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=Differences between Templates, Policies and Massive Operation=
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The three concepts could seem similar but they work completely different and they aims are very different too. In this section will be explained the differences and when you must use one of them.
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The three concepts could seem similar but they work completely different and their goals are very different as well. In this section their differences and choice of use will be explained.
  
 
== Templates ==
 
== Templates ==
  
'''Templates''' allow you to create a set of remote modules in an agent easily. When you apply a template the modules are created in the agent, in any case deleting or removing the existing modules, if the modules exist they are created again. If after applying a template you modify it the changes will appear in the following applications, if the agent has the modules and you reapply the modules will be created again. In addition to create modules in existing agents in Pandora you can use templates to create modules automatically in agent discovered by a Recon Task. Applying templates is made through Pandora web console.
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'''Templates''' allow you to create a set of remote modules easily within an agent. When you apply a template the modules are created inside the agent, in any case deleting or removing the existing modules, if the modules already exist they are created again. If after applying a template you modify it, the changes will appear in the following applications, if the agent already has the modules and you reapply them, the modules will be created again. In addition to creating modules on existing agents, in Pandora you can use templates to create modules automatically within agents discovered by a Recon Task. Applying templates is done through the Pandora web console.
  
 
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* When you need to create new remote modules in agents quickly.
 
* When you need to create new remote modules in agents quickly.
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== Policies ==
 
== Policies ==
  
'''Policies''' are an easy way to manage thousand of agents. It contain all the information to manage (create, remove and modify) any monitoring element of Pandora agents. In a policy you define, modules, alerts, file collections, inventory modules and the agents on which the policy will be applied. The first difference between policies and templates is that the policies support all kind of modules in addition to alerts and file collections. The second difference is that the policies could update the agents removing and modifying each component configured in policy. The policies are applied by Pandora FMS server which creates, removes and modifies the elements defined in the policies in each agent defined in the policy.
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'''Policies''' are an easy way to manage thousands of agents. They contain all the information to manage (create, remove and modify) any monitoring element of your Pandora agents. In a policy you define modules, alerts, file collections, inventory modules and the agents on which the policy will be applied. The first difference between policies and templates is that policies support all kinds of modules, in addition to alerts and file collections. The second difference is that policies could update the agents, removing and modifying each component configured in the policy. The policies are applied by Pandora FMS server which creates, removes and modifies the elements defined in the policies on each agent defined by the same policy.
  
 
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=== When using policies? ===
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* When you need to monitor a huge amount of devices easily.
 
* When you need to monitor a huge amount of devices easily.
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== Massive operations ==
 
== Massive operations ==
  
'''Massive Operations''' allow you to perform operations on agents, modules, users, alerts, or policies in a massive way. As you can see the main difference between Massive Operations, Templates and Policies is that Massive Operations are a tool to manage the different components of Pandora including agents, alerts, policies, modules, etc. They are very useful when you want to perform the same change in a huge amount of agents, alerts, modules, etc.
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'''Massive Operations''' allow you to perform operations on agents, modules, users, alerts, or policies in a massive way. As you can see the main difference between Massive Operations, Templates and Policies is that Massive Operations are a tool to manage the different components of Pandora including agents, alerts, policies, modules, etc. They are very useful when you want to perform the same change on a huge amount of agents, alerts, modules, etc.
  
Massive operations could be used to for example change the action in all alerts to send a mail to the same person, or for example to change the maximum and minimum values for module ''CPU usage'' in all agents.
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Massive operations could be used, for example, to change the action in all alerts to send an email to the same person or, for example, to change the maximum and minimum values for the module ''CPU usage'' in all agents.
  
 
Massive operations are operations or actions performed through Pandora web console on each monitoring component such as: agents, modules, alerts, policies, etc.
 
Massive operations are operations or actions performed through Pandora web console on each monitoring component such as: agents, modules, alerts, policies, etc.
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* When you want to perform the same change in a huge amount of elements (agents, alerts, policies, modules, etc).
 
* When you want to perform the same change in a huge amount of elements (agents, alerts, policies, modules, etc).
  
 
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1 Differences between Templates, Policies and Massive Operations

The three concepts could seem similar but they work completely different and their goals are very different as well. In this section their differences and choice of use will be explained.

1.1 Templates

Templates allow you to create a set of remote modules easily within an agent. When you apply a template the modules are created inside the agent, in any case deleting or removing the existing modules, if the modules already exist they are created again. If after applying a template you modify it, the changes will appear in the following applications, if the agent already has the modules and you reapply them, the modules will be created again. In addition to creating modules on existing agents, in Pandora you can use templates to create modules automatically within agents discovered by a Recon Task. Applying templates is done through the Pandora web console.


Esquema-applying-templates.png


1.1.1 When should I use templates?

  • When you need to create new remote modules in agents quickly.
  • When you need to create new remote modules in agents discovered by a Recon Task.

1.2 Policies

Policies are an easy way to manage thousands of agents. They contain all the information to manage (create, remove and modify) any monitoring element of your Pandora agents. In a policy you define modules, alerts, file collections, inventory modules and the agents on which the policy will be applied. The first difference between policies and templates is that policies support all kinds of modules, in addition to alerts and file collections. The second difference is that policies could update the agents, removing and modifying each component configured in the policy. The policies are applied by Pandora FMS server which creates, removes and modifies the elements defined in the policies on each agent defined by the same policy.


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1.2.1 When should I use policies?

  • When you need to monitor a huge amount of devices easily.
  • When you want to customize the monitoring for a huge amount of devices.

1.3 Massive operations

Massive Operations allow you to perform operations on agents, modules, users, alerts, or policies in a massive way. As you can see the main difference between Massive Operations, Templates and Policies is that Massive Operations are a tool to manage the different components of Pandora including agents, alerts, policies, modules, etc. They are very useful when you want to perform the same change on a huge amount of agents, alerts, modules, etc.

Massive operations could be used, for example, to change the action in all alerts to send an email to the same person or, for example, to change the maximum and minimum values for the module CPU usage in all agents.

Massive operations are operations or actions performed through Pandora web console on each monitoring component such as: agents, modules, alerts, policies, etc.


Esquema-using-massive-operations.png


1.3.1 When should I use massive operations?

  • When you want to perform the same change in a huge amount of elements (agents, alerts, policies, modules, etc).