5 Replies Latest reply on Jun 19, 2011 3:13 PM by kluap

    Assign poller groups

    uscallesen

      With the new Universal Device Manager in V9 and the ability to group pollers and transforms - why not make Groups assignable to objects.


      Today when I need to assign all pollers in a group I have to open the group and manually assign ALL the pollers in that group. It would be much more simpler to just assign the group - and here's the point I'm trying to make.... when adding a new poller to that group you wont have to reconfigure hundreds of nodes or interfaces to include the new poller as the group is allready assigned to them..

        • Re: Assign poller groups
          denny.lecompte

          Unless I'm missing something (which is certainly possible),  I think we do this today.  

          1.  Open the UnDP GUI. 

          2.  Click Assign Pollers. 

          3.  Select a group of pollers

          4.  Click Next.  

          5.  Select a group of devices

          6.  Finish

          Again, sorry if that's missing your point.  Also, if that gives you want you want, sorry that it wasn't as easy to discovery as it should be.

            • Re: Assign poller groups
              uscallesen

              You are right that it is possible for a few predefined groups - based on Vendor, IOS image etc.. - but these groups are useless for filtering out interfaces.

                • Re: Assign poller groups
                  denny.lecompte

                   Hmm.  We also show groups defined by custom properties.  Does that not help?

                    • Re: Assign poller groups
                      uscallesen

                      It's still only node filtering - What I'm getting at here is that everything works like you says when I want to add a Universal Device Poller to a node - it's quick and simple. But for interfaces there is no way around browsing to and marking each and every interface manually - what's _really_ annoying about this is that you can't make sure all interfaces have the right pollers assigned without manually running through 'em from time to time - while for nodes you simple "re-assign" the pollers to the group of nodes.

                        • Re: Assign poller groups
                          kluap

                          Hi

                          It would be *really* useful to be able to assign UnDP pollers to a dynamic group of interfaces e.g. I have a poller set-up to retrieve the RSSI for Cisco Cellular interfaces which I want assigned to every 3G interface when it's created.

                          PK