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over 2 years ago

True Parent/Children Relationship and easier UI to manage

Make it easier to create and manage Parent/Child relationships.  Use an easier UI such as a file directory hierarchy along with drag & drop, to display and manage the relationships. Setup "one-click" rules to manage alerts for children of a parent.  If Parent x goes down, one check in a box will silence all alerts on the children. The groups function right now is OK, but it doesn't allow for true relationships, multiple levels down.

Parents
  • I like this.

    But I'm not picky--I'd even be happy with a way to edit auto-discovered dependencies.  I've had NPM correctly discover devices reliant on each other, but then put the cart in front of the horse.  For example, auto-dependency discovery has found several of my sites with a router, some switches, and some UPS's.  But instead of making the router the Parent, the UPS becomes the Parent.

    True, the router might be dependent on the UPS for power--except that I buy dual power supplies, and only plug one into the UPS.  In fact, any given UPS appears down more often due to a WAN failure than a bad battery or running out of power.

    Instead of having to build new Parent and Child/Group relationships, I'd rather just edit the auto discovered dependency and make the router the Parent and put the switch & the UPS in the Child Group.

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  • I like this.

    But I'm not picky--I'd even be happy with a way to edit auto-discovered dependencies.  I've had NPM correctly discover devices reliant on each other, but then put the cart in front of the horse.  For example, auto-dependency discovery has found several of my sites with a router, some switches, and some UPS's.  But instead of making the router the Parent, the UPS becomes the Parent.

    True, the router might be dependent on the UPS for power--except that I buy dual power supplies, and only plug one into the UPS.  In fact, any given UPS appears down more often due to a WAN failure than a bad battery or running out of power.

    Instead of having to build new Parent and Child/Group relationships, I'd rather just edit the auto discovered dependency and make the router the Parent and put the switch & the UPS in the Child Group.

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