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manual:appendix:api:hostgroup:exists

hostgroup.exists

Description

boolean hostgroup.exists(object filter)

This method checks if at least one host group that matches the given filter criteria exists.

Parameters

(object) Criteria to search by.

The following parameters are supported as search criteria.

Parameter Type Description
groupid string/array Host group IDs.
name string/array Names of the host groups.
node string Name of the node the host groups must belong to.

This will override the nodeids parameter.
nodeids string/array IDs of the nodes the host groups must belong to.

Return values

(boolean) Returns true if at least one host group that matches the given filter criteria exists.

Examples

Check host group on a node

Check if a host group called “Zabbix servers” exists on the node with ID 1.

Request:

{
    "jsonrpc": "2.0",
    "method": "hostgroup.exists",
    "params": {
        "name": "Linux servers",
        "nodeids": [
            "1"
        ]
    },
    "auth": "3a57200802b24cda67c4e4010b50c065",
    "id": 1
}

Response:

{
    "jsonrpc": "2.0",
    "result": true,
    "id": 1
}

See also

Source

CHostGroup::exists() in frontends/php/api/classes/CHostGroup.php.