Werk #7073: New API call to control bulk discovery

Component User interface
Title New API call to control bulk discovery
Date Jan 17, 2019
Checkmk Edition Checkmk Raw (CRE)
Checkmk Version 1.6.0b1
Level Trivial Change
Class New Feature
Compatibility Compatible - no manual interaction needed

Two new web API calls have been added for the bulk discovery. The call bulk_discovery_start has been added to start a bulk discovery for a collection of hosts which will be executed asynchronously. The call bulk_discovery_status can be used to get the status of such a job.

The bulk_discovery_start call requires the hostnames parameter to be a list of host names to execute the discovery for. It accepts the following optional keys:

  • mode (default: "new")
  • use_cache (default: True)
  • do_scan (default: True)
  • bulk_size (default: 10)
  • ignore_single_check_errors (default: True)

The defaults may be customized using the global setting Bulk discovery. The global setting also describes the possible options in detail.

The bulk_discovery_status call does not accept any parameter.

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