I am very new to Nagios, so please fogive me if this is a stupid question...
I have Nagios set up now to simply ping my Cisco switches to check for availabilty and then to email me when problems occur. It's working very well so far, but I have one question.
Yesterday we took two of these switches out of service for a few weeks. Ever since then, I get notified every 30 minutes that they are down, despite having told Nagios to disable active checks, disable notifications, etc. I tried everything I could think of from the web gui to stop these alerts, but they keep coming. What is the **proper **way to deal with this in Nagios?
I know I have a lot more to learn about Nagios, but I'd appreciate it if someone could steer me in the right direction on this one.
Thanks very much.