Devices

Instances Tab

From the Instances Tab for a multi-instance datasource you can:

From the Instances Tab for an instance group you can:

Using the Instances Tab can save you time when it comes to making changes to datasources that have many instances (e.g. SNMP Interfaces)

Viewing Instances

Viewing Instances

For each instance the following will be displayed:

  • Name - this will be the full instance name, formatted as DataSourceName-InstanceAlias
  • Value (wildvalue) - the variable part of the instance, used to query data from the device
  • Description -  you will see an open lock icon next to the description if Active Discovery is enabled for the datasource and allowed to overwrite any manual description set.  You will see a closed lock icon next to the description if Active Discovery is enabled for the datasource and is not allowed to overwrite any manual description set.

Adding Instances & Instance Groups

You can add an instance or an instance group by selecting either Instance or Instance Group from the Add dropdown.  Note that the option to add an instance will only be visible if Active Discovery is disabled for the datasource.

Adding Instances & Instance Groups


Name

The instance name that will display in the Device Tree and referenced throughout the application.

Wildcard value

The value to be used for this instance in datasource and datapoint analysis.  This property will be used by the datasource to query this specific instance.  For example, if you're adding an instance to the HTTP per Page datasource, the wildcard value may be something like www.logicmonitor.com.

Description

Instance descriptions display in the Device Tree.  If Active Discovery is enabled for the datasource, you will see an additional option to allow Active Discovery to overwrite the description.  If this option is left un-checked, any description you set will take precedent and the lock icon will be closed.

Description

Instance Group

Assign an instance group to simplify instance management.  If @default is assigned, the instance will appear directly under the datasource.

Editing Instance Name, Wildcard, Description, Properties, or Group

You can edit the name, wildcard, description, properties, or group membership for an instance by selecting the Manage gear icon for that instance. Note that if the instance was not manually added, but rather was discovered by Active Discovery, you will only have the option to change the description.

Editing Instance Name, Wildcard, Description & Group

Deleting Instances

You can delete one or more instances by selecting the desired instance rows and then selecting Delete from the Actions dropdown.  Alternatively, you can delete an instance from the manage dialog for that particular instance.

Moving Instances to new Instance Groups

You can move one or more instances to a new group by:

  • selecting the desired instance rows and then selecting 'Move to Instance Group' from the Actions dropdown
  • changing the group from the manage dialog for a particular instance (only if on the Instances Tab for a multi-instance datasource)
  • dragging and dropping the instance in the device tree