Notification to Pager from Nagios via DAPNET-Core

By default, Nagios can send emails to registered contact. Fortunately, there is also a contact property names pager which can be used very conveniently. Two things have to be added to your nagios config in order to receive the Nagios notifications via DAPNET.

If you want to send the notifications directly via UniPager, use this solution: Notification to Pager from Nagios via UniPager.

Define commands to send paging calls

Edit commands.cfg and add the following lines:

# 'notify-host-by-pager' command definition
define command{
        command_name    notify-host-by-pager
        command_line    /usr/bin/curl -H "Content-Type: application/json" -X POST -u $USER12$:$USER13$ -d '{ "text": "NAGIOS $NOTIFICATIONTYPE$: $HOSTNAME$ $HOSTSTATE$", "callSignNames": ["$CONTACTPAGER$"], "transmitterGroupNames": ["$CONTACTADDRESS1$"], "emergency": false }' $USER11$/calls

# 'notify-service-by-pager' command definition
define command{
        command_name    notify-service-by-pager
        command_line    /usr/bin/curl -H "Content-Type: application/json" -X POST -u $USER12$:$USER13$ -d '{ "text": "NAGIOS $NOTIFICATIONTYPE$: $HOSTNAME$ $SERVICEDESC$ $SERVICESTATE$", "callSignNames": ["$CONTACTPAGER$"], "transmitterGroupNames": ["$CONTACTADDRESS1$"], "emergency": false }' $USER11$/calls

Define DAPNET API-URL, username and password

As you see, there are macros $USER11$ to $USER13$ used. They should contain the API-URL, your DAPNET username and password. Define them in the resource.cfg:


If you don't have HAMNET access to, use without port (default 80 is right) or use your own DAPNET Core's API.

Setup contacts

Edit contacts.cfg and add the pager subscriber as set in DAPNET and the notification commands:

define contact{
        contact_name                    dh3wr
        alias                           Ralf Wilke
        service_notifications_enabled   1
        host_notifications_enabled      1
        service_notification_period     24x7
        host_notification_period        24x7
        service_notification_options    w,u,c,r
        host_notification_options       d,r
        service_notification_commands   notify-service-by-email,notify-service-by-pager
        host_notification_commands      notify-host-by-email,notify-host-by-pager
        pager                           dh3wr
        address1                        dl-nw

The pager entry defines the subscriber on DAPNET, the address1 defines the transmitter group. Remember to add the commands just created.

Attention: In order to minimize traffic on the DAPNET, please select a transmitter group just big enough to fulfill your requirements. Not whole Europe wants to be informed, that you disk space is below 10%.

Assign the contact to the host or service

Either use the template or define at each host and service the contacts you want to notify.

define host{
        name                            generic-host-rwthafu    ; The name of this host template
        notifications_enabled           1       ; Host notifications are enabled
        event_handler_enabled           1       ; Host event handler is enabled
        flap_detection_enabled          1       ; Flap detection is enabled
        failure_prediction_enabled      1       ; Failure prediction is enabled
        process_perf_data               1       ; Process performance data
        retain_status_information       1       ; Retain status information across program restarts
        retain_nonstatus_information    1       ; Retain non-status information across program restarts
        check_command                   check-host-alive
        max_check_attempts              10
        notification_interval           0
        notification_period             24x7
        notification_options            d,u,r
        contacts                        rwthafu,dh3wr
        register                        0       ; DONT REGISTER THIS DEFINITION - ITS NOT A REAL HOST, JUST A TEMPLATE!


This is how the result looks like:

nagiosnotification.txt · Zuletzt geändert: 2018/04/05 17:16 von dh3wr