Thank you Udo for your ideas. A second site for special devices is a simple solution. It allows most flexibility with only a little extra configuration work. I’ll think about it, also about your second proposal.
Meanwhile I played around a bit and found another solution that works for me. I will describe my procedure here for discussion respectively as basis for anyone has a similar challange.
I created on top of my site two folders “Business Critical” and “Just for info”. For “Just for info” I defined at least the option “No Check Agent” and a label “notification:no”.
I created a global rule “Disable host notifications” with condition “Host label has notification:no”
Every device which ist created in or moved to folder “Just for info” will inherit this label and so no notification/alarm will be createt in down state.
- Now I had to modify 3 desklets in Main Overview dashboard: Host statistics, Service statistics and Host problems (unhandled). All desklets allow Context/Search filters. I added a filter condition: WATO folder = Business Critical.
As a result only hosts and devices in folder “Business Critical” will be displayed here. The desklet “Service Problems (unhandled)” does not need to be adjusted, because services of hosts in down state are not raised as default.
Any other view can optionally display devices from one or the other folder or both together, too.
Perhaps in large setups with many groups or departments my configuration will be not the best way.