Services dependent on other Services



I monitor a large amount of hosts which all have 7 services being checked on them.

One of the services is a ping … what I’d like is other services (such as disk space and user checks) to not be checked and not appear as down if the ping is returning a critical response.

How would I go about doing this??

The ping service is being checked directly from the nagios server, but the other checks are being performed via nrpe …



Hello Richard!

I was about to tell you this is impossible, but in fact there should be a way doing your way… I think, all you have to do is to make all the services dependent on the main - ping, and if the ping is in non-ok state, the other checks should not being executed…