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    Here is something I can really use, I created a improvement in JIRA for this but apparently this is a better place to post feature requests.

    It would be nice to allow nesting of groups. This means that groups can be part of other groups.

    Example:

    Group A contains group1 and group2
    group1 contains host1 and host2
    gropu2 contains host3 and host4

    In the overview you can choose between these groups, meaning the 4 hosts or just 2 of them.

    This can be useful if you have a lot of hosts and want to order them a bit.


    Greetings Johan

    #2
    As far as I know, host groups cannot contain other host groups.

    But one host can be member of many host groups.

    So you can "emulate" the behaviour you described but it requires a bit more work and is not as flexible/clean (you would have to add host1 to group1 and groupA...).

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      #3
      How would you implement permission schema for the nesting groups?
      Alexei Vladishev
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        #4
        I see 2 possibilities:

        If you have permission to all the sub-groups, you can see the group containing the different groups.

        -and/or-

        Just see the group containing the other groups as a normal group where you can put permission on.


        Maybe this can not just be called group, but group-container (or something like that). This group-container can only contain groups, thus no hosts. Which will make the handling a bit more easier.

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          #5
          search for "nested" in http://www.zabbix.com/wiki/doku.php?id=contrib:ideas
          Last edited by richlv; 13-06-2012, 04:28.
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