A policy defines how you manage and work with the information collected from your devices. In Foglight NMS, you can create local and global policies.
Local policies encompass devices, monitors, alerts, scheduled actions, and blackout schedules so that any configuration changes you make occur from one central location. In a local policy you can:
Create and save permanent policies that are assigned to designated target a single IP or a range of IPs and device groups.
Define what and how often data is monitored and collected from your devices.
Create custom SNMP monitors.
Set alerts to automatically notify you when an issue arises or the network's performance declines.
Schedule an action to fix issues and restore the network to peak performance.
Disable alerts, notifications, and scheduled actions from occurring during specific times and situations.
Global policies work very similar to local policies. Like local policies, global policies encompass devices, monitors, alerts, scheduled actions, and blackout schedules so that any configuration changes you make occur from one central location. However, in a global policy you can:
Create cross-site policies. You can assign devices from different sites' networks to a single policy.
You can change a setting for an individual device without applying that change to all the devices in the policy.