Configuring a template requires that you first create a template by defining its general parameters and then you add entities (items, triggers, graphs etc.) to it.
To create a template, do the following:
The Template tab contains general template attributes.
|Template name||Unique template name.|
|Visible name||If you set this name, it will be the one visible in lists, maps, etc.|
|Groups||Host/template groups the template belongs to.|
|New group||A new group can be created to hold the template.
Ignored, if empty.
|Hosts/Templates||List of hosts/templates the template is applied to.|
|Description||Enter the template description.|
The Linked templates tab allows you to link one or more “nested” templates to this template. All entities (items, triggers, graphs etc.) will be inherited from the linked templates.
To link a new template, start typing in the Link new templates field until a list of templates corresponding to the entered letter(s) appear. Scroll down to select. When all templates to be linked are selected, click on Add.
To unlink a template, use one of the two options in the Linked templates block:
The Macros tab allows you to define template-level user macros. You may also view here macros from linked templates and global macros if you select the Inherited and template macros option. That is where all defined user macros for the template are displayed with the value they resolve to as well as their origin.
For convenience, links to respective templates and global macro configuration are provided. It is also possible to edit a nested template/global macro on the template level, effectively creating a copy of the macro on the template.
|Add the template. The added template should appear in the list.|
|Update the properties of an existing template.|
|Create another template based on the properties of the current template, including the entities (items, triggers, etc) inherited from linked templates.|
|Create another template based on the properties of the current template, including the entities (items, triggers, etc) both inherited from linked templates and directly attached to the current template.|
|Delete the template; entities of the template (items, triggers, etc) remain with the linked hosts.|
|Delete the template and all its entities from linked hosts.|
|Cancel the editing of template properties.|
With a template created, it is time to add some entities to it.
To add items to the template, do the following:
All the selected items should be copied to the template.
Adding triggers and graphs is done in similar fashion (from the list of triggers and graphs respectively), again, keeping in mind that they can only be added if the required items are added first.
To add screens to a template in Configuration → Templates, do the following:
See the low-level discovery section of the manual.
To add web scenarios to a template in Configuration → Templates, do the following: