PRTG Manual: Priority and Favorites

You can set priorities for all your monitoring objects and also categorize devices or sensors as favorites. Both settings affect how your objects are displayed.

i_round_blueSettings for priority and favorites are stored for the entire installation. They are not user-specific.

Priority for All Objects

The priority setting affects the order in which PRTG lists your objects in table lists. PRTG lists objects with a higher priority first, others underneath, depending on their own priority. Furthermore, a device can display gauges for sensors with a high priority on its Overview tab.

To change priority settings, right-click an object to open the context menu and select Priority/Favorite. You can choose from top priority with 5 stars (i_priority_5) to lowest priority with one star (i_priority_1). By default, all objects are set to medium priority with 3 stars (i_priority_3). In the page header bar and in lists, you can directly set a priority via the stars.

Context Menu: Priority

Context Menu: Priority

i_round_blueSelect 4 or 5 stars for particular sensors to display their gauges on the Overview tab of the parent device.

i_round_blueSelect 5 stars for a map to show it as an entry in the main menu bar under Home.

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 it to open the context menu. Select Priority/Favorite | Add to Favorites. A black flag icon (i_flag_black) is 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 with one click in the device tree. Click the flag icon to the right of the respective object name. To make an object a favorite, click i_flag_transparent. The flag turns black. To remove an object from your favorites, click i_flag_black. The flag turns transparent.

One-Click Adding to Favorites in the Device Tree

One-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 Overview tab. To do so, click i_flag_transparent_gray in the page header bar of a device or i_flag_transparent_green in the page header bar of a sensor. Click i_flag_blue for a device or i_flag_white for a sensor to remove the respective object from your favorites.

It is also possible to set the priority of the object via the five stars in the page header bar. i_priority_5 means top priority, i_priority_1 means lowest priority.

One-Click Favorite and Priority in the Page Header Bar

One-Click Favorite and Priority in the Page Header Bar

Basic Procedures