Most of our servers are supposed to be patched on the last weekend of every month - a few like our backup servers need to be patched the Monday afterwards. I have a simiple check that looks at the uptime of all our servers and sends an alert if they haven’t been rebooted in more than 45 days. The problem is that we get a lot of emails all at once at the 45 day mark since we’re a little sloppy :-). So our SMS group requested a view in Nagios where they could see the uptime status. I said no problem and created a service group called uptime. The problem now is that I can’t sort by the uptime status and we have a lot of servers. So the view isn’t very useful since the output isn’t sorted by the uptime status. For now, I’m going to create a script with wget and then sorting that.
This functionality seems like it should already be in Nagios. Do you know how to ask the developers to add this functionality? Or do you have a better way to do it other than my wget sorting script?
Nagios has 6 sort options, but there are 7 columns, so I know this is how we’d call it from http - with sortoption=7.