[Orca-users] Re: Limiting hosts drawn.

Blair Zajac blair at orcaware.com
Tue Apr 16 18:44:08 PDT 2002

Darren Dunham wrote:
> I'd like to set up a more limited view of a subset of hosts for a
> group to use.  I was presuming that I'd set up a new .cfg file and
> create new RRDs and HTML files.
> However, I don't really want to replicate the raw data files and that
> means I've got more hosts than I want to draw.  I guess I could modify
> the find_files config, but the only way I see to do that is to replace
> the (.*) with some hideous bit like
> (servera|serverb|serverd|stupidmachine|thishost|thistoo) except that I
> have more hosts than that...

That is currently the only way to do it.

At Yahoo!/GeoCities we had hosts with names like www123, mail345, so
this selection of groups was easy with something like


If you don't have this naming scheme, it'll be harder.  You could still do


in one config file and


in another to subset them into half the alphabet.

> My preference would be to specify them in a cleaner manner. Either an
> "include" or "exclude" list of some sort.  If it's not otherwise
> possible, I'm willing to code it in some manner, but I'm not sure where
> best to start looking.

Right now there's no way to do this, unless you want to patch Orca to
handle this :)  I gladly accept patches.


Blair Zajac <blair at orcaware.com>
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