[hobbit] Duplicate entries in bb-hosts

s_aiello at comcast.net s_aiello at comcast.net
Thu Aug 21 18:04:04 CEST 2008

On Thursday 21 August 2008 11:01:01 Everett, Vernon wrote:
> Hi all
> Here's one that's got me stumped.
> All the Hobbit docs and list information states that if we monitor a
> host with a dynamic (DHCP assigned) IP address, we put it into bb-hosts
> as
>     server01    # Other stuff here.
> Ok, not a problem. Been there, done that got the T-shirt.
> Now, if a host need to appear twice (or more), in 2 different pages or
> groups, for instance, then the first entry in bb-hosts is supposed to be
>    server02     # Other stuff here
> and the second (and subsequent) appearance should be
>    server02    # Other stuff
> Also all good. Got a few T-shirts for that too.
> Now for what I am trying to do.
> A host with a dynamic (DHCP assigned) IP address needs to appear twice.
> So I thought we follow the pattern.
> First entry
>    server03    #
> Subsewunt entries
>    server03    #
> Looks too easy.
> Well, it is too easy.
> Now on the hobbit server, bbtest is yellow, and the gives the message
> Error output:
> Host server03 appears twice in bb-hosts! This may cause strange results
> Any ideas how to get round that?
> The only other factors that might be relevant are
> 1. All the servers appear a second time in bb-hosts include file.
> 2. All of these hosts are Windows machines, running bbwin.
> All assistance greatly appreciated.
> Regards
>      Vernon

When having a host appear multiple times, one of the entries should be 
considered the primary entry with all bbtags for that device. You define that 
device entry as the 'primary' one with the prefer bbtag.


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