Email Notifications missing Status Information


#1

We are setup with email notifications. The emails fire as expected, however on alarm error situations the “Status Information” (i.e. the plugins returned error message string) is not included in the emails. Is there anyway to get nagios to include this information in the emails?


#2

I think it’s by default enabled in Nagios but… myabe it’s not the same situation with your config. Check if you have $HOSTOUTPUT$ and $SERVICEOUTPUT$ macros in host-notify-by-email and notify-by-email in commands.cfg?

Anyway if you don’t, yes, it’s possible. In commands.cfg file you can format the email message. Figure out where you want the required information and then add:
Status information: $SERVICEOUTPUT$

  • this is how you will get the latest check output of a service
    Status information: $HOSTOUTPUT$
  • this is how you will get the latest check output of a host

The complete macro definition list is here:
nagios.sourceforge.net/docs/2_0/macros.html


#3

Excellent! exactly what I needed … thanks!