please be so kind to help me with the following question:
i would like to exclude certain nodes from discovery based on a string in their name. with the license changes in 10.10 i need to make sure that we do not discovery any client machines which might possibly be active in a server subnet.
so we are running the "Range IPs by ICMP" job to discover the ip addresses active in the defined ranges. on top of that we are then running "Host Connection by Shell" and the "Host Connection by SNMP" jobs. as soon as any of the Host Connection jobs is active, as result they will create CI instances of type Node. Including any possible clients which are active in the server subnet.
So now i would like to be able to filter out all Nodes which for example have a Name Like "cl%". So all Nodes where the name starts with "cl" and then whatever string, should not be discovered in the first place in order to not increase the license count.
So i was looking at the Trigger Query for the Host Connection By Shell job. For this job the Input CI Type is IpAddress. But i don't see any possibilitie to influence which node should not be discovered. All ip address will be a trigger CI for this job and then create whatever Node will have an active shell connection.
Any suggestion on how we could achieve this?