Werk #50: New concept of favorite hosts and services plus matching filters and views

Component GUI
Title New concept of favorite hosts and services plus matching filters and views
Date Nov 2, 2013
Checkmk Editon Checkmk Raw (CRE)
Checkmk Version 1.2.3i7
Level Prominent Change
Class New Feature
Compatibility Compatible - no manual interaction needed

The new "Favorites" feature introduces a new pair of commands for hosts and services: Add to favourites and Remove from favourites. It allows you to manage your personal list of favourite hosts and services. This list is saved on a per-user-base. Objects on this list are marked with a star icon.

The favourites-list can be used for filtering. Two new predefined views "Favourite hosts" and "Favourite services" are available for showing you favourite objects. Also the new filters have been added to several views. Please note, that when you make a host a favourite, the services of that host will not automatically get favourites as well. But you easily can use the "Service Search" view for listing all services on favorite hosts, if you like that behaviour.

With a combination of the existing filters you can do many useful queries like "Show me all problems on my favourite hosts in host group X".

The advantage of favourites as opposed to host- and service groups are:

  • No change to the monitoring configuration is neccessary and thus no restart of the core.
  • Each user can manage his indiviual list. To the list of all Werks