A group allows us to group together one or more objects. There are three kinds of groups: hosts, services and contacts.
The hosts groups and services groups serve mainly for viewing graphics or to group the objects. Contact groups are used mainly for the configuration of ACLs.
To add a host group:
Go to the menu: Configuration > Hosts
In the left menu, click on Host Groups
Click on Add
The Host Group Name and Alias defines the name and the alias of the host group.
The Linked Hosts list allows us to add hosts in the hostgroup.
The Notes field allows us to add optional notes concerning the host group.
The Notes URL field defined a URL which can be used to give more information on the hostgroup.
The Action URL field defined a URL normally use to give information on actions on the hostgroup (maintenance, etc.).
The Icon field indicates the icon to be use for the host group.
The Map Icon is the icon use for mapping.
The RRD retention field is expressed in days, it serves to define the duration of retention of the services belonging to this hostgroup in the RRD database. It will be the default duration defined in the menu: “ Administration > Options > CentStorage ” if this value is not defined.
The Status and Comments fields allow to enable or disable the host group and to make comments on it.
To add a service group:
Go into the menu: Configuration > Services
In the left menu, click on Service Groups
Click on Add
The Service Group Name and Description fields describes the name and the description of the service group.
The Linked Host Services list allows us to choose the various services that will be included in this group.
The Linked Host Group Services list allows us to choose the services linked to a host group that will be part of this group.
The Linked Service Templates list allows to deploy a service based on this template on all hosts linked to this group.
The Status and Comments fields allow to enable or disable the service group and to make comment on it.
To add a group of contacts:
Go into the menu: Configuration > Users
In the left menu, click on Contact Groups
Click on Add
The Contact Group Name and Alias fields define the name and the description of the contact group.
The Linked Contacts list allows us to add contacts to the contact group.
The Status and Comment fields allow to enable or disable the group of contacts and to make comment on it.
For more information refer to the associated chapter covering groups.