Host ping check vs other service dependencies

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Host ping check vs other service dependencies

Postby dwainwright » Thu Aug 29, 2019 10:36 am

I have a setup currently where I have:

Service template -> service -> host group -> host.

this works well for all of the services that we have.
1. ping check
2. snmp polling 1
3. snmp polling 2
4. snmp polling 3

These all work all of the time. however, I am hoping for a slightly different behavior.
When the ping check fails(and it is valid), the other 3 services go critical and all alert.
I am hoping to learn how to make the other 3 not alert when the host is not pingable.

Can I also do this with service groups?
Which would be better to use?

Thanks!
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Re: Host ping check vs other service dependencies

Postby scottwilkerson » Thu Aug 29, 2019 11:15 am

What are you using for the host check_command?

Be default, if the host goes into a down state, then the services do not send notifications.

If you set a ping type check as the host check_command you should get the desired behavior
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