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I would like to monitor a few hundred hosts using Nagios, yet I only want the switch fabric to show up in the statusmap.cgi. Is there a way to prevent a host from showing up in the status map, yet have it still be monitored?

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A google search shows somebody else asking the question - - but it comes with no answer :( – TheWellington Nov 9 '11 at 22:24

You might want to take a look at NagViz. It's a great tool for Nagios which allows you to visualise exactly what you want and is extremely flexible.

Another great tool to visualise your monitoring hosts/networks is PHP Weathermap

I am not sure statusmap.cgi is generally popular.

Nagios CGI documentation is here

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To disable hostgroup we use 'register 0' in the config file. I think the same we can do for Host "NOT SURE". Here is the way we disable hostgroup:

define hostgroup {
    hostgroup_name              Win-servers
    alias                       Win-servers
    members                     localhost
    register                    0

I suppose similer we can do for host like:

define host {
  host_name                     xyz
  use                           check_mk_host
  _TAGS                         cmk-agent prod lan tcp wato /wato/
  _FILENAME                     /wato/
  hostgroups                    check_mk
  alias                         xyz
  register                      0
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I dont see why this was downvoted, while hidden hostgroups are NOT available in each nagios version or clone it's one of the most elegant ways to do this. – Florian Heigl Jan 24 at 7:15

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