<%NUMBERING1%>.<%NUMBERING2%>.<%NUMBERING3%> PRTG Manual: Maps Step By Step

To create a new map, follow the steps in this section. In the web interface, click Maps in the main menu bar to show the maps main screen.

Note: This documentation refers to the PRTG System Administrator user accessing the Ajax interface on a master node. For other user accounts, interfaces, or nodes, not all of the options might be available as described. When using a cluster installation, failover nodes are read-only by default.

In this section:

Step 1: Add Map

Click the Add Map button. An assistant appears. Enter a Map Name and define Map Layout settings (size and optionally a background image). in the Public Access section, define the accessibility to your map without login.

For detailed information, see Maps Other Settings section (Settings).

Add Maps Assistant Step 1

Add Maps Assistant Step 1

Step 2: Add Map Items

Click the Continue to step 2 button to open the Map Designer. Select an object from the device tree on the left, drag&drop an object from the items list on the right side, define further properties of the item (mark it in the main window of the Map Designer and see section Properties on the right), and confirm. The item appears on the map immediately. Repeat this procedure as often as you wish until you have added all desired items to the map. Drag items to change their position. Additionally, you can also draw connection lines between items or edit existing items.

For detailed information, see Map Designer section.

Step 3: View and Share

Click the View Map tab to see your map. Later, PRTG will show it the way you see it there. If available for an object, you can click most object names as well as all sensors. It depends on the access rights of the object and the currently logged in user account if you can get more detailed information about the object or an error message indicating insufficient access rights.

Click the Get HTML tab to get the direct URL of your map that you can share with others. For detailed information, see Maps Other Settings section.

While showing a map, the single map items refresh in the refresh interval you define for this map.