(Graphical) Alert counter


#1

Greetings all,

I am wondering if there is a plug-in available which displays the amount of alerts over a period of time for a certain system, sort of a graphical history.

i.e. if system X had 4 software failures over the last 24 hours, which are currently resolved, that the alert counter stays on 4 until I manually reset the counter.

This option would save a lot of time reading through the whole history.
On a first glance the administrator could easily spot which systems had some problems since the last visit to the site.

Thanks in advance for answering my question.


#2

confused. Don’t shoot me, I havent had much sleep the past days but isn’t what you want already implemented in the alert histogram?


#3

yes the histogram would show what you want, but better yet, install nagiostat.
For example: nagiostat installed and I have a service check_ftp. the ftp check gives the output of “login OK”. I setup nagiostat to plot any occurance other than “login OK”. What I end up seeing in the nagiostat graphs are “graphical representations of filed attempts to login”. Easily I could see that in the last hour, all was OK, the last day, there have been 2 bad logins, the last week, 5 failed, the last 5 years, 100 filed attempts.