Creating an item

So, we have created our first very own host. But, given that items are the basis of all the data, it's probably of little use right now. To give it more substance, we should create items. So, still on the Configuration | Hosts page, select Linux servers from the Groups drop-down, and then click on Items next to the host we just created, A test host. This host has no items to list—click on the Create item button in the upper-right corner.

There's a form, vaguely resembling the one for host creation, so let's fill in some values:

  • Name: Enter CPU Load into this field. This is how the item will be named—basically, the name that you will use to refer to the item in most places.
  • Key: The value in this field will be system.cpu.load ...

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