[icinga-users] Are icinga timeperiods holiday safe?

Michael Friedrich michael.friedrich at univie.ac.at
Thu Mar 15 10:50:50 CET 2012

Uwe Schuerkamp wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 15, 2012 at 10:30:50AM +0100, Michael Friedrich wrote:
>> Uwe Schuerkamp wrote:
>>> On Wed, Mar 14, 2012 at 04:58:39PM -0700, Russell Van Tassell wrote:
>>>> I think it's the same, though? (ie. re-scheduling of non 24x7 services)
>>>> Mailing list from a little over a year ago, now...
>>>>      -
>>>>      http://www.mail-archive.com/icinga-users@lists.sourceforge.net/msg00703.html
>>> Yep, that's the one... any ideas wether this problem has been solved
>>> in the meantime?
>> when a bug is open and not updated, this normally means that either the
>> problem is not reproducable, or more feedback needed. that being said, i
>> can't reproduce the issue, not even by a manual trigger/test in order to
>> implement a solving strategy.
> Hello Michael,
> thanks for shedding some light on this. So in your opinion it's safe
> to define and use Easter holiday exclusion timeperiods in icinga for
> services&  hosts being monitored during workhours only?

i'm not saying it's "best". I might say, that under various wierd 
circumstances the "check_period" with some timeperiod other than 0-24 
could fail and lead into strange reschedule strategy (1 week in the 
future). i've seen that code, i have debugged that code, i can't find 
the bug. the actual "exclude" directive has been fixed by Hiren Patel a 
while ago, and is not affected by that problem - in Nagios this is still 
the case, but also a different bug (not to be mixed with this one!)

since this bug affects the check scheduler, and not the notifications, i 
am more eager to advise to do such exclusions on the notification layer. 
set your contacts to not get notified during the easter holidays. this 
is the way i do it in my configs, if i have to.

> All the best,
> Uwe

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