i have a question regarding host state vs service state.
when a host is down it is reported under the host problems menu item.
it is added to the counter of hosts with a problem. if the host has failed that also means that the services for that host have failed but they do not seem to be in the service problems counter. also the host has a large red box indicating it has failed, the service has a light red small bar on the left (like when you acknowledge a problem)
is that by design? i would expect the service to also be added to the failed service counter and be indicated with a big red box in the list with services problems.
i also have a second question, we have a number of hosts where we only want to check if they respond to ping requests. for the host template i selected ‘hostalive’ for the check command. is that enough for this basic check or is it recommended to also add a ping check service to the host?
thanks in advance