SWISnap works with tasks that allow us to fully define and configure plugins to perform jobs. Additionally, SWISnap allows defining configuration templates for plugins. Those configurations will be later used when starting plugins as base settings and merged with configuration specified in each task file. It is important to note, that task configuration has a higher priority during the merge.
This functionality is very useful when there is a need to define the same setting for a plugin in multiple task files. For example, we use
publisher-appoptics.yaml configuration template, to only once set
token and other settings common for all tasks that use this publisher.
Plugin configuration templates can be written using yaml (default) or json syntax and should be stored in
The structure allows defining a single yaml or json configuration for plugins that support both V1 and V2 plugin framework. For V1, only simple key:value settings are allowed. For V2, full yaml or json syntax is supported for configuring the plugin:
## Type of plugin framework. v1 for plugins supporting V1 plugin framework. If not specified, v1 is used as default. v1: ## Type of plugin. Can be collector or publisher. publisher: ## Name of plugin. publisher-appoptics: ## Version of plugin for which configuration should be applied. all means that for every version. all: ## Plugin configuration template. For v1, only key:value pairs. token: SOLARWINDS_TOKEN hostname_alias: myhostname ## Type of plugin framework. v2 for plugins supporting V2 plugin framework. v2: ## Type of plugin. Can be collector or publisher. publisher: ## Name of plugin. publisher-appoptics: ## Version of plugin for which configuration should be applied. all means that for every version. all: ## Plugin configuration template. For v2 full yaml syntax is supported. endpoint: token: SOLARWINDS_TOKEN options: hostname_alias: myhostname
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