Configure Alerts


#1

I am new to Nagios without a frontend so forgive if this question seems noob-ish.

We recently installed the latest version of Nagios to get away from centreon. Though I am now wondering how to set alerts to where I don’t get 2 thousand emails over a 2 day period (the weekend). A lot of the alerts a duplicates. If I could get an email telling me the issue and then not receive anything until either the next alert was reached or the issue was resolved that would be great. Thanks


#2

Mmmm… im not a guru on this Nagios stuff… but i think if you set the max_check_attempts to a number like…2… max_check_attempts stands for the times nagios will run the check_command if it returns another state different from OK!

max_check_attempts 2


#3

notification_interval stands for time units before nagios re-notifiying the service is still at a non-ok status

    notification_interval   480

And if you dont like receiving email alerts if a host goes down during the weekend change the

notification_period 24x7

to the days you want to receive the notifications…

I remind you im not a Guru on Nagios… just saying what i may think it its…

this is how i have my some hosts definition on hosts.cfg, it might help you cause i dont get 1000 emails like you do

    use                     generic-host            ; Name of host template to use
    host_name               xxxxxx
    alias                   xxxxxx
    address                 xxxxxx
    check_command           check-host-alive
    contact_groups          teletubbies
    check_interval          2
    max_check_attempts      2
    notification_interval   480
    notification_period     24x7
    notifications_enabled   1
    }

#4

I’ll try this and see what happens. Thanks