Clone an existing configuration rule

Can I clone/duplicate an existing configuration rule?

Yes, it is possible to clone/duplicate a rule to create a new one. Being able to duplicate existing ones would potentially save a lot of setup time.

Use Case:
A user is monitoring around 10 servers and has a configuration rule named Windows Template with the following configuration profiles:
  • Notification Profile - Default Notification
  • Resource Profile - My Profile
  • Threshold Profile - Server Thresholds
  • User Profile - Admin
  • Services - MySQL, Apache, Tomcat, Kaspersky, Java
Now, the user is planning to add 8 more servers for monitoring.

Problem Statement:
The user wishes to retain the same notification, resource check and threshold profiles, but wants to change the user profile to "Application Team", add services including Netlogon, MailService, DNS, assetexplorer and remove the MySQL service from monitoring. To start from the scratch of setting up a configuration template would be time consuming.

Please follow the below steps:
  1. Log in to Site24x7 and go to Admin > Inventory > Configuration Rules. 
  2. Hover on the hamburger icon beside the configuration rule that you wish to duplicate. In this case, hover beside the rule Windows Template.
  3. Click on the option Clone
  4. Provide a new Display Name - "New Windows Template"
  5. Under Add Services, include Netlogon, MailService, DNS, assetexplorer. Click on the "x" icon beside the MySQL service to remove it from monitoring.
  6. Delete the existing User Profile and add one again to choose Application Team.
  7. Save your changes.
Now, a duplicated copy of "Windows Template" will be created with the above changes.

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