is it possible to have nagios check for host down before a service failure is sent? if a host is down or rebooted we get a lot of service notifications but just need the 1 host down..
its a really annoying issue because we linked nagios to our ticket system
Im not sure what happened, we have 2 nagios environments, I just inherited the environment from the other department and it was one of their major complains with it (was also new to me since my own environment has more checks and never had this issue)
After cleaning up the (hardly functioning) environment and implementing it in a helpdesk tool (otrs) I didnt see this behaviour so I suspect the messages were just in the minds of the coworkers (since nagios was mailing several times a minute!)
its now green after a few weeks hard work and the department is very happy with it...
sorry that I didnt close this issue before and thank you for your time!
another update: finally figured it out (I think). the nagios agent (opsview) crashed so it sends out the connection refused by host messages. I think that was bothering the IT department.