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Learning Nagios 4 by Wojciech Kocjan

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Chapter 6. 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 topics:

  • Setting up notifications effectively—when they should be sent; how they should be sent; and how to use multiple methods of notifying users, such as setting up Nagios to send a text message to your mobile during the day or to send you a message on Jabber or HipChat only when you are online
  • Using escalations that allow sending information about the host or service status when it is ...

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