Is there a way to change the paramaters for some of the default settings in zenoss core. i.e. the PING timeout setting and the disk usage settings. I would like to change these for some of my devices, such as change the disk usage warning to 85% on some servers rather than 90%. Also change the ping timeout setting to a longer period on some devices.
For ping: Advanced/Collectors/localhost/Edit the property PingTimeOut
For disk usage: Advanced/Monitoring Templates, Group by Template, and edit Filesystem Template on the Device Class organizer you wish to modify.
For Filesystem, I would suggest to apply the most general threshold (85% or 90%) to the Filesystem on your organizer and, for every exception disk select "Templates" (where it normally shows graphs) and "Create Local Copy". Once the template is local, you can find it assigned directly to the disk on Monitoring Templates/Filesystem (this way you can update not only the threshold, but also the description), so you can always have a sight of which disks are on the general Threshold and which ones are exceptions.
Hope it helps!
The ping setting is working perfectly, do you have any documentation that further explains the Local Template File System settings that you mention?
You will find the template "Filesystem" on the monitoring templates section, under Advanced.
If you group the list of templates by Template Name, you will be able to unfold the filesystem template and see on which device class organizer it is applied to.
I recommend to read the Administration Guide, on "5.2. Templates". There is some conceptual background that would help to understand the mess I told before :S.
Hope it helps and don't forget to rate!
Unfortunately I am not managing to get things to work out. (I'll admit that I haven't spent too much time trying yet, hope to give this more time this week)
Thanks for following up.