PRTG Manual: Reports

With the Reports feature, you can view and analyze historic monitoring results for a specific period of time or for your system configuration. You can create reports for all sensors or only for specific sensors.

Example of a Report

Example of a Report

i_round_blueThe report above shows the report data for devices on a local probe. You can see graphs for the preceding week and data tables with numeric results.

In this section:

Introduction

You can generate reports on demand or via schedules in HTML and PDF format, as well as in comma-separated values (CSV) and Extensible Markup Language (XML) format. Furthermore, you can create reports for a single sensor or for a whole range of sensors. It is also possible to create HTML reports of your system configuration.

Report templates define the overall look of your report and in which detail the report shows monitoring data.

Preconfigured Reports

PRTG provides several preconfigured reports that you can also edit or delete.

  • Summary report for all sensors
  • Top 100 Busy/Idle Processor Sensors
  • Top 100 Fastest/Slowest HTTP Sensors
  • Top 100 Fastest/Slowest Ping Sensors
  • Top 100 Free/Full Disk Space Sensors
  • Top 100 Most/Least Used Bandwidth Sensors
  • Top 100 Most/Least Used Memory Sensors
  • Top 100 Uptime/Downtime Report

Reports Menu

Click Reports in the main menu bar to open an overview list of all reports about monitoring data. Hover over Reports to show other options.

Option

Description

All

Open the Reports list where you can view or add reports about your monitoring data.

Add Report

Open a dialog to create a new report.

Select Report

Hover over Select Report to show a list of your reports about monitoring data. Click a report to open it.

Configuration Reports

Hover over Configuration Reports to see the available configuration reports. Select an item to create reports for maps, reports, users and user groups, and system configuration to document changes to the configuration.

Reports List

In the All view, you see a list of all reports about monitoring data.

List of Reports

List of Reports

Section

Description

Object

Shows the name of the report.

Template

Shows the name of the template that this report uses.

Security Context

Shows the user account that PRTG uses to run the report. This user account defines which objects are visible in the report.

i_square_cyanFor more information, see section Report Settings.

Period

Shows the time span that the report covers.

Schedule

Shows if you set a schedule to automatically run the report in a regular interval.

i_square_cyanFor more information, see section Report Settings.

Email

Shows the email address to which PRTG automatically sends the report if you set a schedule and entered an email address in the report settings.

Status

Shows the status of the report.

Next Run

Shows the date and time at which PRTG runs the report the next time if you set a schedule in the report settings.

Last Run

Shows the date and time at which PRTG ran the report the last time if you set a schedule in the report settings.

# Sensors in Last Run

Shows the number of sensors whose data was included when PRTG last ran the report.

Click the name of a report about monitoring data to open the Run Now tab.
i_round_blueYou can only run configuration reports via the main menu bar.

Enable the check box next to a report and use the quick action buttons to perform the following actions:

  • Clone (b_multi_edit_clone): Create a clone of this report.
  • Delete (b_multi_edit_delete): Delete this report.
  • Settings (b_multi_edit_settings): Open this report and change its settings.

To add a new report, hover over b_add and select Add Report from the menu.

i_square_cyanSee also sections Working with Table Lists and Multi-Edit.

Configuration Reports

Configuration reports show the PRTG configuration. They are available for Maps, Reports, Users & User Groups, and System Configuration. PRTG directly displays a configuration report in a new browser window as an HTML page. You can use configuration reports, for example, to file and document changes to the PRTG configuration.

Configuration reports contain the same information as you can see on the Maps overview, the Reports overview, and on the User Accounts and User Groups tabs of the system administration settings. The configuration report System Configuration includes the system administration settings of the User Interface, Monitoring, Notification Delivery, Core & Probes, and Cluster tabs.

i_round_blueConfiguration reports are interactive. You can click available links to go to the corresponding pages in the PRTG web interface.

Automatic Averaging

For performance reasons, PRTG automatically averages monitoring data when it calculates data for large periods of time.

Period of Time in Report

Minimum Level of Detail (Averaging Interval)

Up to 40 days

Any

40 to 500 days

60 minutes/1 hour or longer

i_round_redReports for periods that are longer than 500 days are not possible. If you enter a longer period, PRTG automatically shortens it to 500 days.

i_round_blueIn some cases, the generated report might contain a period of time that differs from the defined start and end date for the report because of internal averaging processes. When averaging intervals are longer than 1 hour and do not equal 24 hours, and when they are combined with specific periods of time, the resulting data points might be asynchronous to the periods of time. Consider this behavior particularly if you use application programming interface (API) calls to generate reports.

Working With Reports

For detailed information on how to work with reports, see the following sections:

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