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7.2 Production States

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Created on: Oct 11, 2011 4:59 PM by Zenoss API - Last Modified:  Oct 11, 2011 5:17 PM by Zenoss API

 2. Production States

Production state determines whether a device is monitored, and can be used to control several elements of the event system, such as whether an event will produce a remote alert (email or page).

Choose a production state for a device based on whether you want:

  • The device to be monitored

  • The device to appear on the dashboard

  • Alerting to occur

The following table lists production states and their characteristics.

 Production StateDevices Monitored? Appear on Dashboard? Remote Alerts Sent? 
Productionyesyesyes
Pre-Productionyesnono
Testyesnoyes
Maintenanceyesmay appearno
Decommissionednonono

Typically, devices begin in the system in “Pre-Production.” In this state, devices are monitored by default, but no remote alerting occurs, and events are not shown on the dashboard. Once a device is in full “Production” state, monitoring occurs and remote alerts are sent. If service needs to be performed on a device, its state can be set to “Maintenance” to temporarily block any remote alerts.

When you add a device to the system, its default state is Production.

 2.1. Setting the Production State for Devices

To set the production state for a device:

  1. Click a device name in the list of devices.

    The device Overview page appears.

  2. Select a production state from the list of options, and then click Save.

To set the production state for a group of devices:

  1. Select a category of devices (by class, group, system, or location) from the hierarchy.

  2. From the list of options in the Production State column, select a production state.

    The newly selected state is applied to all devices that appear in the list.

     

    Figure 7.1. Select Production State (Multiple Devices)

    Select Production State (Multiple Devices)

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