LogicMonitor supports instance groups to allow you to flexibly show relationships between the instances that are monitored under a DataSource for a single device. For example, as shown next, LogicMonitor could organize disk instances in the Device Tree into multiple groups.
As shown next, instance groups and their members can be managed manually from the Instances tab found in a DataSource's configurations (assuming the DataSource doesn't have automatic grouping enabled):
From the Instances tab, you can perform the following actions:
- Drag and drop instances from one group to another
- Add new groups
- Add new instances (assuming Active Discovery is not enabled for the DataSource)
- Click the manage gear icon for a particular instance to designate which group(s) the instance should belong to
- Assign multiple instances to an instance group at once by placing a checkmark in the left-hand column of each instance's respective row and selecting Actions | Move to Instance Group. This is useful when there are many instances to assign to the same group.
If monitoring is disabled for an instance, LogicMonitor will automatically create an instance group called "Unmonitored" and populate it with the unmonitored instance. You can also disable monitoring for an instance by dragging it into this group. Conversely, you can reenable monitoring for an instance by dragging it out of this group and into an active instance group.