PRTG Manual: Management
This documentation refers to an administrator user accessing the PRTG web interface on a master node. If you use other user accounts, interfaces, or failover nodes, you might not see all of the options in the way described here. If you use a cluster installation, note that failover nodes are read-only by default.
Click the Management tab. You see a split screen:
- On the left side, your library is shown (empty in the beginning).
- On the right side, you see your device tree, as known from the device tree's Management tab.
From the device tree on the right side, drag objects and drop them on the library on the left side. Each dropped object is immediately added as a new library node. Repeat this procedure as often as you wish until you have added all desired items to the library.
When adding single sensors to the library, there can only be one sensor in one library node.
Library nodes can contain up to 1,000 sensors.
You can also create nested library nodes by adding a new library node underneath a library node or to a group.
Drag and drop library nodes to change their position. If you want to change the monitoring object that is associated with a library node, you can change the Linked Object in the library node's settings.
Right-click the name of a library node and from the context menu, select Edit | Settings to change the Library Node Display Settings. In this dialog, you can change the name of the library and its tags, as well as the linked object, library node type, and filters.
These settings are available for each library node. You can choose to either show the Linked Object as a subtree of your device tree, or to view a collection of all sensors underneath the Linked Object.
When selecting the subtree view, the library node looks like a branch in your device tree, as shown in the screenshot below for the library node named My Sub Tree.
When selecting a sensor collection view, only the sensors underneath the Linked Object are shown. Probes, groups, and devices are omitted. You can additionally filter for certain sensor Type, Status, and Tags. Only matching sensors are shown. The screenshot below shows the same Linked Object as above, but in sensor collection view, additionally filtered for sensors with a bandwidthsensor tag.
For more information, see section Libraries and Node Settings (Overview—Library Node Display Settings).
You can right-click an object to view a context menu on the Management tab as well as on the Overview tab.
For more information, see section Context Menus.