Bests Practices: How to use categories of objects in Centreon

You know how groups works in Centreon user interface and you want to optimize your configuration and/or exploit as well as possible the Centreon BI and Centreon Map modules, you should read this article!

The concepts of groups (hostgroups, servicegroups, contactgroups) was previously defined in the “Bests Practices: How to use groups of objects in Centreon” article. We will not get back on these concepts.

A category is look like a group of objects but having the distinction of being used to filter a subset of elements and not to select objects. There are two types of categories: for the hosts and for the services.

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Bests Practices: How to use groups of objects in Centreon

If you don’t know this type of object in the configuration of Centreon, if you want to upgrade your knowledge or if you want to get the best benefit of collected data of your monitoring platform, this article is for you!

This article uses basic definitions from previous one about use cases of hosts and services groups and tries to complete definitions.

A group of objects is a logical container to group objects of monitoring configuration in Centreon UI. Groups can be used with:

  • Hosts ;
  • Services ;
  • Contacts used for notification ;
  • Centreon web access users.

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Part 3: Installing CES 3.2 in a jiffy

In the previous article of this series, we outlined some key monitoring enhancements that are now part of CES 3.2, including updates of the ISO file to make installation and configuration even easier.

In this short and final article, you’ll find out how simple and quick installing CES (Centreon Enterprise Server) can be.  In fact, the installation procedure can take as little as an hour at no cost, especially if your storage infrastructure does not create bottlenecks for disk access.  That means you can try and test it out for as long as you want.

Don’t believe us? Try it for yourself.

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