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Status Maps

The status map is created automatically and displays all hosts together with their status information.

By clicking on a host, you can see a pop-up display showing the status of the services.

Parent-child relationships can be displayed by clicking on "View parent-child relationships".


An automap shows hosts and services based on a self-defined filter.

Creating automaps

To create an automap, first click on the "New" button in the "Automap" overview.

Select a container and assign a name for your automap in the form that appears.

You can also select the field recursively. By selecting this option, the hosts that exist below the selected container are also included.

Next, set the filters that will be used to decide which hosts and services will be displayed.

These consist of one regular expression each for the host and service filter.

You can now determine which status will be displayed as well as how it should be displayed. In the lower right-hand corner of the screen you will see a preview of the selected display options.

Field Required Description
Container Container in which the automap is to be created
Name Name of the automap
Description Description of the automap
Host regex Host filters as regular expressions
Service regex Service filters as regular expressions

Map Module CE

The Map Module is a freely available extension in openITCOCKPIT. It offers you the ability to visually display monitored objects and provide these with your own backgrounds. For example, a site map or server rack can be directly provided with monitored objects or sub-maps.

Creating a map

A map needs to contain information before it can be visually processed.

To create your map, first select at least one container in which the map should be available.

After that, you can assign the map a name and title.

The Update Interval field defines the interval in seconds during which a map is to be updated in the map view.

Field Required Description
Container Container in which the map is to be created
Satellite Satellite system on which the map is to be created
Map name Map name
Map title Map title
Update interval Determines the interval in seconds during which the map will update your elements

Editing maps

Hat man ein Karten Grundgerüst erstellt, kann die visuelle Bearbeitung erfolgen.

Dazu klickt man neben das Zahnradsymbol der entsprechenden Karte (1) und anschließend auf "Bearbeite im Karteneditor" (2)

Now you are in the map editor and can perform various actions using the side menu.

  • 1. Items

Items can be hosts, services, host groups or service groups. You can also link other maps.

Items are displayed using icon sets. You can also use your own icon sets

  • 2. Lines

Lines can be hosts, services, host groups and service groups, maps and simple status-less lines.

  • 3. Summary status element

The summary status element is composed of several monitored objects.

Depending on the object selected, this can be one host and at least one service or several hosts and several services.

  • 4. Gadgets

Gadgets can be a variety of differing display elements. For example, these can be graphs, speedometers, traffic lights or similar.

They differ from the previous elements in that a gadget can only ever be a service, as it must always be based on performance data.

  • 5. Changing the background image

Here you can upload and add or remove background images for your maps.

  • 6. Adding text

With this tool you can insert text into your map.

  • 7. Icons

Here you can upload icons and place them in your map. The difference here to items is that these icons do not show a status.

Adding your own items / icon sets

To upload your own icon set, you must first compress all the required icons into a ZIP archive. All icons must be PNG images. Required icons:

Icon Beschreibung
up.png Host status up
down.png Host status down
unreachable.png Host Status unreachable
ack.png Confirmed host status
downtime.png Host downtime
downtime_ack.png Host confirmed and in downtime
ok.png Service status ok
warning.png Service status warning
critical.png Service status critical
unknown.png Service status unknown
sack.png Confirmed service status
sdowntime.png Service downtime
sdowntime_ack.png Service confirmed and in downtime

The following colour guidelines can be used for this purpose.

Show maps

There are two possible map views for the map module in openITCOCKPIT. The first option is the "normal" view mode. To enable this mode, click on the menu for the corresponding map (1) in the map overview and then select "Show".

To get to full screen view, open the menu for the corresponding map in the map overview (1) and then select "Show in full screen" (2).

This view is suitable for displaying on a TV set, etc.


Map rotations display an alternating, predetermined number of maps at a set interval.

Rotation erstellen

To create a rotation, click in the main menu Maps → Rotations.

Then click on the "New" button in the overview.

In the form, select the appropriate containers and assign a name for the rotation.

You can now set the rotation interval. This determines the time in seconds that a map is visible before it is replaced by the next map.

Finally, select the maps to be rotated.

Field Required Description
Container Container in which the rotation is to be created
Rotation name Name of the rotation
Rotation interval The interval at which the selected maps should be rotated
Maps Maps that should be rotated

Display rotations

As with the map module, there are two viewing modes for displaying rotations. For the "normal" mode, first click on the menu for the corresponding rotation (1) and then on "Display" (2)

If you want to view the rotation in full screen mode, first click on the menu (1) for the corresponding rotation and then on the button "Show in full screen" (2).

Wenn Sie die Rotation im Vollbild modus anschauen möchten, klicken Sie wieder zunächst auf das Menü (1) der entsprechenden Rotation und anschließend auf die Schaltfläche "Im Vollbild anzeigen" (2)

OpenStreetMap EE

What can I do with the OpenStreetMap module?

The OpenStreetMap module can display locations on a "real world" map by summarising the status of all included hosts.

What can be configured?

The settings for the OpenStreetMap module can be found under "System configuration → APIs → OpenStreetMap".

The filters "Location Status" and "Empty Locations" are default settings and can be temporarily adjusted using the filter option in the OpenStreetMap view.

Name Field Required Description
Server address Is the full address of the OpenStreetMap tile server which the module uses to attempt to retrieve map data. Example:{z}/{x}/{y}.png
Map update interval Interval in seconds during which the map view is updated (default: 30)
Show locations with status Defines the default status of the locations to be displayed in the view
Empty or unmonitored locations The option "Empty or unmonitored locations" prevents empty locations from being displayed in the OpenStreetMap view.
Advanced settings