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

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
LVL 1
RiggedAsked:
Who is Participating?

Improve company productivity with a Business Account.Sign Up

x
 
giltjrConnect With a Mentor Commented:
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.
0
 
RiggedAuthor Commented:
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
0
Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.

All Courses

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.