PRTG Manual: Understanding Basic Concepts
There are a number of basic concepts that are essential for understanding the functionality and ease of use of PRTG Network Monitor. We have made our software as easy as possible to use. Setting it up for the first time and getting the first monitoring results happens almost automatically.
Nevertheless, there are some basic principles we would like to explain to you. Read these sections carefully to better understand the underlying workflow-like architecture of the monitoring system, hierarchy of objects, settings inheritance, and notifications. You will be able to permanently enhance your monitoring experience as soon as you know the basic principles of PRTG!