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Nagios, 2nd Edition by Wolfgang Barth

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Chapter 12. The Nagios Notification System

What would be the point of system and network monitoring if it did not inform the right contact partner when things went wrong? Hardly any system or network administrator can afford to keep an eye on the Nagios Web interface continually and wait for changes in status to occur. A practical working system must inform the admin actively (push information), so that the admin has time to devote to other things and needs to intervene only when Nagios raises the alarm.

Whether a notification system does its job in practice or not is ultimately decided by how well it can be adjusted to the requirements of a specific situation. What may already be a critical error for one person may, for another, not be normal ...

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