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Nagios Core Administration Cookbook - Second Edition by Tom Ryder

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Scheduling downtime for a host or service

In this recipe, we'll learn how to schedule downtime for a host or service in Nagios Core. This is useful to elegantly suppress notifications for some predictable period of time; a very good example of this is when servers require downtime to be upgraded or to have their hardware checked.

In this example, we'll demonstrate how to schedule downtime for a host named sparta.example.net, and we'll examine the changes it makes in the web interface.

Getting ready

You should have a Nagios Core 4.0 or newer server with a definition for at least one host, at least one service, and some idea of when you would like your downtime to be scheduled. You should also have a working web interface, as per the standard installation ...

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