Delaying notifications


I have a few devices that the snmp fails occassionally and this causes an alert. On the recheck the device is fine. I would like to delay thes services so that if a service is down it is rechecked say two minutes later and if still down then send alert.
How would I go about this? I cannot see how to delay certain services by one cycle


I have not personally played around with this option in Nagios, but this should get you started:

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Thanks, I am aware of escalation but that is not what I want. I want to be able to delay the first notification of certain services until Nagios has re-checked the device and foudn that it is still in error. this is so I can avoid alerting on momentary network outages that casue nagios to see a problem and alert staright away.