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How does Nagios Pager Notifications work and how to set it up

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Hi

Our CIO has given me the task of getting our Nagios to send Alerts/Notifications to specific pager/cellular-phone numbers in sms format. I have no Idee where to start or what to do.

I have noticed on our Groundwork/Nagios config there are options to setup a contact with a pager number, but does it work straight out the box or what will I need to do to get it working?

Kind Regards
Hendrik
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Nagios can do paging one of two ways.  

One way, the easiest is to a email enabled pager/phone and you code the 555-5555@pager.email in the pager field.  This works great, if your Internet connection is up and running.

The other way is via a modem to a alpha-numeric pager.  Which is a bit more difficult to setup, but will work if your Internet connection is down.
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Hey

Thanks for the help giltjr. Here in south Africa our Cellular service providers have the option for Pager/Email, the only problem is the ID10Ts have the feature, but it does not work under any circumstances. Thus we had to get our own type of SMS/Pager gateway going.

I found a nice piece of software called Ozeki NG (http://www.ozekisms.com/) that supports the Hauwei E220 modem (their are other modems, but thats one of the few modems that are avalable here in South-Africa) for its GSM network access. It is quite easily configurable and it supports a myriad  of connection and SMS options that makes it useful in more than one way.

Hendrik
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