PRTG Manual: Manage Device Tree
While viewing 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 using drag-and-drop in your browser window. You can also view and edit object settings by selecting an object. Changes take effect immediately. When done, leave the Management tab.
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 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 existing 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, while maintaining the original sensor.
Cloned sensors initially show a Paused status to give you the chance to change any settings before monitoring begins. Check the settings and resume monitoring.
You cannot clone fixed objects such as the root group, a probe device, or PRTG system-internal sensors.
You can change a group's or device's position by using 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, showing the future position. When dropping, the group or device is moved to this position and existing 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, showing the future position. When dropping, the group or device is moved to the new probe or group. Existing 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.
You cannot move the local probe, the hosted probe, or remote probes.
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.
For other ways to arrange objects, see