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Version: 21.10

Categories

Generally speaking, the categories serve either to define a criticality level for a host or a service, or to group together technically a set of objects (services linked to the execution of a request on a MariaDB DBMS, etc.). Good practice requires that we group hosts or services together into categories to facilitate the filtration of these objects in ACL. The categories are also used to define types of objects in the Centreon MAP module or to classify the objects within sub-groups in the Centreon BI module.

Hosts category

Go to the Configuration > Hosts > Categories menu and click on Add.

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  • The Host Category Name and Alias fields contain respectively the name and the alias of the category of host.
  • The Linked hosts list allows us to add hosts to the category.
  • If a host template is added to Linked host template list all the hosts which inherit from this Model belong to this category.
  • The Severity type box signifies that the category of hosts has a criticality level.
  • The Level and Icon fields define a criticality level and an associated icon respectively.
  • The Status and Comment fields allow us to enable or disable the category of host and to comment on it.

Services category

Go to the Configuration > Services > Categories menu and click on Add.

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  • The Name and Description fields define the name and the description of the category of service.
  • If a service template is added to Service Template Descriptions list all the services which inherit from this template belong to this category.
  • The Severity type box signifies that the category of service has a criticality level.
  • The Level and Icon fields define a criticality level and an associated icon respectively.
  • The Status field allows us to enable or disable the category of services.