The most important organizers are classes, as follows:

  • Device classes
  • Event classes
  • Service classes
  • Product classes

Templates and configuration properties can be inherited based on class. These attributes can be overwritten further down the class hierarchy, all the way down to the individual component level. The class hierarchy includes all defined and standard classes and sub-classes.

The following procedures are illustrated using device classes and sub-classes, but the same concepts apply to event classes, service classes, and product classes. When you add a device to the system, after providing the network name or IP address, specify its device class. Templates and configuration properties can be set at any level in the device class hierarchy.