Werk #721: Use hard states in BI aggregates

Component BI
Title Use hard states in BI aggregates
Date Mar 10, 2014
Checkmk Edition Checkmk Raw (CRE)
Checkmk Version 1.2.5i1
Level Prominent Change
Class New Feature
Compatibility Compatible - no manual interaction needed

Check_MK BI is now able to base the computation of the state of a BI aggregate on hard states of hosts and services. This is a new option at the top level of a BI aggregate. In WATO this is a new check box in each aggregation called Base state computation on hard states.

When you edit your BI aggregates with a text editor then simply prefix your aggregation entries with the keyword HARD_STATES. Here is an example:


host_aggregations += [
  ( HARD_STATES, 'Hosts', FOREACH_HOST, ['tcp'], ALL_HOSTS, 'host', ['$1$']),

Note 1: Hard states only make sense if you have changed the Maximum Number of Check Attempts of a host or service from the default value of 1 to a higher value. If you have set the number of attempts to three the hard state of service remaines OK until the service has been checked three times in a row with a non-OK state.

Note 2: Please make sure that all of your monitoring sites are updated to the same Check_MK version as your Multisite server. This new BI features needs an up-to-date Livestatus implementation.

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