Service check delay after host goes up


we have configured few hosts with services. Checks and notifications works fine. But I can`t find solution to following problem:

We are running some big fat java applications on hosts, so it took a while (max. 5 minutes) to start up whole application.
When host gone down, notifications are sent, everything is OK. When host goes up, notification ‘host is up’ is sent. When host is up, service checks are scheduled and executed. These checks failed (and notification are emitted) because our application has not started yet.

Is there some configuration option how to set amout of time to wait after host gone up before service checks are scheduled (executed)? Or is there some other way how to achieve it?

Fero Kittler


modify the number of retries or the delay between retries, the soft down status shouldn’t generate a notification.