New Features in PRTG 8 - Part 5: A Little Slideshow

 Originally published on September 01, 2010 by Daniel Zobel
Last updated on March 03, 2022 • 9 minute read

While the beta test of PRTG 8 is running we are posting a series of blog articles about new features! In the last blog entries, a lot of new features have already been introduced. To give you an extensive insight into the new Ajax web interface, we've compiled a series of screenshots so you can directly dive into the new look & feel of PRTG.

PRTG 8 Web Interface Screenshots

Devices Tree View

The tree view lists all of your devices in hierarchical order. Here, the Root group is shown with groups and devices, and the sensors for the devices. On the right side, summary charts for monitoring data are shown, as well as a geographical map indicating the location for every device. PRTG 8 Root Group

Device Detail View

The detail view of a device lists all sensors, monitoring different aspects, such as Ping, different protocols, and ports with status and mini-graphs. Here, a hardware firewall is shown. On the right side, summary charts for monitoring data are shown, as well as a geographical map indicating the location of the device.

Device Detail View

Detailed Graph

Detailed graphs visualize your monitoring data. Here, a graph for a Ping sensor is shown. Every line shows one channel of the sensor, such as downtime, minimum and maximum response time, and average Ping time, and Packet Loss in percent.  Detailed Graph

Toplists Show Bandwidth Usage

NetFlow, sFlow, and Packet Sniffing sensors support customizable toplists. They show the bandwidth usage by IP address, protocol, etc. Here, a toplist of the Top Talkers for a time span in August is shown. The chart shows the bandwidth usage by IP in percent. Toplists Show Bandwidth Usage

Stacked Graphs

Stacked Graphs visualize the components of the total bandwidth usage. The screenshots below show:

  1. Packet Sniffer graph, with traffic split into different protocols.
  2. The traffic of Paessler's fiber optic connection. Traffic in and out are split at the x-axis, showing traffic out mirrored to traffic in.
  3. CPU load graph. Each CPU's load is shown in one graph; the single stacked graphs show the CPU total usage.

Stacked Graphs Stacked Graphs Stacked Graphs

Easy Sensor Setup

You can choose from over 80 different sensor types. You can choose a sensor by category, or simply search for a sensor type name. Add Sensor Dialog

Alarms and Warnings Lists

The Alarms list shows all sensors that are currently in an Alarm or Warning status. It assists you to gain an overview of all problems in your network very quickly. The list shows the sensors' states, last value, message, and a mini-graph. Alarms and Warnings Lists

Create Own Maps

Using the Maps feature, you can create your own overviews of your network.  Simply add objects from your setup, for example, icons, data tables, or graphs. You can make every Map publicly accessible, if you like. 

Create Own Maps—Add Objects

Adding new objects to your Map is easy: Simply select an appropriate icon from the list. You can also choose from geographical maps. Additionally, you can draw lines between objects to visualize network connections. Create Own Maps - Add Objects Create Own Maps - Add Objects

Cluster Status

Keep track of your cluster's status at any time. The Cluster Status page shows which nodes are connected to the cluster and if there are any connection or performance problems. Cluster Status

Beta Test it Today

Why not go and see for yourself? Download the latest Beta version today and have a look! All information can be found on the PRTG 8 Beta web page.