I’m not 100% new to the concepts here, but am really rusty. I dabbled with nagios and with early builds of icinga during the ~2007 to ~2010 timeframe, but at the time it was really someone else’s job, and I ended up being an OP5 user, but haven’t touched even that since probably 2013, and I was never a real expert.
So with that as context, I’ve got a fresh install of icinga2 and icingaweb2 via docker. Due to the links limitation for new users, I’ll post a reply showing the specific image I used below.
I didn’t try to get tricky with it, standard deployment with docker-compose. I made some edits to a few things because I’m behind a proxy, that’s it.
I have added 4 hosts while refamiliarizing myself a bit with the concepts - the only checks currently happening are hostalive, no agents have been deployed yet, I’m really just 10 feet past fresh out of the box.
I want to add custom attributes/fields to my hosts. That led me here:
Right away I’m at a dead stop. The very first instruction says " First, please got to the
Dashboard and choose the
Define data fields dashlet:" I have NONE of what it shows on that page in my dashboard. And I see no obvious way to add any of it, specifically the “Define data fields” dashlet.
So searching on the forum after the above led me to this:
Well, I don’t have most of what he shows in the director module either.
So, do I have a problem with my comprehension or a problem with my install?
I’m not averse to doing a lot of this via text configuration either, but if I’m supposed to be able to do it via the GUI then I’d like to understand why I cant.
Thanks for any help!