Hosts dependent on Service


Is there any way to make a host dependent on another service? Here is what I’m trying to accomplish. I have a service that checks the status of an interface on a cisco switch(up or down). And there are a bunch of hosts that are dependent on that switchport being up. I’d like to suppress pages for certain hosts if that switchport goes down. Any ideas? If I read the explanation of service dependencies correctly a service can only be dependent on another service.


Dear Ekoons,

I’m afraid that Service Dependencies won’t work as expected. Take a look at:


Hope it helps.