Services Dependent on Host

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Services Dependent on Host

Postby mitchsmith » Tue Apr 26, 2011 7:30 am

This may be a stupid question, but are services on a host automatically dependant on that host being alive/reachable.

I mean this in the sense of will I receive notifications for all services being down, that are on Host X. If host X is unreachable.

I believe this should be correct but cannot test as I am currently developing an existing NAGIOS environment and cannot actively turn off a host.

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Re: Services Dependent on Host

Postby niebais » Wed Apr 27, 2011 5:07 pm

In my experience, this has been the case. If the host is down, you don't get all the service notifications.

Here's the exception:
You will see SOME service notifications if they are checked BEFORE the host is checked as being down. It's not perfect, but it does a great job that way.
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Re: Services Dependent on Host

Postby tonyyarusso » Tue May 03, 2011 9:36 am

Yes, that is how it is supposed to work, and niebais' caveat is correct.
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