6.6.3. Probe Suites

Probe Suites allow you to configure and apply one or more probes to a system or systems. Probe Suites may be configured once and then applied to any number of systems in a batch. This results in time savings and consistency for Monitoring customers.
To create and apply a Probe Suite, first create an empty Probe Suite, then configure member probes, and finally apply the Suite to selected systems.
  1. From the Monitoring ⇒ Probe Suites page, select the create probe suite link. Enter an easily distinguishable name for the Probe Suite. You may also choose to add a brief description of the Suite. Click the Create Probe Suite button to continue.
  2. Add and configure the probes that comprise the Suite. Click the create new probe link in the upper right.
  3. Configure the probe and click the Create Probe button in the lower right. Repeat this process until all desired probes have been added.

    Note

    Sendmail must be configured correctly on your Red Hat Satellite and each client system to which the Probe Suite is applied must have the rhnmd daemon installed and running. See the Red Hat Satellite Installation Guide for additional information.
  4. On the "Systems" tab, add the systems to which the Probe Suite applies. Click the add systems to probe suite link in the upper right of the screen to continue.
  5. The next page displays a list of all systems with Monitoring entitlements. Check the box to the left of the system(s) to which you wish to apply the Probe Suite, select the monitoring scout you wish to use, and click the Add systems to probe suite button to complete the creation of the Probe Suite.
You can either delete or detach probes from the suite. Detaching a probe disassociates the probes from the suite and converts them to system-specific probes for the specified system. This means that changes to the detached probes only effect that system. Deleting a probe removes it from the Suite for all systems.
To remove probes from the Probe Suite:
  1. From the Monitoring ⇒ Probe Suites page, click on the title of the Probe Suite you wish to alter.
  2. Select the Probes sub-tab.
  3. Check the box next to the probe you wish to remove.
  4. Click the Delete probes from Probe Suites button.
You may also remove a system from the Probe Suite. There are two ways to accomplish this. The first method is to detach the system from the Probe Suite. When you do so, the system still has the same probes assigned to it. However, you now have the ability to configure these probes individually without affecting any other systems.
To detach a system from the suite:
  1. From the MonitoringProbe Suites page, click on the title of the Probe Suite you wish to alter.
  2. Select the Systems sub-tab.
  3. Check the box next to the system(s) you wish to remove from the Probe Suite.
  4. Click the Detach System(s) from Probe Suite button
The second method is to remove the system from the suite. This removes the system from the suite and deletes all running probes from the system.

Note

This action deletes all of the Probe Suites' probes from the system as well as all of the historical Time Series and Event Log data. This action is irreversible.
To remove a system from the Probe Suite and delete all associated probes from the system:
  1. From the Monitoring ⇒ Probe Suites page, click on the title of the Probe Suite you wish to alter.
  2. Select the Systems sub-tab.
  3. Check the box next to the system(s) you wish to remove from the Probe Suite.
  4. Click the Remove System(s) from Probe Suite button.
Finally, as with single Probes, you may download a CSV file containing information about Probe Suites. Click the Download CSV link at the bottom of the MonitoringProbe Suites page to download the file.