“The page below is from the manual of PRTG,
our quick-to-install and easy-to-use network monitoring software”

Aurelio, System Admin at Paessler AG

You can set priorities for all objects in your setup as well as categorize devices or sensors as favorites. Both settings affect how your objects are displayed.

Note: Settings for priority and favorites are stored for the entire installation; they are not user specific.

Priority for All Objects

The priority setting affects in which order your objects are displayed when you view table lists. PRTG lists objects with a higher priority first, others underneath, depending on their own priority. Furthermore, device overview pages display gauges for sensors with a high priority.

To change priority settings, right-click an object to open the context menu and select Priority . You can choose between 5 stars ***** (top priority) and one star * (lowest priority). By default, all objects are set to medium priority (3 stars *** ). In the page header bar and in lists, you can set a priority directly by one click on a star, for example, for sensors on a device overview page.

Context Menu: PriorityContext Menu: Priority

Note: Select 4 or 5 stars for particular sensors to activate their gauges on device overview pages.

Favorites for Devices and Sensors

To call a list of all your favorite devices or sensors, select Devices | Favorite Devices or Sensors | Favorite Sensors from the main menu. These lists are sorted by priority as well.

You can mark any device or sensor as favorite to add it to the favorite list. Right click on it to open the context menu. Select Priority/Favorite | Add to Favorites . A small black flag symbol will be added next to the object's name.

Context Menu: Priority/Favorites (Add)Context Menu: Priority/Favorites (Add)

To remove an object from the favorites list, select Priority/Favorite | Remove from Favorites from the context menu.

Context Menu: Priority/Favorites (Remove)Context Menu: Priority/Favorites (Remove)

There is also the option to add a device or sensor to favorites by one click in the device tree. Just click on the small flag symbol right to the respective object name for this concern. If the flag is black, the specific object is already a favorite; clicking anew on the flag will remove it from favorites and the flag will turn gray again.

One-Click Adding to Favorites in the Device TreeOne-Click Adding to Favorites in the Device Tree

Priority and Favorites in the Page Header Bar

You can add any device or sensor to favorites on its respective details page by clicking on the small flag symbol in the page header bar. If the flag is black, the selected object is already a favorite; clicking anew on the flag will remove it from favorites and the flag will turn gray again. It is also possible to set the priority of the object by a click on one of the five stars in the page header; five stars ***** means top priority, one star * is the lowest priority.

One-Click Favorite and Priority in the Page Header BarOne-Click Favorite and Priority in the Page Header Bar

 

 

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