PRTG Manual: Reports

You can use reports to analyze historic monitoring results over a specified time such as one or more days, one month, or an entire year, and for your system configuration. You can create reports for all sensors or only for certain sensors.

Introduction

PRTG includes a reporting engine for on-demand report generation as well as scheduled report generation in HTML, PDF, 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.

The content and layout of the report is controlled by the report template of your choice and is the same for all sensors in a report. The report time that is shown in data tables and data graph legends depends on the system time of your PRTG core server, not on the time zone settings of the current user account.

Report Sample

Report Sample

The sample report above shows the report data for devices on a local probe. You can see graphs for the preceding week, plus data tables with numeric results.

Start Reports

Click Reports in the main menu bar to view or add reports on your monitoring data. Hover over Reports to show other options.

Option

Description

All

Open the Reports overview where you can view or add reports of your monitoring data.

Add Report

Open a dialog to directly add a new report.

Select Report

Open a report. Hover over Select Report to show other options. Follow the menu path (it is specific to your setup) to select a report.

Configuration Reports

Create reports for maps, reports, users & user groups, and system configuration to document changes to the configuration. Hover over Configuration Reports to see the available configuration reports.

Reports Overview

List of Reports

List of Reports

In the All view, you see a list of all reports for monitoring data. Every section shows information about one report.

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.

Period

Shows the time span that the report covers.

Schedule

Shows if you set a schedule to automatically run the report regularly.

Email

If you set a schedule and an email address in the report settings, this shows the email address to which PRTG automatically sends the report.

Status

Shows the status of the report.

Next Run

If you set a schedule in the report settings, this shows when PRTG runs the report the next time.

Last Run

If you set a schedule in the report settings, this shows when PRTG ran the report the last time.

# Sensors in Last Run

Shows the number of sensors whose data was included in the last run.

See also section Working with Table Lists. Additionally, the multi-edit functionality is available. This enables you to change properties of several objects simultaneously via bulk changes. For more information, see section Multi-Edit.

Hover over plus_button and select Add Report from the menu to add a new report, or click the name of a report to view and edit its settings. You can also run a preconfigured report by clicking its name and then using the options on the Run Now tab.

icon-square-cyanFor both options, see section Reports Step By Step.

icon-i-round-blueYou can only run configuration reports via the main menu bar.

Working With Reports

For detailed information on how to create, edit, and schedule reports, see the following sections:

Automatic Averaging

For performance reasons, PRTG automatically averages monitoring data when calculating data for large time spans. Data is then averaged regardless of the selected average interval.

Time Span in Report

Minimum Level of Detail (Average Interval)

Up to 40 days

Any

40 to 500 days

60 minutes/1 hour or larger

Reports for time spans of more than 500 days are not possible. If you enter a longer time span, it is automatically shortened to 365 days.

icon-i-round-blueUnder certain circumstances, the resulting report might contain a time span that differs from the defined start and end date because of internal averaging processes. When averages are greater than 1 hour and they do not equal 24 hours, and they are combined with certain time spans, the resulting data points might be asynchronous to the time spans. Especially consider this behavior when you use application programming interface (API) calls to generate reports.

Configuration Reports

Configuration reports are a special type of reports that show the PRTG configuration. They are available for Maps, Reports, Users & User Groups, and System Configuration. PRTG generates configuration reports and displays them 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, Reports overview, as well as on the User Accounts and User Groups tabs of the system administration. The configuration report System Configuration includes the system administration settings of the tabs User Interface, Monitoring, Notification Delivery, Core & Probes, and Cluster.

icon-i-round-blueConfiguration reports are interactive so you can click available links to go to the corresponding web page in the PRTG web interface.

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