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Icinga Network Monitoring by Viranch Mehta

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Chapter 5. Host and Service Availability Reporting

Alerting is an important aspect of monitoring. There is no reason in having monitoring systems if we don't have efficient and impromptu alerting mechanisms in place. As discussed in previous chapters, Icinga provides a flexible way of configuring the type of alerts to send. Icinga itself isn't aware of the alerting mechanism. It simply knows when to call a notification (shell) command according to the Icinga notification configuration. Icing supplies the necessary details about the problem to the command, and the command takes over from there to use whatever mode of alerting it is programmed to use and actually send the alert. This flexibility allows us to easily extend and add custom alerting ...

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