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The configuration file backends.ini contains information about data sources which are used to fetch monitoring objects presented to the user.

The required resources must be globally defined beforehand.


Navigate into Configuration -> Modules -> Monitoring -> Backends. You can select a specified global resource here, and also update its details.

Each section in backends.ini references a resource. By default you should only have one backend enabled.

IDO Backend

Option Description
type Required. Specify the backend type. Must be set to ido.
resource Required. Specify a defined resource name which provides details about the IDO database resource.

Example for using the database resource icinga2_ido_mysql:

type = "ido"
resource = "icinga2_ido_mysql"