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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? 
Maintenanceyesmay appearno

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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