Sneak Preview: PRTG’s New Device Tree Views
Be One of the First to Discover PRTG's Hidden Tree Views
We continually develop PRTG to make it even more convenient for you to monitor your network. To achieve this we re-think all aspects of the software regularly, over and over again. This time we reconsidered the device tree in PRTG—exactly the part of PRTG that you use the most. No matter if you're viewing data, watching your devices' states, or setting up notification triggers, your starting point is the device tree.
One Tree, Many Views
Today, you can already choose from four views that show your configuration in different scales, from very compact (less data) to very detailed. If you've been missing views which concentrate more on the overall status overview of your network, we have something for you!
New Hidden Views
In the current build of PRTG (9.1.5) there is a hidden feature which shows three additional device tree views: Tree Map, Node Link Tree, and Sunburst. Try them out by calling the following URLs in your PRTG web interface (match case!):
Each of these views is intended to show your entire network on one page, so you know exactly which of your devices show sensors in an unusual (orange), a warning (yellow), a paused (blue), or one of the down (red) states—all at a glance.
Tree Map View
The Tree Map view, for example, covers the available area in your browser with a rectangle containing further rectangles of different color and size, representing the different devices in your monitoring configuration. It shows the states of all sensors of your entire installation in a single overview! The bigger a device is displayed, the more sensors are configured on it. Only if a rectangle is green do you know there aren't any errors for the respective device. If there are paused sensors, or sensors with unusual values, warnings, or errors, you will see the respective color (severest status wins the color combat).
Whenever you want more information about a device, simply hover over it and a pop-up window will appear with more information, just as you're used to.
Node Link Tree View
In this view, devices are again colored depending on the overall status of the sensors running on the device, just as seen in the Tree Map view above. Devices are shown in their hierarchical structure, so you see them sorted by probes and groups. More detailed information is always available on mouse over.
This view contains a lot of information at a glance, and combines features of the other two views shown above: The structure of your configuration is reflected by circles building up from the inside to the outside. It shows probes, groups, and devices. Starting with the "Local Probe" as the inner circle, the groups and devices are arranged according to their hierarchical level. Again, this view shows the states of all of your sensors in a single overview.
All segments represent the different groups and devices and are—again—colored by the overall status of the sensors running on them. The size of a segment represents the total number of sensors contained in the respective group or device.
Restore Device Tree View
In order to show the device tree in the used manner, simply select another tree view zoom (by clicking on one of the circle symbols above the tree), or call the URL
without the special parameter.
Your Feedback is Important!
If you have already installed PRTG, please try the URLs shown above with your installation, or download the free Trial version of PRTG today! Please tell us what you think by writing a quick email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Your feedback is important to us!