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A SONARPLEX appliance can already be configured, for example via the administration web interface. You can read out this configuration in SONARMANAGER before adding further items to this configuration or changing it completely.

Reading out the configuration of a SONARPLEX appliance

Note

By reading out the configuration of a SONARPLEX appliance, already existing settings in SONARMANAGER are overwritten! To avoid the loss of settings, save the current project under a new name. Then open a new, empty project.

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An information text in the status line of SONARMANAGER indicates when the process is completed.

Configuring SONARPLEX appliance

You can configure a SONARPLEX appliance with the following settings.

Creating and editing a time period

To create a new time period in SONARMANAGER, proceed as follows:

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  1. Double-click on Global Configuration > Timeperiods in the left section
  2. Right-click on the existing time period to open the context menu and select “Configuration”. Then the “Timeperiod Configuration” screen opens.
  3. Enter your changes.
  4. Click on “Save” to save the changes.

Creating and editing a contact

To create a new contact in SONARMANAGER, proceed as follows:

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  1. Double-click on Global Configuration > Contacts in the left section
  2. Right-click on the existing contact to open the context menu and select “Configuration”. Then the “Contact Configuration” screen opens.
  3. Enter your changes.
  4. Click on “Save” to save the changes.

Creating and editing a contact group

To create a new contact group in SONARMANAGER, proceed as follows:

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  1. Double-click on Global Configuration > ContactGroups in the left section
  2. Right-click on the existing contact to open the context menu and select “Configuration”. Then the “ContactGroup Configuration” screen opens.
  3. Enter your changes.
  4. Click on “Save” to save the changes.

Creating and editing a host

To create a new host in SONARMANAGER, proceed as follows:

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  1. Right-click on the existing host in the left section and select “Configuration” => the "Host configuration" screen opens.
  2. Enter your changes.
  3. Click on “Ok” to save the changes.

Creating and editing a host group

Group several hosts to form a host group to reduce administration work. To create a new host group in SONARMANAGER, proceed as follows:

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  1. Right-click on the existing host in the left section and select “Configuration” => the "HostGroup Configuration" screen opens.
  2. Enter your changes.
  3. Click on “Save” to save the changes.

Creating and editing a service

Services allow the monitoring of hosts. To create a new service, proceed as follows:

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  1. Double-click on the existing host in the left section.
  2. Right-click on the existing service and select “Configuration” => the "service configuration" screen opens.
  3. Enter your changes and click on “Ok” to save the changes.

Creating interdependencies of services

To create interdependencies between services, proceed as follows:

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  1. Click on an appliance in the left section. You should always be in the “Dependencies” view.
  2. Right-click on the existing service dependency in the right section and select “Configuration” => the "Service Dependency" screen opens.
  3. Enter your changes and click on “OK” to save the changes.

Creating notifications escalations

By creating escalation notifications you can select additional contacts that are notified in the escalation process. You can define escalation notifications both for a service and for a host.

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  1. Click on the existing escalation in the left section. You should always be in the “Escalations” view.
  2. Right-click on the desired entry in the right section and select “Configuration” => the "Escalation" screen opens.
  3. Enter your changes and click on “Ok” to save the changes.

 

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Using the "AutoBackup" function

When the configuration of an SONARPLEX appliance is changed, to be able to restore the last functioning configuration in the event of a fault, first make a backup of the current settings of the SONARPLEX appliance. Use the "AutoBackup" function of SONARMANAGER or make a manual Backup in the administration web interface of the SONARPLEX appliance.

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