How do you manage the sprawl?

Discussion created by cwesley on Sep 20, 2013
Latest reply on Sep 24, 2013 by RobPol

We're monitoring(what feels like to me) a huge amount of devices, probably small compared to most of you here, and I'm wondering how do you keep it all straight?  


I've got lots of random alerts that should be culled, lots of missed actions that should be alerted on and every change I decide is worthwhile for every server needs to be replicated individually due to the often complex monitoring profile on each device.  Is there a way where I can make bulk changes to my server without overwriting existing settings in other parts of the probe?  


How do you manage a massive collection of often individual servers that are all (somewhat) unique with their monitoring needs?  And how do you make changes to those servers on the fly without disrupting the exisitng monitoring profiles?