Werk #10599: Network interfaces: Handle illegal description/alias characters differently

Component Checks & Agents
Title Network interfaces: Handle illegal description/alias characters differently
Date Feb 14, 2020
Checkmk Editon Checkmk Raw (CRE)
Checkmk Version 2.0.0i1
Level Trivial Change
Class Bug Fix
Compatibility Incompatible - Manual interaction might be required

The removal of illegal characters from interface descriptions and aliases is now handled consistently.

Some services may go to UNKNOWN for users who have configured the use of descriptions or aliases in the service description. This will only happen if the interface desription or alias did indeed contain one of the characters

`;~!$%^&*|\'"?,()=
.

If this is the case, please perform a rediscovery. For every affected interface you will be informed of one vanished an one new service by the same name. Performance data will not be lost.

Potentially affected plugins are

  • if_brocade
  • statgrab_net
  • if64adm
  • fritz
  • hp_msa_if
  • hitachi_hnas_fc_if
  • hpux_if
  • if64_tplink
  • if_lancom
  • esx_vsphere_counters
  • emc_vplex_if
  • mcdata_fcport
  • if64
  • ucs_bladecenter_if
  • lnx_if
  • if_fortigate
  • if
  • vms_if
  • aix_if
  • netapp_api_if
  • winperf_if
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