PRTG Manual: Manage Device Tree

In the device tree (or parts of it), click the Management tab to enter a different tree view that shows your devices and sensors in a less colorful way. While in this view, you can move monitoring objects via drag-and-drop in your browser window. You can also select objects to view and edit their settings. Changes take effect immediately. When you are done, leave the Management tab.

To arrange objects in the tree, you have the following options.

Move or Clone a Sensor

You can either move a sensor within the same device, or clone a sensor to a different device.

  • Within the same device, drag any sensor and drop it on the place where you want it to be. The sensor is moved to this position and the other sensors are lined up after it.
  • Drag any sensor from one device and drop it on a different device to clone a sensor. This creates the same sensor with the same settings on the new device, and maintains the original sensor.
    icon-i-round-blueCloned sensors initially show a Paused status to give you the chance to change any settings before monitoring begins. Check the settings and resume monitoring.

icon-i-round-blueYou cannot clone fixed objects such as the root group, a probe device, or PRTG system-internal sensors.

icon-i-round-blueTo clone entire groups or devices, use the clone object functionality in the objects' context menu.

Move a Group or Device

You can change a group's or device's position via drag-and-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 appears that shows the future position. When you drop it, the group or device is moved to this position and the other probes, groups, and devices are lined up underneath.
  • Drag any group or device from one probe or group and drop it on a different probe or group. A small red arrow appears that shows the future position. When you drop it, the group or device is moved to the new probe or group and the other groups and devices are lined up underneath. This way, you can change the probe a group or device is part of, or to add groups or devices to other groups.

icon-i-round-blueYou cannot move the local probe, the hosted probe, or remote probes.

Multi-Edit Object Properties

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 that you want to edit, change the respective values, and click Save. The changes are applied to all selected objects.

The dialog is the same as described in section Multi-Edit.

Related Topics

For other ways to arrange objects, see