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 ...
To use this feature, simply proceed as follows:
Importation -> Import Monitoring Items as Host/Group-based Business Service.
OKto start the importation.
File -> Save Asto save the result as a RealOpInsight description file.
Using the importation capability as described above is the fastest way to get started with RealOpInsight. It’s especially helpful for people and organizations that don’t want to take more time to study and design service dependencies which finely represent their business services.
Note however that, like any other nice feature a software may provide, an inappropriate use may result to an evil. You will find below advices and best practices, but also non-recommended practices.
It’s highly recommended to use a filter (see step 3) to specifically import monitoring items associated to a given host or hostgroup. Note in particular that, importing your monitoring items group by group may help you to build semantic-based business views. Which you can easily visualize via tiles within RealOpInsight Ultimate, as illustrated by the following mock-up:
Not using a filter is a fast way to import all your monitoring items within a bundle business service.
But, we do not really recommend you to do so. Indeed, this may imply the manipulation of huge amount of data that can cause high impact on performances. On the one hand, you may overload your monitoring server while querying all the available monitoring items. On the other hand, you also run the risk of saturating your network bandwidth while the queried data are sending back from the monitoring server to RealOpInsight.