Escalation/Notification Timing Issue


This is my third or fourth Nagios installation. I’ve never had this much trouble getting the timing down on escalated notifications.

Can someone tell me what I’m doing wrong? I would like to be paged after 15 minutes, at 5 minute intervals for 3 pages. Instead, I’m being paged at 8 minutes, every 2 minute intervals for 4 pages. I’ve included the relevant parts of my config for a generic service/escalation.

define service {

normal_check_interval 2
retry_interval 1
first_notification_delay 5
notification_interval 5
notification_period 24x7
notifications_enabled 1
notification_options w,u,c,r,f,s
contact_groups Null Placeholder Group

define hostescalation {

contacts Doug_Eubanks
escalation_period 24x7
first_notification 3
last_notification 6
notification_interval 5
escalation_options r,d,u



I’ve played around with the escalation, and it seems that no matter how I configured it, I get a 8 min delay, 2 min pages, 4 pages total.


Are you modifying the correct files? is nagios taking the config over? check in the config section… (you might have two nagios processes running)