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  1. I would not hold your breath -- I have had to fight just to get and keep SPF enabled on our email. Regardless, even if you could use the builtin alerts with a distinct From address, you would still have portal links embedded in the message that reveal it is LogicMonitor. You could do what we do and submit everything via a custom email integration (or a web integration via an API handler), then handle the data any way you like. In our case, we feed the tokens into an actual template system to format messages using conditional logic and all that stuff missing in the LM blind token substitutio
  2. Here are at least two items that need to be added to make the dashboard token feature more useful: adjust widgets that cannot use tokens so they can (e.g., Alerts, Netflow, etc.) allow arbitrary tokens to be inserted as needed within widget fields (e.g., device patterns, instance patterns, etc.) A concrete example of the latter came upon me this morning. We have multiple locations with similar equipment for which we want to display Internet usage details, one set per dashboard (cgraph and netflow widgets). The edge device names vary as do the uplink ports to the ISPs in each
  3. Many examples of using WMI from Groovy, none that select from Win32_Service, but should be simple enough to adjust the query. See Microsoft_LyncServer_StorageService as one example.
  4. The normal way I monitor services is via AD, but you would end up with a new instance wildvalue each time it was changed if you use the normal option (WMI-based datasource). If you use Groovy script DS instead, you could strip the PID portion to build the wildvalue so that the data is stable. There should be some examples of that in the existing datasource repo, need to dig around....
  5. Yeah, brings back horrible memories of me requesting repeatedly the documentation on how to pass parameters and getting the most insane response from support :).
  6. Best we have been able to do here is a script leveraging the API to download as many endpoints as we are able to access with checkin to a git repo. Works, but needs frequent tweaking as things change on the backend. Having a way to revert to a previous snapshot or similar would be very handy. My script came about originally after I implemented alert rule resequencing with an error and lost some rules. My latest incarnation of this script has an option to check the items as well for problems (e.g., broken widgets).
  7. I recommend opening a support ticket on this -- it is a bug or at least an undesirable limitation in the SSH library. Possibly fixed in a newer collector version.
  8. Seems like a no-brainer to support that, right? The only way you could as it stands is via API calls, which, without library support, is a non-starter for me. It could be done if you want to maintain many copies of the same code across modules (which seems to be the norm now, except they are all slightly different based on who writes them as you would expect).
  9. Since I can't wait for this, we now have code to grab widget data for all supported widget types incorporated into our existing backup script (pulls virtually anything I can from the API into a Git repo regularly). Most issues can be detected via exception (non-200 status code), some require a bit more analysis (no data in any line in a cgraph, for example). Working reasonably well now for the first phase, which is to be aware of busted widgets before we are embarrassed during client review. Next phase will be to analyze data more specifically to the context (once I figure out how to represen
  10. I am incorporating this into my resource check script. For now, the first item I am testing is Windows_DHCP, which requires that the DHCP Server role is installed (we have an auto.winfeatures property that is populated by a PropertySource. I don't recall where we got it, somewhere in these forums IIRC :). The PS code is simple: hostname=hostProps.get("system.hostname") my_query="Select NAME from Win32_serverfeature" def session =; import com.santaba.agent.groovyapi.win32.WMI def result = session.queryAll("CIMv2", my_query, 15); println "WinFeatures=" + result.NAME
  11. It seems like a bug to me that if you assign Thresholds in a role that you are allowed to edit thresholds, but not toggle alerts or notifications on and off. Please either include that within Thresholds, or add another permission to enable that without having to assign full Manager permissions.
  12. Unfortunately, they will need to make instance groups into actual groups first, which I have requested many times. As it stands they are basically limited tags where you can only have a single tag for any instance and then you can apply thresholds to the tag, but those don't apply to new items tagged the same way. This is why they throw up the warning about how new instances won't get thresholds automatically. We've had to workaround that with API scripts to refresh those instance group tags and thresholds when new volumes are added to servers (as just one example). I assume if they ever ar
  13. I would start here: There is an example of how to use this (not in an LM-friendly way) at There is also an example (a bit dated) on how to expose data via SNMP here: The problem seems to be a general lack of standard monitoring since OpenVPN runs on so many platforms. If check_nrpe works, perhaps just punt and use that via an LM script datasource :).
  14. It sounds like you are expecting a function to be able to take arguments, because "function". I did as well many years ago when I wanted to create a single isClient function with the client name as an argument, but found after a very painful support ticket that they absolutely are not functions, just macros. You would need to write a separate version for each check. In this case, you would have to add a new function like this and a new one for each version: system.virtualization=~"VMware" && auto.version_number =~"6\\.5\\.0*"
  15. I would like to have SSL expiration profiles I can apply to websites with automatic selection based on the CA. This is (for now) based on the fact that Let's Encrypt certificates tend to have short expiration intervals, but it seems like a good general solution to discover stuff automatically as elsewhere within LM. Thanks, Mark