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Learning Nagios - Third Edition by Piotr Beltowski, Wojciech Kocjan

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Chapter 8.  Notifications and Events

We already know how notifications work in Nagios. The previous chapters described how Nagios sends information to the users when a problem occurs and how it decides to notify people. Previously, our examples were limited to sending an e-mail 24 hours a day or only during working days.

In this chapter, we will cover the following items:

  • Creating effective notifications
  • Understanding escalations
  • Sending commands to Nagios
  • Creating event handlers
  • Using adaptive monitoring

Creating effective notifications

This section covers notifications in more depth and describes the details of how Nagios can tell other people about what is happening. We will discuss both simple as well as more complex approaches on how notifications ...

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