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Collector groups were added recently, and are detailed here: https://communities.logicmonitor.com/topic/637-collectors Now let's expand upon that functionality...What if collectors be grouped dynamically? Identically to how Devices dynamic groups work, could I assign properties to collectors, then build dynamic groups based from the properties? Ways that envision sorting collectors: Production/test, primary/backup, collector number (1-99, 100-199, 200-299, etc.), zip code, time zone, alphabetical. In each of these cases, this would give full flexibility on how collector upgrades are scheduled. Currently if we have a mass collector upgrade to a new General Release, it can be a little painful to manage so many upgrades running simultaneously (or at least in very short order). I am most interested in being able to split them up into primary, backup and single collector groups. This way, I know that it's pretty safe to upgrade the collectors that have backups after hours, since there is another collector to failover to. And I surely want to be available staff-wise if I am doing upgrades for those collectors that have no backup collector. Close behind sorting into primary/backup/single is the need to sort them by customer (which currently works fine). The issue is that you can't put a collector into more than one group, which precludes from even setting up these to items manually.
LM Team, When you are on your primary collector and choose a failover collector and are deciding to check that box "Automatically failback when THIS collector becomes available again". The way that it is worded, THIS collector could mean the current collector you are configuring. Then again, the checkbox is underneath the failover collector you just selected and it is indented, so it's easy to convince yourself that it could be referring to the failover collector. I think it would be worth re-wording or at least offering a hover-hint (?) box to clarify that the failback will be occurring on the collector you are currently configuring. Looking back, I had checked this box differently depending on how I felt that day and which made most sense to me at the time. Some clairification would be good. Thanks!