Adding Category Group

doppelganger

23-02-2005 15:42:49

i'm a network admin and have several ports I monitor...several thousand....HA....well one thing I'd like to do would to be able to is have a group where I could create a "Category" or something that I could add a list to, such as "Mail Servers", "Database Servers", "Printers", etc....which I could then go to the sub_device screen and edit the sub_device and be able to select what category that sub_device goes into. This way i could create a screen where my system administrators could go to and just see their devices only. i can static a web page to do this, but I don't want to keep doing this since adding/deleting servers is dynamic and I don't want to keep up with that. i've started modifiying NetMRG to do this, but it's a massive beast and I'm not a DBA or php expert...so i'm having a time trying to find out where everything points and goes and what it is doing. Though I am learning.

silfreed

23-02-2005 17:11:26

NetMRG has the ability to root Single-View Only users into a particular group or subgroup. They wouldn't be able to edit devices, but would be able to view them (and only the devices under that group). Is that the type of feature you're looking for?

-Doug

doppelganger

23-02-2005 17:35:20

Well not actually...I really didn't do a good job on describing what I'm talking about. I am wanting to assign a particular port on say a switch to a user or group. Say i have a 48 port switch and there are all kinds of servers attached to them, Mail, DB, File, etc...now I am monitoring that port via snmp on the switch, but I want to say that a particular port that has the mail server on it to be categorized and then i could allow the mail admins to go look and view only the particular sub_devices that are categorized as "Mail" or whatever. There would be another selection when you edit or add a sub_device that would allow you to categorize each port or interface into what kind of device is attached to it. Let me know if you don't understand what I'm trying to explain.

silfreed

23-02-2005 17:43:10

The nice thing about templates is that they don't actually have to be attached to the device that they server. Templates can also just be attached to a group for viewing. So just click on the 'Mail' group, then the edit button on the bottom of the view page. You will then be able to choose the template and subdevice to show on that page.
Any closer to what you're imagining? It's in no way automated (ie, you don't 'tag' a sub device to be in a certain group), but it does allow you to put graphs in certain groups even if the devices aren't there.

-Doug

doppelganger

23-02-2005 18:05:25

i think I understand what you are saying.
1. Create a Group - "Mail Servers"
2. Add an existing device to that group

Now here's a question. I can see the cached or I can re-cache the sub_devices on that device. if I delete a sub_device in this group is it going to delete that interface out of the other group? I'd initially say no since I added this as an existing device, but I just want to make sure.

3. delete all the sub_devices I do not want in that group

done????

doppelganger

23-02-2005 18:15:40

ok...I found what you are talking about...
1) Device Tree
2) Click the "graph" icon next to that group
3) Now add the interfaces you want to monitor

Think I got it now....That'll work for now....