Force Acknowledgement of All Critical States


Is there a way that nagios can be configurd to keep a service in its error state untill it is acknowledged?

I work in facility that has systems monitored 24/7. We want all errors to at least be acknowledged by the operator. Some may require action, many more may just need to be seen. Thanks for any help or advice.


so if a service goes critical, then recovers, you want it to stay critical in nagios until it’s acknowleged? There are no means to do this within nagios

or maybe i’m misinterpreting,
nagios’s default behavior is to keep emailing every hour if a service stays critical…is it just emailing once or something? you need to have notification_interval set for your service definitions if you want it to keep alerting every x amount of time.