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True Parent/Children Relationship and easier UI to manage

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.

13 Comments
ctopaloglu
Level 14

Very good request.

marc.coxall
Level 9

I would add to this the ability to discover or suggest relationships based on a traceroute from the polling engine

sausages
Level 8

yes please

nickzourdos
Level 14

I've also created a feature request for this because it's such an issue. In order to prevent our inboxes from getting flooded with up/down notifications, I had to create over 300 dependencies. The current UI is extremely inefficient and the search function is horrible.

ctrader
Level 9

I completely agree with this request.  The way you need to setup dependencies is far to complicated.  I agree with Marc Coxall that NPM should be able to determine parent/child relationships based upon traceroutes and other information they already gather.  They are able to create links in the Network Atlas based upon the L2/L3 information returned from certain devices.  Why not use that information to create/suggest relationships and dependencies?

nickzourdos
Level 14

Thanks for bumping this. I offered this rough mockup to Rob as an idea:

dependencies1.png

mirkoo1994
Level 9

At the moment, the Dependencies doesn't work perfectly.

If I create a Underfolder in a Folder, I cannot set this Underfolder as parent of nodes/folders.

I tried this out and the Dependency didn't work.

I suggest also to improve the functionality of the Dependencies.

RichardLetts
Level 16

in many cases I can write queries against existing database tables to populate dependencies, sometimes adding thousands of dependencies. I'd like a UI that allowed that, and also for the dependency evaluation engine to be able to cope with tens of thousands of entries...

adrydale
Level 9

This is a great request. Dependency management is clunky right now at best. We're about to expand somewhat dramatically on our needs for dependencies and I dread having to go in and add all of them. The automatic dependency discovery could use some work too as it doesn't always work very well at all.

blbrewer
Level 8

I currently have nodes that make up a 'site' group (Firewall and router), if both go down then the site is down and an group down alert is triggered.  It would be great if the alerts for the individual nodes could be suppressed.  IE if a group is down, then all members of the group should not be alerted on.