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Feature #12313

Ability to add links to a knowledge repository for each node

Added by Garrett Honeycutt over 4 years ago. Updated over 4 years ago.

Status:AcceptedStart date:01/30/2012
Priority:NormalDue date:
Assignee:-% Done:


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As an Ops person who interacts with the Dashboard, I would like the ability to quickly cross reference my knowledge repo (wiki, sharepoint, run book, asset management, etc) with a given node, so that I can correlate additional operational knowledge about a node with the Dashboard.

In practice that might be an icon with a per node configurable link.

Ideally there would be a way to give a pattern that would work for all nodes and if you are more explicit by giving a link for a particular node, use that.

Something like global_info_link = “http://myorg.tld/index.php/%s” and we replace %s with the node name.

Nagios does something similar in their WebUI – see where they have notes_url


#1 Updated by Anonymous over 4 years ago

  • Status changed from Unreviewed to Needs Decision
  • Assignee set to Anonymous

Seems like a solid feature; How important is the ability to have a template for the path compared to the ability to the ability to just attach the data at all?

#2 Updated by Anonymous over 4 years ago

  • Status changed from Needs Decision to Accepted

There used to be a URL column per node in the database, but this was never utilized by Dashboard and removed in #5879. I’m in favor of re-adding it for the purpose of cross-referencing. #11940 also has to do with adding custom documentation to Dashboard.

#3 Updated by Garrett Honeycutt over 4 years ago

template for the path would be ideal, but minimally we would want per node URL.

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