The Comments function allows users to post notes to monitoring devices and associate these with certain monitoring responses. When a comment is created, it can be assigned to one or more monitoring devices for a specific date/time range. When a report for a monitoring device is created, the comments will appear for the specified reporting period.
Comments can be used to:
- Keep a record of causes of certain outages.
- Mark planned outages.
- Add an explanation to certain error conditions.
- Add any additional information for a specified monitoring device for any specified period of time.
Comments can be public or private. If a comment is marked as private, it will not be displayed on Dashboards, however it does appear in e-mail and online reports.
To set up comments, follow guidelines from the Comment Log article.