Host Templates inherits Host/Service Templates

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Host Templates inherits Host/Service Templates

#1 Post by blubbersuelze » Sat Jun 22, 2013 11:50 am


it should be to be possible to build Service Templates, for Grouping together all Graphs of DNS, Proxy, USV, Radius, ...

This Service Templates should be able to be added into Host Templates or other Service Templates.
Also it should be possible to add a Host Template into an other Host Template.

What is the Advantage of this?
You can group together all Graphs of each Service, so you have only to add the Service Template(s) to a Host.
If you have a Machine which is similiar to another Machine, but has an additional Service on it, you can create a new Host Template and have only to add the Host-Template of the other Machine and the Service Template of the additional Service.

With it you could much easier see which Services are monitored and if you want to add another Graph to all of the Machines, maybe a new Graph for DNS-Service, you only have to add it into the DNS-Service-Template and all Machines which inherits to this Service/Host-Template will have this Graph in it instantly.


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Re: Host Templates inherits Host/Service Templates

#2 Post by gandalf » Mon Aug 05, 2013 3:23 pm

This matches one of my ideas, host templates that includes other host templates. But this is currently not on any roadmap

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