Hi all. I have a base Nagios Core 3 install. its pretty much stock with some extra plugins.
Its been running about a year but it alarmed only a couple people. Whenever we did testing I could pop in and stop nagios during large changes or just ignore the emails. However, we are expanding this to production and now it is alarming larger and larger audiences.
I have played with scheduled downtime and it works ok for a single site and server with a few alerts. I put in my scheduled downtime and I get one email with “DOWNTIME START” and this is all well and good.
However, I set scheduled downtime for a GROUP for a massive change tonight. They are working on the main router to all of our remote locations (about 70). I put in scheduled downtime, but I got 70 emails with “DOWNTIME START” in them. That gets annoying to poeple. so I ended up disabling my mail relay to stop the insanity.
Surely, there is a way to put in scheduled downtime for a group and get one group alert and be silent for a few hours while my WAN guy brings the interface up several times over the next few hours without having to disable notifications altogether or stop nagios.