Posted on 2014-10-24
We run Zabbix to monitor certain things on about 125 machines which we have. It sends a notification whenever a problem on any of the machines is detected. It makes our life easy to find and fix any issue very quickly.
The problem is sometimes many of the machines have the same kind of issue then it sends a separate email for each machine/issue. In such cases we get dozens of emails within a few minutes. What we are looking for is to get a consolidated email every 5 minutes in case any issue is found. No email if no issue.
Zabbix does not provide such feature however it possible but time taking to get this done through Zabbix.
The other option which comes to my mind is all the emails from zabbix are sent to a temporary /dummy address. Then some sort of application retrieves the emails from that account, consolidate them, send to the actual email address and then delete from the temporary email address. This should happen every 5 minutes.
My question is there any software available which can do this?
We use google apps for emails but also have our own email servers running on CentOS.
Thanks in advance for your help.