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AutoMonitor Express Scan

Overview of AutoMonitor Express Scan


AutoMonitor allows users to quickly and effortlessly discover and import hosts into their Opsview Monitor environment. The new wizard-based functionality simplifies and automates the scanning and configuration steps providing a fast and reliable way of maintaining continuous monitoring of your changing Enterprise landscape. Discovered hosts will be imported into the Opsview > AutoMonitor > {Scan Type} > ... Host Group Structure.

AutoMonitor currently supports three Express Scan technologies:


In order to access the AutoMonitor Application and run an Express Scan, the following permissions are required:

Opsview User Role:

  • CONFIGUREHOSTS permission defined in your Roles
  • CONFIGUREHOSTGROUPS permissions defined in your Roles
  • Access to the Opsview Host Group when running an AutoMonitor Express Scan to be able to create the Host Group Structure
  • NOT to be a tenant user.

Host Certificates

AutoMonitor Express scans do not use certificates for host checking. However several of the service checks do use certificates for host identification checks. Refer to the Host certificates section of each Technology scan for more information


Failing Scans

If a scan fails the error will be recorded within the scan log, available via in the UI. The full error will also be recorded within /var/log/opsview/opsview.log on the collector performing the scan. You can see these errors by running:

grep automonitormanager /var/log/opsview/opsview.log

Host group 'Automonitor' could not be created: Parent does not exist

This error is caused by the topmost Hostgroup having been renamed. The fix is to rename this top group back to the default of Opsview and retry the scan.