I edited Nodes.nmis so that all nodes of a certain type have the 'collect' value set to false.
This change is seen in the webui, but I still see alerts for SNMP discovered devices and I'm not convinced nmis is actually updating the nodes.
The only way I can get the node to show correctly is to "edit node" then "edit and update node"
The following commands do not work (or throw any errors):
node_admin.pl act=update node=NODE info=1 debug=9
nmis.pl type=update maxthreads=8 force=true
How do I replicate the webui behaviour on the command line, for all nodes?
Any time you make a critical change to a node an NMIS update has to be ran well. NMIS updates are usually performed once a day but collects every 5 mins by default. Even though changes have been made to a node the event may still be there until you manually clear it yourself.
To update the node you would do the act=export command before act=update:
.pl act=update node=yournodename
More information as well as examples of this can be found on our WIKI here: Node Administration Tools#NodeUpdating
Hi Paul, Thanks for that info, I had already read that page but it doesn't really answer the question: What I've noticed is that editing the change to the node via the config file vs editing in the webgui will net different results. If I edit in the webui, it'll clear the alerts itself, and reformats the above screenshotted window in keeping with a pingonly node...can't I replicate this behaviour on CLI? This is important because if I need to bulk edit nodes in future, they won't be displayed properly without lots of clicking in the webui.