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PRTG Manual: Manage Device Tree
While viewing the device tree (or parts of it), click on the Management tab to enter a different tree view which shows your devices and sensors is a less colorful way. While in this view you can move monitoring objects using drag&drop in your browser window. Changes take effect immediately. When done, leave the Management tab.
In order to arrange objects in the tree, you have the following options:
You can either move a sensor within the same device, or clone a sensor to another device.
- Within the same device, drag any sensor and drop it to the place where you want to have it. A grey shade will show the future position. When dropping, the sensor will be moved to this position and existing sensors will be lined up after it. This is a very easy way to reposition your sensors.
- Drag any sensor from one device and drop it on another to clone a sensor. This will create the same sensor type, with the same settings, on the new device, while maintaining the original sensor. A grey shade will show the future position. After dropping the sensor on a new device, the web interface will ask for a New Sensor Name . This gives you the choice to confirm the clone process with Ok or to Cancel . Note: Cloned sensors are put to Pause status initially to give you the chance to change any settings before monitoring begins. Please check the settings and resume monitoring.
Note: You cannot clone 'fixed' objects, such as the root group or a probe device. You cannot clone the sensor types QoS (Quality of Service) One Way Sensor and QoS (Quality of Service) Round Trip Sensor .
You can change a group's or device's position by using drag&drop.
- Within the same probe or group, drag any group or device and move it up or down in the device tree. A small red arrow will appear, showing the future position. When dropping, the group or device will be moved to this position and existing probes, groups, and devices will be lined up underneath. This is a very easy way to reposition your groups or devices.
- Drag any group or device from one probe or group and drop it on another probe or group. A small red arrow will appear, showing the future position. When dropping, the group or device will be moved to the new probe or group. Existing groups and devices will be lined up underneath. This is a very easy way to change the probe a group or device is part of, or to add groups or devices to other groups.
Note: The Local Probe and Remote Probes cannot be moved.
You can use Multi-Edit for object settings:
- Hold down the Ctrl key and select multiple groups, devices, or sensors (one of a kind).
- In the appearing dialog, select the settings you would like to edit, change the according values and click on Save . The changes will be applied to all selected objects.
The dialog is the same as described in the Multi-Edit (Edit Settings) section.
For other ways to arrange objects, please see
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