[icinga-users] host_name and availability reports
soosthoek at nieuwland.nl
Thu Dec 20 10:00:12 CET 2012
Recently I was confronted by the problem in our nagios server that the
long term statistics (pnp4nagios graphics) are fully dependent on the
host_name. If I change the host_name (and I did!) the previously
recorded data was inaccessible from the WUI.
Does icinga have this same problem?
As a bit of context, some of our customers are governmental
organisations and they have a legal requirement on us to provide certain
availability statistics for their services. I had to hack a script to
infer this from the archive logs, because I couldn't access the recorded
statistics anymore in the normal way.
BTW, this sort of thing would be easily avoided if each host would get a
unique identifier of some sort to record their data with.
Is this the reason icinga has "display_name" in addition to host_name?
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