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Nagios allows you to change certain commands and host and service check attributes during runtime. I'll refer to this feature as "adaptive monitoring". Please note that the adaptive monitoring features found in Nagios will probably not be of much use to 99% of users, but they do allow you to do some neat things.
What Can Be Changed?
The following service check attributes can be changed during runtime:
The following host check attributes can be changed during runtime:
The following global attributes can be changed during runtime:
External Commands For Adaptive Monitoring
In order to change global or host- or service-specific attributes during runtime, you must submit the appropriate external command to Nagios via the external command file. The table below lists the different attributes that may be changed during runtime, along with the external command to accomplish the job.
A full listing of external commands that can be used for adaptive monitoring (along with examples of how to use them) can be found online at the following URL: https://www.nagios.org/developerinfo/externalcommands/