Use of tags

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A tag is nothing more than an label that classifies an object. In the case of the ServiceNav product, a tag can be applied to hosts or services.

Labels can be defined at partner or managed customer level.

Managed Customer Scenario

It is possible to create tags at the level of a managed client, in order that the tags align to the client's environment.

Tags are visible in the filtering of the main monitoring screen, as well as in the configuration of the dashboards, only at the level of the customer or its sites. They are not visible at the level of the partner on which the customer is reliant.


Case 1: Premium contract

We can create a tag at the host level = "Premium Contract", which will have the function of ensuring special attention is given to these hosts.

Case 2: Accounting team

We can create a tag at the host level = "Accounting Team", which will reflect all the devices used by the company's accounting team.

Set up

Creating tags

  • Follow Configuration > General > Tag.
  • Click on Add.

Configuration - Labels - Add

  • Fill in the name of the tag
  • Note: when creating/adding a new device, the tag field of the device will be automatically filled in with the tag(s) defined as "default".

Label - Addition

  • Apply your choice.

Configuration - Labels - List

Assigning tags to hosts

  • Go to the tab Configuration > Hosts > List.

Configuration - Equipment - List

  • Add / modify host.
  • Go to the tab General information to change the tags that must be applied to the host.

Equipment - modification - labels

  • Apply.
  • Note: it is possible to change tags attached to multiple hosts using bulk updates.


Adding a tag to a User Service

Configuration tab > User Services :


Search by tag


At the host list level you have the option of searching according to the tags that have been defined.

  • Go to the tab Configuration > Hosts > List.


  • Modify the search criteria Tag with the desired tag(s).

Configuration - Equipment - Search - Label

  • Click Search to retrieve the results.


User Services

Configuration tab > User Services :

A filter and a column are present in the list:



Tag-based report creation

Report creation

  • Go to the tab Configuration > Reporting.
  • Add a new report.
  • Configure the report.

Reporting - Configuration - Label - 1

  • Follow Hostsand select the desired tags.

Reporting - Configuration - Label - 2

  • Apply the report.

This report will only include hosts with the selected tags.



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