Object is a system element within which a monitoring process is going on.
An object can represent
- a physical device (server, processor, router),
- a program module (database, web server),
- a higher-level element relating to business processes (service, platform).
Objects can have unlimited number of child objects. Nested objects form a hierarchy with unlimited number of levels.
Also any object can have unlimited number of parents. Multiparent can be set in general object parametrs and allows an object along with set state changed conditions, properties, etc. to be displayed in different branches of its parents and to influence on the parents.
The simplest hierarchy example is a physical server represented with the objectwhich consists of the objects , , and as child objects. Meanwhile the object can be the parent object for one or several separate database child objects.