The Watch User Guides
Learn how to get the most out of The Watch.
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The Watch is Centreon’s community platform: a place to find and provide help, contribute to product evolutions and grow the knowledge base. Whether you’re a high-level Centreon expert, a long-time or recent user, whether you’re just considering using Centreon or achieving your first Centreon monitoring project, you have much to gain in joining The Watch. Why? Because Centreon is not just about great products, it’s also committed to help you succeed in your mission to deliver digital performance through a mutually enriching community experience. The Watch is where it happens. Read on to learn how you too can join The Watch, growing and sharing your performance monitoring knowledge. Open source software is all about community Even though Centreon markets commercial off-the-shelf solutions, our core software and culture are open source. As such, we’ve always been passionate about fostering a strong community around our IT monitoring software. Over the years, we’ve garnered over 250,000 co
Usernames in The Watch Community offer you a unique way to express yourself. We want our members to control the amount of information they share with the community, including their displayed name.Some members may want to be quickly and easily recognized, some may want to remain anonymous, and some may want to add a bit of fun and personality in their usernames. Requesting to change your username Changing your username too often can confuse other members and make it difficult for them to find who they’re looking for. For this reason, we ask that you limit the number of times you change your username in the communityIf you would like to change your username, please send a direct message to @Fabrix including the reason for the request and what you’d like your new username to be. Pro tip: To add a little flare or personality to your posts, you can always add a custom Forum Signature that appears at the bottom of your posts and replies. This signature could include your name, your initials
This guide will walk you through how to create a new post and share some best practices along the way. Let’s dive in! 1. Select + Ask Your Question From any page in The Watch, you can always select + Ask Your Question in the top right to create a new post. Select + Ask Your Question in the top right2. Select the type of post you’d like to create Here you will be presented with two options: a Question or a Conversation. Here’s what to consider when selecting your type of post: QuestionPosting a Question means to the community that you are looking for a solution to your question or problem. This does a few things for the community: Signifies to Centreon that you have a question – we will be alerted that you submitted a question and can work to help you find an answer Signifies to the community that you need help – Questions appear in the Unanswered Questions section on the homepage and are labeled throughout the platform with a ? icon. Lastly, replies to questions can be marked
✔️ What are best answers?One great feature in The Watch is the ability to mark a reply to your question as a best answer. This makes it easy for other watchers with a similar issue to find solutions to their questions and helps us to know when you’ve received a satisfactory response. ❌ How do I undo a best answer?There may be some cases when you accidentally select the best answer option or would like to change which answer you marked as best. Currently, there is no way for members to undo or change a best answer mark directly within a post. However, we can help you remove the mark when needed. If you ever need to remove a best answer, simply reach out to @Fabrix via a direct message in the community and provide a link to the post from which you’d like to remove the best answer.
Welcome to Centreon's online community platform: The Watch! It is aimed at bringing together all Centreon users.Here you will find everything you need to learn more about the Centreon platform and its various features. If you want to take full advantage of The Watch, you should create an account. Here are the top three reasons to register to The Watch: Get security patchesIf you use Centreon in a production environment, you need to be informed of the latest product updates, and more importantly security patches! You should first Register and then Subscribe to the "Product Updates" page to not miss anything. Product Updates page Vote for product improvements Registering to The Watch gives you access to the IDEAS module where users can suggest product improvements and new features. When registered, you may view proposals from all users and read the comments from Centreon Product Managers. And most importantly: you can vote for those improvements you would really want implemented in the
You've probably noticed that you receive an email-notification when someone replies in a topic which you have started / been active in. This is a tutorial to explain how to turn these notifications off. General settings for notifications You receive notifications of topics or subforums which you have selected as Favorites. Topics you have started are set as Favorites by default, but you can change notifications in your Settings page on your Profile page: Note: This will not unsubscribe you when you have subscribed to an entire subforum. Should you receive notifications for new topics in a specific subforum, then you will have to visit this subforum and click on "unsubscribe" in the top right corner in the subforum overview. Unsubscribe to specific topics You can also do this for an individual topic by clicking the Subscribe link at the bottom of the post. It stays grey to indicate that you're not subscribed to that topic: Should you have any further questions then please don't hesi
Hi and welcome to The Watch, the Centreon Community. We are so glad to have you onboard! Here are five tips which will help you for a great start: 1. Complete your profile information Everybody likes to know who they are speaking to. By adding more information to your profile, you are more likely to receive better and quicker replies from other users.In order to complete your profile information, go to the "My Profile" page. On this page, you can add:A profile picture (you can add a picture of you or what you like) A signature (a sentence which will be displayed at the bottom of all of your posts) The country and the city that you are from 2. Don't be afraid to ask ♂️Sometimes new users are afraid to start their own question or discussion, but you should not be afraid to do that - there is no such thing as a stupid question. Should a reply to you (or in an already existing discussion) be too technical or complicated, don't hesitate to ask about it. Only this way other users know that
Centreon’s community “The Watch” welcomes contributors from all corners of the world with a common interest for open source monitoring. Through adhering to this code of conduct we ensure our community is a respectful, welcoming, and stimulating place to be. As a member of The Watch, you pledge to respect all people who contribute through reporting issues, asking questions, posting feature requests, updating documentation, submitting pull requests or patches, and any other activities.Centreon is committed to making participation in this community a positive experience for everyone, regardless of their professional role, level of experience, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, personal appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, age, religion, or nationality. The following guidelines are designed to help us achieve that. Should there be any questions or issues, please let us know via a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. The rules we all get byBe friendlyUsers
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