[icinga-users] Downtime notifications behavior

Michael Friedrich Michael.Friedrich at netways.de
Fri Nov 20 11:38:59 CET 2015


> On 20 Nov 2015, at 10:52, Bancal Samuel <Samuel.Bancal at epfl.ch> wrote:
>
> Hi,
>
> I’m not sure to understand Icinga2's behavior with downtimes.
>
> I would say this should prevents notifications to be sent to the admins during a period that is planned for maintenance.
> Let's see a concrete case : We reboot a server and make a cold image (Clonezilla).
>
> a) we declare a downtime for the host in question and "All Services".
> b) we reboot the server
> c) we receive one email for the host with "DOWNTIMESTART - host is DOWN"
> d) we receive one email per service on the host with "DOWNTIMESTART - host - service is CRITICAL"
> e) we process with or without network (that depends if we drop the clonezilla image on a local or a network storage)
> f) when maintenance is done, we reboot the server
> as soon as downtime reaches the end
> g) we receive one email for the host with "DOWNTIMEEND - host is UP"
> h) we receive one email per service on the host with "DOWNTIMEEND - host - service is OK"
> i) we even receive some emails with "RECOVERY host - service is OK" (duplicates with h) )
>
> That's a huge verbose for a planned downtime.
> What we'd expect would be a maximum of receiving the c) and g) emails ... and probably have the possibility not to receive any since we knew the problem before Icinga even found it.
>
> I've read http://docs.icinga.org/icinga2/latest/doc/module/icinga2/chapter/advanced-topics but couldn't find anything that could help.

Use type filters and drop the DowntimeStart and DowntimeEnd notifications in case you don’t want them.

Kind regards,
Michael

>
> Are we missing something about downtime?
>
> Thanks
> Samuel
>
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