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manual:config:visualisation:maps:host_groups

2 Host group elements

Overview

This section explains how to add a “Host group” type element when configuring a network map.

Configuration

All mandatory input fields are marked with a red asterisk.

This table consists of parameters typical for Host group element type:

ParameterDescription
Type Select Type of the element:
Host group - icon representing status of all triggers of all hosts belonging to the selected group
Show Show options:
Host group - selecting this option will result as one single icon displaying corresponding information about the certain host group
Host group elements - selecting this option will result as multiple icons displaying corresponding information about each single element (host) of the certain host group
Area type This setting is available if “Host group elements” parameter is selected:
Fit to map - all host group elements are equally placed within the map
Custom size - manual setting of the map area for all the host group elements to be displayed
Area size This setting is available if “Host group elements” parameter and “Area type” parameter are selected:
Width - numeric value to be entered to specify map area width
Height - numeric value to be entered to specify map area height
Placing algorithm Grid – only available option of displaying all the host group elements
Label Icon label, any string.
Macros and multi-line strings can be used in labels.
If the type of the map element is “Host group” specifying a certain Macros has impact on the map view displaying corresponding information about each single host. For example, if {HOST.IP} macro is used, edit map view will only display the macro {HOST.IP} itself while map view will include and display each host’s unique IP address

Viewing host group elements

This option is available if “Host group elements” show option is chosen. When selecting “Host group elements” as the show option, you will at first see only one icon for the host group. However, when you save the map and then go to the map view, you will see that the map includes all the elements (hosts) of the certain host group:

Map editing viewMap view

Notice how the {HOST.NAME} macro is used. In map editing the macro name in unresolved, while in map view all the unique names of the hosts are displayed.