In KNM version 4.1 you could create a dependency monitor within a template.In case of an alert you only receive an message for this monitor and not from the depended monitors.
Is this still possible in KNM version 5.0?
Yes, there is a setting to set a dependency monitor on group or device level, that monitor will be the dependency monitor for all monitors within the group/device.
Thanks for your reply.
If we would like to make every device depended of his own 'ping' , we have to configure this for each device manually.
That's not the ideal way.
Is it possible to configure monitors with a script or something like that?
I liked how in 4.1 you could set a "root monitor" for an object to the ping. Is it possible to put that feature back in? With 5.0 I get floods of e-mail for every single monitor when an object goes down.
The same function is there in v5, called dependency setting in the property page of both group and device. There is a slight change in the algorithm in v5 to make this feature less expensive in terms of cpu cycles, so make sure the dependency monitor tests faster with lower alarm count.
@will no way to script this yet, but stay tuned.