QuickStart Tutorial: How to Automatically Import Monitoring Items as Host/Group-based Business Services

Starting from version 3.2.2, RealOpInsight Editor enables the ability to easily import monitoring items (Nagios checks, Zabbix triggers...) from your monitoring server and automatically organize them within a host/group-based business service tree (as illustrated below). The result can then be saved in a RealOpInsight description file, which can hence be used with both RealOpInsight Workstation and RealOpInsight Ultimate.

hostgroup
  |
  +---host1
  |        |
  |        +--item1
  |        |
  |        +--item2
  +---host2
  |        |
  |        +--item1
  |        |
  |        +--item1
     ...

How It Works

To use this feature, simply proceed as follows:

  1. Launch RealOpInsight Editor.
  2. Select the menu Importation -> Import Monitoring Items as Host/Group-based Business Service.
  3. Optionally, but recommended (see why), set a hostgroup name or a hostname to filter the monitoring items to import.
  4. Click on OK to start the importation.
  5. Once the importation completed, select the menu File -> Save As to save the result as a RealOpInsight description file.
  6. The resulting description file can then be used with both RealOpInsight Workstation and RealOpInsight Ultimate.