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j0nz

New devices automatically being assigned as IMPORTANT automatically

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j0nz

I have a number of Domotz devices in networks that most devices are short term devices and so have a number of new devices arriving and leaving. I have noticed that a couple of times a week there is a new device that is automatically classified as an important device. They also seem to get a "Type" automatically assigned. This means that when the device leaves the network, in the summary view I have an alert that shows an important device is down. Once I go and check I reclassify them as indifferent and all is sorted.

 

My question is why do some devices get automatically classified as important on joining the network???

 

 

J0nz

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Tommaso

Hi J0nz,

 

the flag "Importance" is used to filter the agents' overview page in "Healthy" and "Issued".
To avoid people manually set the importance of each device we have a default settings for each recognized type.

For instance, a mobile device is flagged as "Indifferent", while an Audio Video as "Important".

I hope you understand the reason of this behaviour.

 

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j0nz

So why are these devices being automatically flagged as audio video devices? As far as I can see they are both PC's

 

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GregS

I'm having the same issue. It's kind of annoying. Always new PCs, AppleTVs, etc.. Those aren't my problem and I don't care if drop off the network :)

 

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Silvio

Many users love the fact that we have some automated logic to propose default type and classification. But I also understand your points. We are thinking of making this configurable for account. E.g. to have a global settings saying "never set new devices as important".  Not a precise plan yet.

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j0nz

would be great thanks..... Rather than per account would it be possible to have it per device.... there seems to be a few settings that could begin to go into this settings page, from my reading of the forums

 

  • Auto categorize new devices
  • Frequency of speed test 
  • Frequency of device tests

 

etc....

 

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