Nagios (API)

Nagios is an open-source monitoring system used to monitor the health of networked hosts and services.

Nagios monitors the entire IT infrastructure, spots problems, detects security breaches, and budgets for IT upgrades.

AlertOps’ alert management system can be integrated with Nagios to receive and respond to critical alerts through email, SMS, push notification or phone alerts. AlertOps would ensure that the alert would reach the appropriate team by using proper workflows, escalation policies and schedules. Based on your ruleset, incidents can be automatically opened and closed, depending on whether Nagios reports a problem or a recovery.

The above scenario and scope for integration is due to the fact that AlertOps has a very flexible and simple API/Webhook configuration feature that can be leveraged with Nagios’ monitoring and notification capabilities.

You can send alerts from Nagios to AlertOps.
  • AlertOps will automatically create an incident when a new alert is received from Nagios when the status field contains “CRITICAL” or “DOWN”.
  • If an alert with status “CRITICAL” or “DOWN” matches an existing Open Alert, AlertOps will recognize the new alert as a duplicate and ignore the alert.
  • The alert will be recorded in the Inbound Messages table as “Mapped Appended.”
  • AlertOps will automatically close the same incident when an alert with status contains “UP”,”OK” or “RECOVERY”.

These are examples of just some of the things you can do with Nagios and AlertOps.