I’d like to setup Nagios in such a way that during business hours all notifications will be sent through jabber and after hours/weekend critical systems through SMS. I believe this is possible if I:
Setup multiple multiple services for each type of service (i.e. HTTP) each with it’s own notification and time interval (say http_low /w work_hours and interval=0, and http_crit /w 24/7 and interval>0)
Setup multiple contacts for the same person /w different contact methods and make them members of different groups (i.e. contact_work /w jabber notification and contact_home /w sms notification and admin_work and admin_home groups)
Setup escalations to go from one group to another (may not be needed if I just assign both groups to the host/service and don’t have the contacts hours overlap?)
Would this work? Is there a better way? This seems like a TON more configuration and just plain messy.