With PRTG's Maps feature (some people might call this 'dashboards') you can create web pages with up-to-the-minute monitoring status information in a customizable layout. Using this unique concept, you can also make your overview pages of live data publicly available, if you like.

Example of a PRTG Map

Example of a PRTG Map

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There are countless possibilities for the implementation of maps. For example, you can use this feature to:

  • Create network maps with status icons for each device on the map.
  • Create quick views of your network that can be shown on network operations center screens.
  • Create a quick network overview for publishing on the Intranet, allowing at-a-glance information for management of other employees.
  • Create a custom view of the most important sensors in your monitoring setup.
  • Create Top 10 lists of the sensors of a specific group or device.

Technically, a map is a usual HTML web page. You can build a schema of your network by choosing from hundreds of device icons and connect them with lines. A map can consist of the following elements:

  • A set of map items, which can include device icons, sensor status icons, graphs, data tables, lists of sensors, connection lines, geographical maps, or custom HTML code.
  • An optional background image (a JPG, PNG, or GIF file, for example, your company logo, or a graphical view of your network).

You can also specify the size of the map. Using the AJAX-based map editor, you can place the items anywhere on the map, and you can also change their size. Each map has a unique URL which you can use to link to the map. Users who want to access the map either need an account in your PRTG installation, or can access a public URL of the map if you allow the Public Access feature. Public maps contain a unique Map ID access key in the URL to block unwanted visitors.

PRTG comes with several pre-configured standard maps, which you can use right away. You can also change or delete them, if you like. The following maps are automatically created when you install PRTG for the first time (visible for the PRTG Administrator user):

Start Maps

Click the Maps entry from the main menu to view or add custom views of your network's status and monitoring data. Hover over Maps to show other menu items. Choose between:



Open the Maps overview page where you can view or add custom views of your network's status and monitoring data.

Add Map

Open an assistant to directly add a new map.

Select Map ›

Open an existing map. Hover over Select Map to show other menu items. Follow the menu path (it is specific to your setup) to select a map.

Maps Overview

In the All view, you see a list of all existing maps. Using the links next to a map name, you can perform the following actions.

  • Click the name of a map to view it.
  • Click the Edit button to adjust the settings of this map.
  • Click the Clone button to create an exact copy of this map. As soon as you click, the map is cloned and the cloned map's settings are shown.
  • Click the Delete button to remove this map.
  • Click the Add Map button to add a new map.

Please see also Working with Table Lists. Additionally, the multi-edit functionality is available. This enables you to change properties of several objects at a time. For more details, please see the Multi-Edit Lists section.

Map Rotation

To show several maps in a rotation, mark the desired maps using multi-edit and then select Map Rotation from the multi-edit menu. PRTG shows the selected maps in rotation on a new page then. This requires login credentials for PRTG.

It is also possible to set up a public map rotation without login:

  • Allow public access in the settings of the desired maps.
  • Use the corresponding map IDs with its secret keys to build a URL that calls a public map rotation.
  • The URL must have this format: the address of your PRTG server, followed by /public/mapshow.htm?ids=.
  • Then list the IDs of the desired maps, each separated by a comma.
  • Each map ID has to be connected with its secret key using a colon: http://yourprtgserver/public/mapshow.htm?ids=mapid1:secretkey1,mapid2:secretkey2,mapid3:secretkey3
  • While PRTG shows a map rotation, you can change the refresh interval any time when hovering over the arrows symbol in the lower right corner. Choose between 10, 30, or 60 seconds, 10 minutes or Refresh now.

Working with Maps

For detailed information on how to create and edit maps, and to learn how to make them accessible to others, please see the following sections.



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