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Do you have documentation for Best Practices to configure groups, devices, sensors, etc.?



I'm new to PRTG and looking for any documentation on best practices to setup the system. Any assistance would be appreciated.

device groups sensor

Created on Feb 25, 2010 12:45:10 AM

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this question is very hard to answer in general approach. Setting up PRTG does significantly depend on your network (architecture, devices and services) and also, on how you want to use PRTG.

Created on Feb 25, 2010 10:57:47 AM by  Torsten Lindner [Paessler Support]

Last change on Dec 2, 2021 10:35:21 AM by  Maike Guba [Paessler Support] (2,404) 2 1



Generally, we recommend creating devices with the Auto-Discovery functionality using a device template. If you switch on Auto-Discovery on a regular basis, changes to your device template will automatically take effect on all devices that are connected to this template.

Let me list some additional introductory sections from the user manual (PRTG 7):

PRTG Object Hierarchy

Object Hierarchy in PRTG

Created on Feb 25, 2010 12:04:17 PM by  Daniel Zobel [Product Manager]

Last change on Mar 17, 2010 12:08:07 PM by  Daniel Zobel [Product Manager]

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