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Multiple Service Check

Another use for Variables is within the context of ‘Multiple Service Checks’. For example, if there is a Service Check that monitors the capacity of a hard drive it may take the following format: check_disk -a %DISK%.

By having the %DISK% variable, this Service Check requires the Variable %DISK% to be added to the Host and populated with the value field of %DISK% containing the hard disk to be monitored. If the value was set to ‘C’, the Service Check, when executed, would read:

check_disk -a C

This is great if we just have one disk, but what if we have multiple? A ‘D:/’ drive? An ‘F:/’ drive? That would require administrators to create three separate Service Checks:

check_disk -a C
check_disk -a D
check_disk -a F

This defeats the purpose of Variables. Therefore, Opsview Monitor created the concept of ‘Multiple Service Checks’. This allows an administrator to create the Service Check below:

check_disk -a %DISK%

But unlike before, there is an option called ‘Multiple Service Checks:’. Within this dropdown box, an administrator can select a Variable, i.e. %DISK%. By selecting %DISK%, this tells Opsview Monitor to create a new Service Check for every %DISK% variable added.

This means, that for every %DISK% variable added to the Host, Opsview Monitor will create a new Service Check. This means the administrator needs to only create and add one Service Check, check_disk -a %DISK%. The administrator then simply adds three variables of the DISK type, with the values C, D and F respectively.

On Submit Changes, the one Service Check will create three copies - one per variable. You will need to go to Configuration > Apply Changes to put this setup into production.

In Opsview Monitor, this looks like the screen below:

Create Multiple Service Checks

This next step assumes the Service Check is already added to the Host; either via the Hosts’ ‘Service Check’ tab or via a Host Template. Add the 3 variables and enter the values:

Variables tab

Once you have performed an Apply Changes from the Configuration menu, the one Service Check will be cloned three times, one per variable, as shown below:

Service Checks

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