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Nagios Core Administration Cookbook - Second Edition by Tom Ryder

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Writing custom Nagios Core management scripts

As established in Chapter 7, Using the Web Interface, some control over the Nagios Core process can be achieved by different areas of a web interface by enabling or disabling notifications or checks, scheduling downtime for hosts or services, or acknowledging existing programs. However, for large networks in particular, we may often need a more flexible approach to run operations on a large number of hosts or services in batches or to disable or enable features from another script, which is cumbersome to manage via the CGI.

For example, if we had a list of more than a hundred hosts in a segment of our network that were going to become inaccessible due to scheduled maintenance at a known time, it would ...

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