I had an interesting day at work today trying to untangle some legacy shit and merging old stuff into a brand spanking new monitoring cluster.
It was a lot of iterating through the same stuff over and over. Breaking stuff into pieces and finding out what it’s supposed to do. And trying to read the manuals available.
I felt like the dog meme above:
“LET ME IN I NEED TO GO BACK OUT AGAIN!”
This documentation attempts to explain how you can exploit the (somewhat) hidden features of template-based object definitions to save your sanity. How so, you ask? Several types of objects allow you to specify multiple host names and/or hostgroup names in definitions, allowing you to “copy” the object defintion to multiple hosts or services.Time-Saving Tricks For Object Definitions