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Notifications and Events in Nagios 3.0- part1

May 15, 2009, 03:03 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Wojciech Kocjan)

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"This section covers notifications in depth and describes the details of how Nagios can tell other people about what is happening. We will discuss a simple approach, as well as a more complex approach on how notifications can make your life easier.

"Probably, most people already know that a plain email notification about a problem may not always be the right thing to do. As people's inboxes get cluttered with emails, the usual approach is to create rules to move certain messages that they don't even look at to separate folders. There's a pretty good chance that if people start getting a lot of notifications that they won't need to react to, they'll simply ask their favorite mailing program to move these messages into a 'do not look in here unless you have plenty of time' folder. Moreover, in such cases, if there is an issue they should be handling, they will most probably not even see the notification email.

"This section talks about the things that can be implemented in your company to make notifications more convenient to the IT staff. Limiting the amount of irrelevant information sent to various people tends to increase their response time, as they will have much less information to filter out."

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