Not sure if I’m posting this in the correct forum. This might be something to think about for future releases, if it’s not already implemented. Is there a way to notify based on a user determined number of services are in a user determined state. For example. There is a host that has 50 different services associated with it. If one of those services goes into a critical state, there is no notification. But if it hits a threshold of say 5 services in a critical state, we send out a notification. It would even be nice to adjust this based on timeperiods. During the day, notify us if 1 service is in critical state, but at night, make it 5 services in a critical state.
Here is my reasoning/thought process behind this request. I work for a small privately owned cable company. Nagios works well for about 90% of our monitoring. We have one Server that monitors all our channels and sends out an SNMP trap to nagios when it detects a problem with a channel. I have a service setup in nagios for EVERY channel we monitor. But, I don’t want to be notified in the middle of the night if 1 channel goes out, but if we lose a bunch of channels, that is a problem and I want to be notified. Hopefully someone has some ideas! Also, it may be nice to have a summary email sent in the morning of all problems of the previous night that didn’t meet the criteria for notification, but where not in an OK state.