To create a host manually:
- Go to Configuration > Hosts > Hosts and then click Add.
- Fill in the fields (see below), and then click Save.
- Deploy the configuration.
Host configuration tab
Host basic information
- The Name field defines the host name that will be used by the Monitoring Engine.
- The Alias field shows the alias of the host.
- The Address field defines the IP address or DNS name of the host. The Resolve button enables us to resolve the domain name by questioning the DNS server configured on the central server.
- The SNMP Community & Version fields contain the name of the community and the SNMP version.
- The Monitoring server field indicates which poller server is charged with monitoring this host.
- The Timezone field indicates the time zone location of the monitored hosts.
- The Templates field enables us to associate one or more host templates with this object.
In case of conflicts between settings present on multiple templates, the host template above overwrites the identical properties defined in the host templates below.
This button enables us to change the order of host templates This button is used to delete the host template
- If the Create Services linked to the Template too field is defined as Yes, Centreon automatically generates the services based in turn on the service templates linked to the host templates defined above (see the templates chapter).
Host check options
The Check Command field indicates the command use to check the availability of the host.
The Args field defines the arguments given to the check command (each argument starts with ”!”).
- The Name and Value field enable us to define the name and value of the macro.
- The Password box is used to hide the value of the macro.
To reinitialize to the default value (defined in the template), click
To view the description of the macro, click
To delete the macro, click
To change the order of the macros, click
- The Check Period field defines the time period during which the scheduler checks the status of the object.
- The Max Check Attempts field defines the number of checks to be performed before confirming the status of the host. When the status is confirmed, the notification process is triggered.
- The Normal Check Interval is expressed in minutes. It defines the interval between checks when the host status is OK.
- The Retry Check Interval is expressed in minutes. It defines the check interval of the Not-OK status of the host.
- The Active Checks Enabled and Passive Checks Enabled fields enable / disable the active and passive checks.
The Notification Enabled field is used to enable or disable notifications concerning the object.
The list of Linked contacts indicates the contacts that will receive the notifications.
The list of Linked contacts Groups indicates the groups of contacts that will receive the notifications.
If the Vertical inheritance only option is enabled on the Administration > Parameters > Centreon UI page, two extra checkboxes appear:
- If the Contact additive inheritance box is checked, Centreon does not overwrite the configuration of the parent host template, but adds the contacts in addition to the contacts defined in the parent template.
- If the Contact group additive inheritance box is checked, Centreon does not overwrite the configuration of the parent host template, but adds the contact groups in addition to the contact groups defined in the parent template.
The Notification Options define the statuses for which a notification will be sent.
The Notification Interval is expressed in minutes. It indicates the time between sending notifications when the status is Not-OK. If the value is defined as 0, the scheduler sends a single notification per status change.
The Notification Period field indicates the time period during which the notifications will be enabled.
The First notification delay is expressed in minutes. It refers to the time delay to be respected before sending the first notification when a Not-OK status is validated.
The Recovery notification delay is the time that must pass before a recovery notification is sent (when the host goes back to an UP state).
- The Host Groups list defines the host groups to which the host belongs.
- The Host Categories list defines the categories to which the host belongs.
- The Parent Hosts list enables us to define the physical family relationships between objects.
- The Child Hosts list enables us to define the physical family relationships between objects.
Data processing tab
- If Obsess Over Host is enabled, the host check feedback command will be enabled.
- The Check Freshness field allows us to enable or disable the result freshness check.
- The Freshness Threshold is expressed in seconds. If, during this period, no host status change request (passive command) is received, the active check command is executed.
- The Flap Detection Enabled field allows us to enable or disable the detection flapping in the statuses (status value changing too often in a given period).
- The Low Flap Threshold and High Flap Threshold fields define the high and low thresholds for the detection of flapping as a percentage of status change.
- The Retain Status Information and Retain Non Status Information fields indicate if the information concerning the status is saved after each time the check command is repeated.
- The Stalking Options field defines the options to be recorded if retention is enabled.
- The Event Handler Enabled field allows us to enable or disable the event handler.
- The Event Handler field defines the command to be executed if the event handler is enabled.
- The Args field defines the arguments of the events handler command.
Host Extended Infos tab
- The Note URL field defines a URL that can be used to give more information on the host.
- The Note field permits us to add optional notes concerning the host.
- The Action URL field defines a URL normally used for giving information on actions on the host (maintenance, etc.).
- The Icon field indicates the icon used for the host.
- The Alt Icon field is the text used if the icon cannot be displayed.
- The Host severity field indicates the severity level of the host.
- The Status Map Image field defines the logo for the Centreon Map module.
- The Geographic coordinates field defines the geographical coordinates used by the Centreon MAP module to position the resource on a map. Define "Latitude,Longitude"; for example, the set of coordinates for Paris is "48.51,2.20"
- Enable/disable resource: This setting determines whether or not the host and its services must be monitored. If the host is disabled, it does not appear on the Resources Status page.
The fields presented below are obsolete:
- 2d Coords
- 3d Coords
- The ACL Resource Groups (only displayed for a non-administrator) is used to link this host to a hostgroup in order to view it (see the Access Control Lists chapter).
- The Status field allows us to enable or disable the host.
- The Comments field can be used to add a comment concerning the host.