Deploy services from a template

In a previous quick start you added a new host from template using the OS-Linux-SNMP template. This template of host deployed the following services:

  • CPU

  • Load

  • Memory

  • Swap

But some indicators aren’t yet monitored because they depend of the server itself, for example name of files system, name of network interfaces, etc.

First connect to your Centreon web interface with an administrator account or an account which allow to manage monitored object.

Go to the Configuration > Services > Services by host menu and click on Add button:


To add a service to a host you have to define only three fields:

  • Select the host in Linked with Hosts field

  • Define the name of the service in Description entry field, for example Traffic-eth0 to monitor the traffic bandwidth usage of interface eth0

  • Select a predefined template of service, for example OS-Linux-Traffic-Generic-Name-SNMP, in Service Template field


After selecting a template of service new field appear. This values describe arguments use to monitor your service. Most often it is the alert thresholds. You can use the default values or overwrite those.

Modify the value of macro INTERFACENAME to enter the name of network interface to monitor, for example eth0


Save the modification by clicking on Save button.


The service is now defined in Centreon web interface but the monitoring engine doesn’t monitor it!

You have now to generate the configuration, export it and send it to the monitoring engine.

You can see result in Monitoring > Status Details > Services menu: