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  1. ZABBIX FEATURE REQUESTS
  2. ZBXNEXT-6961

Update templates automatically after each Zabbix Upgrade

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    • New Feature Request
    • Status: Open
    • Medium
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • 5.4.5rc2
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    • Zabbix server in general

    Description

      Hi,

      I'd like request that every Zabbix template which is included in the default template set is automatically updated. Additionally, new templates in the default template set should be automatically added.

      New templates contains bug fixes and new features, so I think it would be a pity if users don't benefit from that automatically.
      Of course, this is a very major change – there are maybe customizations. So it must be checked – in case there are customizations, the user must be asked if he/she want's to keep the customizations or not.

      Thankfully, there were already some improvements with 5.4. To introduce the proposed improvements, the user will have to interact with the GUI after the upgrade to merge the possibly customized settings and the default settings. This would require the following changes (as far as I can see):

      1. currently, macros are saved as a single string. For example, template "Windows services by Zabbix agent active" – there's a macro "{$SERVICE.NAME.NOT_MATCHES}" with this content: ^RemoteRegistry|MMCSS|gupdate|SysmonLog|clr_optimization_v.|clr_optimization_v.|sppsvc|gpsvc|Pml Driver HPZ12|Net Driver HPZ12|MapsBroker|IntelAudioService|Intel(R) TPM Provisioning Service|dbupdate|DoSvc$
        Every single alternative must be saved in a row, not as a whole string.
      2. The user have to be asked for every single change, if he wants to keep his own setting, he have t press "keep it", to overwrite it he have to press "overwrite it".

      Of course it should be also possible to just keep all customized settings or to overwrite all of them.
      Both changes would be also great in case of manual import.

      This would be really very nice!

      Thanks,
      Kai

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            KaiHerlemann Kai Herlemann
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