Via commands on hosts, services and other objects you can influence the monitoring process. The commands are most often used for acknowledging problems and for setting scheduled downtime. There are numerous further commands however, some of which are reserved for the administrator. Which commands are available in a view depends on your access rights (role) as well as on the type of object being displayed. Commands are accessed via the small hammer icon on a view's title. This opens several entry fields such as e.g. those for acknowledging problems:
Each button shown represents a type of command. Some require further information, such as e.g. a text for the acknowledgement. Please don't forget the online help if you need information regarding a command. Clicking the button returns the confirmation:
Important: if you confirm with Yes here, the chosen command will be carried out on all objects shown in the current window! If you first wish to make a selection there are two possibilities:
- Go into the host's or service's detail display so that the command only takes effect there.
- Set further filters by clicking on in order to reduce the list of displayed objects.
- Activate the checkboxes .
Activated checkboxes open an extra column on the view's left side where objects can be selected which the command will act on. A click on the small cross at the top of the column will switch all of a table's checkboxes on or off.