To preface, I understand that services can be “disabled” by creating a discovery rule which disables services across wildcards. I find this process cumbersome, however, and I think it would be a great feature of CheckMK to have a toggle in each service definition to disable the service. Even better would be a set of check boxes alongside the services that one could check/uncheck to activate or deactivate the service monitoring. This change would offer a couple of advantages:
- Administrators could see at a glance which services are actively being monitored.
- It would be easier to switch services on and off as needed.
Right now, we’re having to go through and whittle down the services we don’t want, which is cumbersome, and then we run the risk of generating late-night pages for some service we missed. Having a better visual representation of the services which are active vs. not would be very helpful in this regard.