You can configure a new or existing template at any time by going to the template's details page.
To configure a template, perform the following steps:
The Template Configuration drawer will slide out.
One of the great benefits of using templates in hand with the Panopta server agent is the continual discovery of new resources. Every hour (or when manually triggered), the Panopta server agent looks for new resources on the server - things such as drives/partitions, network interfaces, applications, etc. By default, as we find these new resources, we will run them through the metric rules you have defined in your template. If the new resources match any of the defined metric rules, we'll begin monitoring them according to your template definition.
To turn this feature off, uncheck the continual discovery option that appears in the Apply template confirmation modal when applying the template to a server instance.
You can also use dynamic variables in your templates if needed, read our article about it here.
You can choose to select any monitoring location you would like for a template. This monitoring location will then override the monitoring location of any server you apply it do. If you do not want this to happen select Not specified for your Primary Monitoring Location.
You can also choose to set your monitoring locations on any individual network service checks you may create for this template. This can be useful if, for example, you want a template that does ping checks from multiple locations around the world.
You can assign the following Alert timelines to the template by selecting Alert Timeline from the Details tab of the template:
There will be no detected metrics, but you can select the checks you want to configure from the catalog. Remember that these should be basic checks, as they will be applied to multiple servers.
Often, naming across your infrastructure resources does not match exactly - whether it's network interfaces, disk drives/partitions, or database instances; however, they are often close enough that a simple pattern match will allow you to target your desired resource.
To help you deal with this ambiguity and minimize the number of template metrics you have to manage, Panopta templates support two types of pattern matching - positive pattern matching and negative pattern matching.
Under the Filters tab of a metric's configuration drawer, you can choose your match selection preference from the following:
If you would like your template to be able to apply to servers with multiple IP addresses then you will want to use this field. Here you will invent your labels for those multiple IP addresses. For example, if you want this template to cover servers with both a public and a private IP address you could enter PublicIP, PrivateIP into this field. When applying a template with additional IP addresses you will be given the option to map the additional IP addresses of the template to the additional IP addresses of your server.
The Agent manifest file will also let you take advantage of this feature with Interface Mapping, to learn more about this you can see this article.