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"copying" settings from one Hyperic server to another

Is it in any way possible to copy settings, like alert templates, from one server to another?

I have been looking for an import/export function but not been able to find one.

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I mean, write your own HQU plugin :-).

Yes, 4.0 will feature an alert definition API through HQU (Groovy).

Charles


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Hi Morten,

Setting up global templates is actually an enterprise feature. For more info on whats in there you can start here: http://www.hyperic.com/products/hq_for_ent.html. Additionally, if you wanted to get script heavy - you could script the deployment of your servers out in Groovy using HQU. But depending on how many server types you have that could be a lot of work.

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-Stacey
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Thanks for your answer Stacey.

I should of course have mentioned it, but EE is what I am currently evaluating for use at our company.

To be more specific regarding the question:
Some of our customers want platforms, that are on an isolated LAN, monitored. This requires a local Hyperic server located in the LAN.
To easily deploy this monitoring solution we need to copy the settings of the hyperic server we want to use for in-house hosted applications.

Is Groovy scripting the only way for this kind of deployment?

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Yes, Groovy scripting would be the best option here to export and
import those settings. There aren't any Groovy APIs currently for
alert definitions, but there are obviously access to the server APIs
to roll your own. There are CLI methods for creating alert
definitions, which can be scripted and repeated across multiple
servers. However, the alert definition CLI methods are being
deprecated in 4.0, and I would not recommend starting to develop any
processes that rely on them.

Charles


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Thanks for the answer,

You say that there is no Groovy API for alert definitions but I can roll my own from the server APIs. Would you please explain to me what you mean by "roll my own"?

Also, if the CLI methods for alert definitions are deprecated from the 4.0 release, what can be used instead?
Will 4.0 feature an alert definition Groovy API?
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I mean, write your own HQU plugin :-).

Yes, 4.0 will feature an alert definition API through HQU (Groovy).

Charles


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