Good practices : Host group & service group, the good case-studies

At the beginning of this good practices series, we present a functionality about host groups but there are many functions for host groups and service groups. To manage these functions can help the user to optimize using them but using Centreon as well.. This article aims is to present different case-studies to get the best of your Centreon plateform.

A host group rationally contains several hosts and service group, several services. It means all elements in the group have the same noticeable characteristic. For example: the host group “WindowsServer” contains all Windows servers.

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Good Practices: Host templates and service templates, how they work together

We already introduce you to service templates and how you should use them. Host templates exist as well and have roughly the same features than service templates. But it’s important to know how to use all features to industrialize your configuration. So, you will find in this article all features you have to manage to optimize your Centreon platform.

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Good Practices : Service templates, why you should be using it!

In the previous article, we explained you why we thought that to attach a service to an host group wasn’t such a good idea. At the end, we suggested that you prefer service template for the configuration of your monitoring platform.
So, you will find in this article all good reasons to use service templates (ease, flexibility…) and a detailled example on how to use them efficiently.

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Good Practices – Assigning a service to multiple hosts: why it is not such a good idea

Host, Service, Host Group, Hosted services… The Nagios© and Centeron users know these terms by heart. Some Centreon users use regularly Nagios and want to have all Nagios features available… even the ones which shouldn’t be available for us. One of these features is assigning a service to multiple hosts. This article is based on our expertise and experience and its aim is to explain why you shouldn’t attach a service to multiple hosts.

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Good Practices: for a better use of Centreon

For many months now, members of the Centreon community have asked us to share good practices for monitoring with Centreon. So, we are pleased to begin a series of articles which should provide you all necessary information to use efficiently your favourite monitoring platform. :)

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