Device templates

Device templates are applied to devices, one to each device. The system employs a single rule to bind device templates to devices: the value of the zDeviceTemplates property. For most device classes, this is "Device."

Common device templates are:

  • Device

  • MySQL

  • Apache

  • Active Directory

  • MSExchangeIS

  • MSSQLServer

  • IIS

For the Server/Linux/MySQL device class, the zDeviceTemplates property might contain, for example, "Device" and "MySQL." The system would collect CPU and memory information by using the Device template, and MySQL-specific metrics by using the MySQL template.