Allows you to send a custom host notification. Very useful in dire situations, emergencies or to communicate with all admins that are responsible for a particular host. When the host notification is sent out, the $NOTIFICATIONTYPE$ macro will be set to "CUSTOM". The <options> field is a logical OR of the following integer values that affect aspects of the notification that are sent out: 0 = No option (default), 1 = Broadcast (send notification to all normal and all escalated contacts for the host), 2 = Forced (notification is sent out regardless of current time, whether or not notifications are enabled, etc.), 4 = Increment current notification # for the host (this is not done by default for custom notifications). The comment field can be used with the $NOTIFICATIONCOMMENT$ macro in notification commands.
#!/bin/sh # This is a sample shell script showing how you can submit the SEND_CUSTOM_HOST_NOTIFICATION command # to Nagios. Adjust variables to fit your environment as necessary. now=`date +%s` commandfile='/usr/local/nagios/var/rw/nagios.cmd' /bin/printf "[%lu] SEND_CUSTOM_HOST_NOTIFICATION;router;3;Ethan;I'm trapped in the NOC - help! BTW, is it normal for smoke to be coming from the router?!?\n" $now > $commandfile
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