I want to able to map the “StandBy” state of an ESXi Host to a state in checkmk other than UNKN. Obviously this is not possible, although other states can be mapped. This is not a huge problem for me but I think the implementation would be positively recognized by all vSphere admins and operators as “StandBy” is not a UNKN state really.
The ruleset State of ESX hosts and virtual machines should be able to map a “StandBy” state of an ESXi host to another state than UNKN. Preferably this would be freely configurable, as there are use cases, where a “StandBy” state is a WARN or an OK state, or maybe even a CRIT state.
I found these posts in the German archives, just for reference:
Hi @mace and thanks for your answer. I see the approach but I would rather solve this from checkmk without interacting with the vSphere admins. Not that I don’t like them, I myself was one, but the solution of @ttr looks more scalable and easier to handle for me.