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How can I add statistics about a sensor’s downtime to maps?

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I would like to add the information that is shown in the page header bar of a sensor to my PRTG Maps. The values which I can see in this bar are, for example, percentages for downtime, uptime, and coverage, as well as the time since the last up and the last down sensor scan result.

How can I get these downtime, uptime, and coverage stats into my maps?

A Sensor's Page Header Bar

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Created on Apr 29, 2014 1:49:24 PM by  Gerald Schoch [Paessler Support]

Last change on Apr 29, 2014 2:24:26 PM by  Gerald Schoch [Paessler Support]



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This article applies to PRTG Network Monitor 14 or later

Displaying Uptime, Downtime, and Coverage Statistics in Maps

The values you can see for downtime %, uptime %, coverage %, and the elapsed time since the last down/up scans are not part of default map objects. Because of, you have to create a custom map object if you want to have this information on your dashboards.

The HTML code below will provide you such an object:

  1. Copy the code and paste it into an editor.
  2. Name the file, for example, updowntime.htm
  3. Save the file into the \webroot\mapobjects subfolder of your PRTG installation.
  4. Create a new map or open an existing one where you want to add this object to.
  5. Select the Map Designer tab.
  6. Select the desired sensor on the left.
  7. Open the group Custom Map Objects on the right.
  8. Drag & drop the created object Sensor Statistics Up-/Downtime into the main window.

Map Designer Adding the Custom Map Object to a Map


HTML Code for Map Object “Sensor Statistics Up-/Downtime”

<!--Custom Map Objects: Sensor Statistics Up-/Downtime-->

<div class="map_object" id="<@itemid>" objectid="<@objectid>" subid="<@subid>" style="<#mapobject type="topleftcoordinates" subid="<@subid>" mode="<@editmode>">">
<#checkobjecttype objecttype="sensor" nicemessage="true" id="<@objectid>">
<#mapobject type="objectgrip" mode="<@editmode>">
<#mapobject type="htmlbefore" subid="<@subid>">
  <h2><#objectproperty name="Name" id="<@objectid>">:</h2>
  <#objectstatus name="downsens" id="<@objectid>">
  <p>
    Uptime: <#objectstatus name="uptime" id="<@objectid>"> [<#objectstatus name="uptimetime" id="<@objectid>">]
  </p>
  <p>
    Downtime: <#objectstatus name="downtime" id="<@objectid>"> [<#objectstatus name="downtimetime" id="<@objectid>">]
  </p>
  <p>
    Coverage: <#objectstatus name="knowntime" show="textshort" id="<@objectid>"> [<#objectstatus name="knowntime" show="htmllong" id="<@objectid>"> of <#objectstatus name="cumsince" show="textshort" id="<@objectid>"> since <#objectstatus name="cumsince" show="htmllong" id="<@objectid>">]
  </p>
  <p>
    Last Up: <#objectstatus name="lastup" show="htmllong" id="<@objectid>">
  </p>
  <p>
    Last Down: <#objectstatus name="lastdown" show="htmllong" id="<@objectid>">
  </p>
  <#mapobject type="htmlafter" subid="<@subid>">
</div>

Of course, you can adjust this map objects as you like. See the article How can I add or edit map objects used for PRTG's maps?

Note: You can find other possible values which you can add to this map object in the PRTG API documentation, tab Live Data, section Supported Output Columns: http://<your PRTG installation>/api.htm?tabid=3

Created on Apr 29, 2014 2:22:50 PM by  Gerald Schoch [Paessler Support]

Last change on Apr 29, 2014 2:25:24 PM by  Gerald Schoch [Paessler Support]



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