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5 Discovery rules

Overview

The list of low-level discovery rules for a template can be accessed from Configuration → Templates and then clicking on Discovery for the respective template.

The list of low-level discovery rules for a host can be accessed from Configuration → Hosts and then clicking on Discovery for the respective host.

A list of existing low-level discovery rules is displayed.

Displayed data:

ColumnDescription
Name Name of the rule, displayed as a blue link.
Clicking on the rule name opens the low-level discovery rule configuration form.
If the discovery rule belongs to a template, the template name is displayed before the rule name, as a grey link. Clicking on the template link will open the rule list on the template level.
Items A link to the list of item prototypes is displayed.
The number of existing item prototypes is displayed in parentheses.
Triggers A link to the list of trigger prototypes is displayed.
The number of existing trigger prototypes is displayed in parentheses.
Graphs A link to the list of graph prototypes displayed.
The number of existing graph prototypes is displayed in parentheses.
Hosts A link to the list of host prototypes displayed.
The number of existing host prototypes is displayed in parentheses.
Key The item key used for discovery is displayed.
Interval The frequency of performing discovery is displayed.
Type The item type used for discovery is displayed (Zabbix agent, SNMP agent, etc).
Status Discovery rule status is displayed - Enabled, Disabled or Not supported. By clicking on the status you can change it - from Enabled to Disabled (and back); from Not supported to Disabled (and back).
Error A green checkbox icon is displayed if there are no errors. A red square icon with a cross is displayed if there are errors. Move the mouse over the icon and you will see a tooltip with the error description.
No icon is displayed if the rule is disabled.

To configure a new low-level discovery rule, click on the Create discovery rule button in the top right-hand corner.

Mass editing options

A dropdown below the list offers some mass-editing options:

  • Enable selected - change the low-level discovery rule status to Enabled
  • Disable selected - change the low-level discovery rule status to Disabled
  • Delete selected - delete the low-level discovery rules

To use these options, mark the check-boxes before the respective discovery rules, then select the required option and click on “Go”.