I monitor desktops during work hours. Some desktops do not get turned only once or twice a week. I have disabled host notifications for those, but active checks still fail and "host down" still shows up as an unhandled problem in nagios/multisite. How to make host down to not be a problem? Also I want active checks to stay "OK" (last state) while host is down.
@Posipiet: all of our desktops run linux (debian or ubuntu) and I want to make sure that they are connected to internet, no updates are pending, not running out of disk space and memory etc. Some of our staff are not technical enough to administer machines on their own. I want to get alert, ssh in, and fix it without users noticing. Yet I don't want to be spammed when they are on holiday.