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How can I drawn more than one line between the devices on the Map?



Hello Paessler, I need to make a map based on a ring topology, and every node will have around 4 links (redundant fibers). Is there any way I can draw more than one line between the devices? So far I can just drag the link from one device to another, but I can't seem to duplicate those lines.

Thank you!

drawn lines map

Created on Feb 11, 2014 1:43:14 PM

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As long as you are not adding the same line twice (i.e. multiple lines from device A to device B, for example), you should be able to draw as many lines as you want, e.g. from device A to B to C to D, etc... Adding two lines between the same devices will result in the same line being added.

Created on Feb 11, 2014 4:10:12 PM by  Patrick Hutter [Paessler Support] (7,225) 3 3



Hello Patrick, Thank you for answering, but indeed the problema is between the same devices. Per example, the device A and B have 2 fibers between them, there's no way I can drawn the 2 lines between A and B?

Thank you.

Created on Feb 11, 2014 5:10:04 PM



I'm afraid not. Two lines between the same 2 devices is not possible. Sorry.

Created on Feb 12, 2014 1:41:10 PM by  Patrick Hutter [Paessler Support] (7,225) 3 3



When PRTG shall add this feature? It's quite common to add multiple lines between switches.

Created on Jan 5, 2017 10:24:37 AM



Dear andu337

Line coloring is done using the status of the selected object. A PRTG object can have only one status. Having multiple lines between the same to objects would not add information.

Created on Jan 5, 2017 5:46:56 PM by  Arne Seifert [Paessler Support]

Last change on Jan 5, 2017 5:47:07 PM by  Arne Seifert [Paessler Support]



Dashboard Maps show connection line for all interfaces devices.

You can create a custom sensor to make the connections of all the interfaces of your topology and show more detailed information of the interfaces of the devices.

With this custom sensor you can make all the interconnections of the device topology.

Customizing the map object .


PRTG Network Monitor - Custom Map Object

Create the custom map objects saving the codes below in the C:\Program Files (x86)\PRTG Network Monitor\webroot\mapobjects

Custom Map Object - Sensor Status Connect Line

Save the code with the name (An icon B2 - Sensor Status Connect Line.htm).

<!-- Custom: Sensor Status Connect Line-->

<div class="map_object map_icon map_icon_large mapicon_status_transparent" id="<@itemid>" objectid="<@objectid>" subid="<@subid>" style="<#mapobject type="topleftcoordinates" subid="<@subid>" mode="<@editmode>">">
  <#mapobject type="objectgrip" mode="<@editmode>">
  <#mapobject type="htmlbefore" subid="<@subid>">
  <a href="/sensor.htm?id=<@objectid>" show="linklong">

 <div  data-toggle="tooltip"  data-placement="top"
  title=" Device: <#objectproperty  name="ParentDevice" show="text" id="<@objectid>">
  <p>Interface: <#objectproperty name="Name" id="<@objectid>">
  <p>Traffic: <#objectstatus name="lastvalue" id="<@objectid>">">
    <div class="animate-flicker"> <#objectstatus name="downsens"  id="<@objectid>"> 
    <#objectstatus name="warnsens" id="<@objectid>"> </div>
    <#objectstatus name="partialdownsens"  id="<@objectid>">
    <#objectstatus name="downacksens"  id="<@objectid>">
    <#objectstatus name="upsens"  id="<@objectid>">
    <#objectstatus name="pausedsens" id="<@objectid>">
    <#objectstatus name="unusualsens" id="<@objectid>">
    <#objectstatus name="undefinedsens" id="<@objectid>">
  <#mapobject type="htmlafter" subid="<@subid>"> </a>
  <#mapobject type="htmlafter" subid="<@subid>">

Animation for sensors with status dwon - warn

I added an animation for sensors with status dwon and warn, using the class ( animate - flicker ) Paste the data below the file (styles_custom.css) .

C:\Program Files (x86)\PRTG Network Monitor\webroot\css

.withfadeout {
  -webkit-transition: all 10s ease-in-out;
  -moz-transition: all 10s ease-in-out;
  -ms-transition: all 10s ease-in-out;
  -o-transition: all 10s ease-in-out;
  transition: all 10s ease-in-out;
@keyframes flickerAnimation { /* flame pulses */
  0%   { opacity:1; }
  50%  { opacity:0; }
  100% { opacity:1; }
.animate-flicker {
    animation: flickerAnimation 5s infinite;

Topology with connection lines


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Zarate Max.





Created on Jan 5, 2017 5:52:39 PM

Last change on Jan 10, 2017 8:25:01 AM by  Torsten Lindner [Paessler Support]

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