We just set up Nagios a few weeks ago. Today the connection between Nagios and the internet was broken for about 7 minutes. After that, Nagios sent out 118 Emails and SMS Pages to tell us everything was down, then another 118 Emails and SMS Pages to tell us everything(118 servers) was up.
Is there a way to get Nagios to send out one mail when multiple hosts and services go down at once like… “Hey LOTS of stuff just went down” instead of: “Server went down” 118 times and “Server came up” 118 times? I searched for this and could find nothing. I found lots of people misunderstanding the question and suggesting “Flap Detection” but nothing actually related to “Everything went down at once.”
Any suggestions, work-arounds, scripts, or ideas about this?