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 or only for certain sensors.

Introduction

PRTG includes a powerful reporting engine for the ad-hoc as well as scheduled report generation in HTML, PDF, CSV, and XML format. This means that you can run reports on demand or on a regular basis (for example, once a day or once a month). 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 timezone 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 to view or add reports of your monitoring data. Hover over Reports to show other menu items. Choose between:

Reports

All

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

Add Report

Open an assistant to directly add a new report.

Select Report ›

Open an existing report. Point to Select Report to show other menu items. 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. Point to Reports | 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 existing reports for monitoring data. Every section shows information about one report:

  • 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 regularly execute the report automatically.
  • Email: If you set a schedule and an email address in the report settings, this shows the email address to which PRTG sends the report automatically.
  • Status: Shows the current 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.
  • Number of Sensors in Last Run: Shows about how many sensors the report includes data.

Please also see 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 details, see the Multi-Edit Lists section.

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

icon-book-arrowsFor both options, see the Reports Step By Step section.

icon-i-roundYou can only run configuration reports via the main menu.

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 will automatically be shortened to 365 days.

Configuration Reports

Configuration reports are a special type of reports and show the current 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 in the common PRTG report style (like, for example, Historic Data Reports of sensors). You can use configuration reports, for example, to file and document changes to the configuration of your PRTG installation.

Configuration reports contain the same information as you can see on the overview pages of Maps, Reports, as well as on the system administration tabs User Accounts and User Groups. The configuration report System Configuration includes the current system administration settings of the tabs User Interface, Monitoring, Notification Delivery, Core & Probes, and Cluster.

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

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