, it might be necessary to confirm the certificate used by PRTG's web server. For more information, please see SSL Certificate Warning section. If you configure your Enterprise Console for a connection with more than one PRTG core server, keep an eye on the server selection bar to choose which server's data you want to access.
The Windows menu gives access to general configuration and settings. Find a detailed description in the Windows Menu Structure section.
The page header consists of the following parts:
- PRTG Logo
Click on the PRTG Network Monitor logo to open the Ajax web interface in the browser configured in the Enterprise Console's Options . If several PRTG core servers are configured, the browser will load the web interface of the server currently selected in the Devices tab.
- Previous Viewpoint / Next Viewpoint (Arrow Symbols)
The enterprise stores the different views shown while you navigate through the application. Using these arrows (or using the shortcuts Alt+Left and Alt+Right ) you can step back and forth in the history, just as known from your browser.
- Refresh (Arrow Circle Symbol)
Click on the refresh symbol (F5 ) any time to refresh the current screen. This will immediately query data for the current screen from all active PRTG core servers, just as the automatic refresh does, which can be configured in the Options settings.
- Global Sensor Status Symbols
This area shows the aggregated status of all sensors from all active PRTG core servers, divided into different sensor states. Depending on the sensors' status you will see colored boxes with numbers which symbolize the sensors. For example, you can see how many sensors are in Up , Down , Warning , Pause , Unusual , or Unknown state. Click on a box to view a list of all sensors in the respective status. For a detailed description, please see Sensor States section.
Note: When viewing sensor lists, you can show the sensors of one server at a time only. So, the global sensor overview shows the total number of sensors in a certain status on all active servers, but viewing a list of all sensors in a certain status from all servers is not possible for performance reasons.
You can navigate through your setup using the menu tabs bar. Please take a few minutes to familiarize yourself with all menu items. The page content underneath varies dependent on the selected menu tab. It shows various information about your monitored objects. For a detailed description of all tabs, please see the Menu Tabs and Page Content section.
In the server selection bar you see all active PRTG core server connections which are configured for the current Windows user account (saved in the registry).
The server you select here determines globally which information is shown in all Menu Tabs (except the Devices tab; the server selection does not apply there). Depending on your selection, Libraries , Sensors , Alarms , Maps , Reports , Logs , Tickets , and Setup options will be shown for the respective server only.
Select All PRTG Servers to show consolidated information for all active PRTG core servers which appear in the list. Note: For technical reasons, you cannot show consolidated information from all servers in the Sensors , Setup , and Search Results tab. In order to use those tabs, please decide on a single PRTG core server from the server selection bar.
Select Manage PRTG Servers to add or remove PRTG Servers from the list, or to edit an existing one.
Select a single PRTG core server from the server selection bar and enter a key word to search the respective server. In the Search Results tab, the Enterprise Console will display matching monitoring objects, help topics, and related objects. If you click on a monitoring object (for example, a sensor) in the search results, the Enterprise Console will open this object in the Devices tab, showing details in the device tree.
Note: If you start another search underneath the results within the Search Results tab, this will open a browser window, showing results.
Note: If you have configured a connection in the PRTG Servers options which uses a Root ID other than 0, this setting will be ignored while searching. In this case, Search Results for the entire server (starting at Root ID 0) will be shown.
The news feed bar shows latest news by Paessler. Click on the bar to open a popup with an overview about recent articles. You can open a specific article in the web browser by clicking on the particular header or on More... If you do not want to show the news feed in your Enterprise Console, click on the X besides the bar. You can enable it again via View in the main menu.
The status bar shows the version number of your PRTG Enterprise Console and the Paessler logo which leads you to the Paessler website when you click on it. Furthermore, the status bar contains a Contact Support link which will open a window to leave feedback or to ask for support, and a Follow & Share link which opens PRTG's social network contact information in the Ajax web interface.