How to correctly use contacgroupmembers macro


I’m having an issue that I’m sure has a solution, but my mind won’t wrap itself around it for some reason.

I’m trying to designate the following notify-service-by-email command with a slight tweak to the command:

‘notify-service-by-email’ command definition

define command{
command_name notify-service-by-email
command_line /usr/bin/printf “%b” “***** Nagios \n\nNotification Type: $NOTIFICATIONTYPE$\n\nService: $SERVICEDESC$\nHost: $HOSTALIAS$\nAddress: $HOSTADDRESS$\nState: $SERVICESTATE$\n\nDate/Time: $LONGDATETIME$\n\nAdditional Info: $SERVICEOUTPUT$\n\nVATS Wiki: $SERVICEACTIONURL$\n\nContacts: $CONTACTGROUPMEMBER$\n" | /usr/bin/mail -s "* $NOTIFICATIONTYPE$ Service Alert: $HOSTALIAS$/$SERVICEDESC$ is $SERVICESTATE$ **” $CONTACTEMAIL$

I bolded and underlined the specific macro that I’m using. In my mind, when a service is alerted a contact group, the members in the defined contact group are listed through the $CONTACTGROUPMEMBERS$ macro.

The actual alerts themselves are fine, as they’re getting to the right people. But what’s outputted by $CONTACTGROUPMEMBERS$ doesn’t match what I think it should. What seems to be happening is it finds the first contactgroup that one of the members is a part of and sets the contacgroupmembers designation as such. This seems to be backed up by the definition of the macro here:

Number two sounds like what it’s actually doing. SO… my question is, how do I output the contactgroup that’s associated for the service?

Here’s how I have contacts and groups set up:

generic contact is the default parameters.

define contact{
contact_name roger
use generic-contact
alias Roger

define contactgroup{
contactgroup_name servicecheck1
alias servicecheck1 (joseph,nik,zhifei,alerts,roger,eric)
members joseph,nik,zhifei,alerts,roger,eric

define contactgroup{
contactgroup_name servicecheck2
alias servicecheck2 (joseph,jeff,shawn,alerts)
members joseph,jeff,shawn,alerts

What happens here is that servicecheck1’s email gets sent to the correct members, but the members in servicecheck2 are displayed through both the $CONTACTGROUPMEMBERS$ and $CONTACTGROUPALIAS$ macros.

I hope I’m not being too confusing… any help would be great!



Nevermind. I found out that $NOTIFICATIONRECIPIENTS$ performs the function I’m looking for!