Interface Alias in Check_MK Service Names

Interface services don't have very descriptive names by default in Check_MK. Out of the box, these services are named "Interface #" as they're discovered, with an integer in place of the #.

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This is great from one perspective, and frustrating from a dozen others. 

 

To alter this behavior, open your Rulesets in WATO

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Seach for alias and open the ruleset Network Interface and Switch Port Discovery

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Choose the appropriate folder and click Create Rule in Folder

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Give your rule an appropriate name, and in the Value section, check the box beside Alias as service name for network interface checks. Ensure Use Alias is chosen below it.

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Once you Save the new rule, you'll need to Commit the changes.

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Don't forget to Bulk Discover your hosts!

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The result? Great interface service names!

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