The Details tab is split into two drawers, ‘Basic’ and ‘Advanced’.
items within ‘Basic’ are the most commonly used fields for Service Check
The name of the service check, i.e. ‘Cisco 3750 Stack configuration status’.
Description: A friendly description of the Service Check, i.e. ‘A custom
SNMP check that returns the status of the switch in the context of its stack
configuration. Apply this to all stacked Cisco 3750’s.’
Service group: Covered in Section 4.4.2, a Service Group is
a container for one or more Service Checks and are used for alerting and access
control, amongst others.
Host templates:Covered in Section 4.4.3, a Host template can
contain one or more Service Checks from any Service Group. While a Service Check can only ever belong to one Service Group, it can belong to as many Host
templates as you desire.
Check period: Covered in Section ‘4.9.1 Overview – an introduction to Time Periods’, the check period defines when the Service Check runs. Generally, this is set to ‘inherit
from host’, meaning if the Host is set to be monitored between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm,
then the Service Check will also only run between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm.
Check interval: The interval between Service Check execution,
i.e. if set to 5m the Service Check will run every 5m; if set to 30s the Service Check will run every 30 seconds.