Werk #2882: Reorganize BI configuration into packs, add contacts and permissions

Component BI
Title Reorganize BI configuration into packs, add contacts and permissions
Date Jan 14, 2016
Checkmk Edition Checkmk Raw (CRE)
Checkmk Version 1.2.8b1 1.2.7i4
Level Prominent Change
Class New Feature
Compatibility Compatible - no manual interaction needed

The WATO module for configuring Business Intelligence (BI) has been reorganized. The configuration is now split up into Packs. This has been made for two reasons:

LI:It makes the configuration of large BI environments easier LI:It allows to delegate BI configuration to normal users

Each pack contains rules and aggregations. A rule or aggregation in one pack can refer to rules in another pack.

Each BI pack can have a list of contact groups. A new permission has been introduced: Business Intelligence Rules and Aggregations. Per default this is set for normal users. It allows a normal user to configure rules and aggregations in a BI pack if that user is in one of the listed contact groups of that pack.

A pack can have the checkbox Allow all users to refer to rules contained in this pack set. That way a user can use rule from a pack where he is not a contact for. So the admin can put some basic rules there that can be used but not changed by other.

Your existing BI configuration will automatically be converted the next time you use the WATO Bi modul. All existing rules and aggregations will be put in to one BI pack with the name Default Pack.

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