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How can I display top 10 lists of sensors filtered by type in PRTG?



I want to compare the best/worst uptime sensors by the type of the sensor, for example comparing the ten best/worst ping sensors for the selected group. How can I do this?

filter groups prtg sensors top-10 toplist uptime

Created on Dec 6, 2012 4:28:14 PM by  Gerald Schoch [Paessler Support]

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This article applies to PRTG Network Monitor 8 or later

Displaying Top 10 Lists of Sensors Filtered by Type

Note: This article describes features that are not officially supported by PRTG. They may or may not work in your installation and we cannot guarantee that URLs you create using our instructions will work for future releases of PRTG.

Extend URL of Top 10 Lists

Filtering top 10 lists by sensor type is not implemented into the standard main menu. Though, in the AJAX Web Interface, you can create the necessary URLs manually. It is possible to bookmark the URL then to access the created list later.

  • From the main menu, choose Sensors | Top 10 Lists. You will see a page with several lists, showing the top 10 sensors for different categories.
  • To filter the lists add ?filter_type=type to the URL; for example ?filter_type=ping for ping sensors.
  • The complete URL for top 10 lists filtered for ping sensors would be, for example: https://myPRTGServer/top10.htm?filter_type=ping

Filter Other Lists

It is also possible to filter the Highest Uptime and any other list page for any sensor type. You can do this by adding &filter_type=type to the URL, for example &filter_type=ping for ping sensors. To find out the internal designation of a sensor type, simply choose Sensors | By Type | ... | Sensorname from the main menu and have a look at the URL!

Created on Dec 6, 2012 4:35:32 PM by  Gerald Schoch [Paessler Support]

Last change on Dec 7, 2012 9:38:54 AM by  Gerald Schoch [Paessler Support]

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