Werk #3657: Custom host attributes can now be configured

Component Setup
Title Custom host attributes can now be configured
Date Jun 29, 2016
Checkmk Edition Checkmk Raw (CRE)
Checkmk Version 1.4.0i1
Level Trivial Change
Class New Feature
Compatibility Compatible - no manual interaction needed

It is now possible to declare custom host attributes (just like for users). By default the custom attributes are just fields in the configuration GUI which you can use to store host related values in.

Each of the attributes can be configured to be exported as custom variable to the monitoring core. In case you do this for a custom attribute, the variable will be available in the monitoring GUI, in notifications and via raw livestatus for your scripts or 3rd party tools.

If you create a custom variable "my_custom_variable", it will result in a custom variable "_MY_CUSTOM_VARIABLE" in the monitoring core.

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