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Version: ⭐ 24.04

Import/Export

The Centreon Web Import/Export module is designed to help users configure several Centreon Web platforms in a faster and easier way, thanks to its import/export mechanism.

From a properly configured source environment, you can use the AWIE module to export chosen objects toward a target environment. Those objects will be replicated.

Centreon AWIE is based on CLAPI commands, but its added value is to allow the use of the Centreon Web UI instead of command lines.

Installation​

Installing packages​

Run the following commands as a privileged user:

dnf install centreon-awie

UI installation​

Go to Administration > Extensions > Manager and search awie. Click Install selection:

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Your module is now installed:

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Export configuration​

Once you have properly configured all Centreon Web objects you need (Poller, Hosts, Services, Contacts, Time Periods... ) then you can export them to another Centreon Web platform by going to the Configuration > Import/Export menu.

The default page is the Export one.

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Exported Archive Name​

Be aware that if you change the name of the created archive, you will not be able to import it unless the name of the archive is identical to the name of the file contained in the archive.

Poller Export​

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If you set the All checkbox to yes (default value is no), then all configured pollers will be exported with their configuration files (for engine, Broker, etc.) after you have clicked the Export button.

If you want to export only one poller, type its exact name in the Filter field (one single value is accepted; this field has no list of suggested items).

Hosts Export​

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Hosts​

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Same principle as poller export, but:

If you choose to export all hosts, then host configurations, linked host templates and linked service templates will be exported, but hosts will be created in the target environment without their services. However, you will be able to create services by selecting the value "Yes" for the Create Services linked to the Template too radio button in the Configuration > Hosts page, for each host. Save the host configuration and export the configuration.

If you export a specific host by using the Filter field (only one host at a time), the host will be created in the new platform with all of its services.

Host templates​

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Check the Host templates checkbox if you want to export all host templates.

Use the Filter field for one single value if you want to export one specific host template.

Host groups​

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Check the Host groups checkbox if you want to export all host groups.

Use the Filter field for one single value if you want to export one specific host group.

Host categories​

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Check the Host categories checkbox if you want to export all host categories. There is no Filter field for this object.

Services Export​

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Services​

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Same principle as poller export, but:

If you use the Filter field for a specific service, the Import/Export process will create ALL services linked to the first host linked to the filtered service.

Service templates​

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Check the Service templates checkbox if you want to export all service templates.

Use the Filter field for one single value if you want to export one specific service template.

Service groups​

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Check the Service groups checkbox if you want to export all service groups.

Use the Filter field for one single value if you want to export one specific service group.

Service categories​

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Check the Service categories checkbox if you want to export all service categories. There is no Filter field for this object.

Contacts Export​

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You can export all Contacts (without linked contact groups) or all Contact groups (with linked users). No Filter.

Commands Export​

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Check the checkbox corresponding to the type of command you want to export (Check, Notification, Miscellaneous or Discovery). No Filter.

Command line notification commands are not exported entirely (known issue).

Resources Export​

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ACL​

Check the ACL checkbox if you want to export ACL objects (Access groups, Menu Access, Resource Access, Action Access). No Filter.

Relations between ACL objects are exported, but links between those objects are not created once they are imported.

LDAP​

Check the LDAP checkbox if you want to export your LDAP configuration(s). No Filter.

Time periods​

Check the Timeperiods checkbox if you want to export all time periods. No Filter.

Import configuration​

In the Export page, each time the Export button is pressed, a zip archive file is created and downloaded.

This is the file that you will upload in the Import Page of another Centreon Web platform.

Go to Configuration > Import/Export > Import:

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Select the centreon-clapi-export zip file you want to import, and then click the Import button:

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You should get an Import successful message at the end of the process:

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To check that objects have been properly imported, go to the Configuration pages as usual.

It is necessary to generate, test, and export a configuration.