With network device ports, could there be a way to tag certain ports with some user tag that a service monitor could use to know which ports to apply to? Â Currently when creating a Port Monitor service, you can select ports for it to check, with options of:
1. All detected ports
2. All ports of type (with a corresponding list of types such as “ethernetCsmacd”, or “propVirtual”)
3. Specific ports
I would like to see a fourth option very similar to #2, except being “All ports with tag” with a corresponding list of tags currently in use. Â The need for this is because in an organization where you may have thousands of ports across the entire network, there may be 10% of them that are connected to more critical devices or infrastructure and require a different degree of monitoring from the norm. Â None of the current options allow for centralizing control or management of the services that are applied to those ports through the use of service groups, etc. making it a monumental task to manage or modify any monitors that have to be customized to specific ports.