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Shared Notification Profiles

This has been added into trunk on 24th May 2012.

Shared notification profiles allow an administrator to define notification parameters which other users can then use.

They are very similar in concept to notification profiles, but these are shared and can be used by all contacts within the role.

You will need to have CONFIGUREPROFILES access to configure shared notification profiles. Remember - you need to have CONFIGURESAVE to save in the configuration screens!

If you have ADMINACCESS, you can see all shared notification profiles defined in the system, otherwise you will only see profiles associated to your own role.


Name for the notification profile. If a notification is sent from Nagios® Core using this profile, Nagios Core will say it was sent via a contact with the name of {contactname}/XX{name}.

This name must be unique.


This is the role associated with this profile. You cannot alter the role unless you have ADMINACCESS.


This lists all the contacts associated with this profile.

Notify by

This is a list of all the active notification methods defined on the system. Choose the notification methods you would like to receive for the objects and filters below.

By default, Opsview will ship with these active methods:

  • Email
  • AQL
  • RSS

Note: If no method is selected, then the profile is effectively disabled.

Note: If you select these methods, you still need to ensure that any relevant parameters are created in your contact profile. For example, emails will not be sent if your contact definition does not have the email variable associated. A warning is raised at Opsview reload time if there are missing variables.

You can add more methods via Notification Methods.

Selection of objects

The possible host groups, service groups and keywords listed depend on the access objects of the role.

See the access page for more information on how to select objects.

The contact will need to have NOTIFYSOME access to have their notifications setup.

Host groups

Select which host groups this notification profile will apply for.

Service groups

Select which service groups this notification profile will apply for.


You can select which keywords this notification profile will apply for.

Note: If a host or service is in multiple keywords, only one notification will be sent.

Notify for Host On

For this notification profile, choose which notifications states will be sent. This acts as a filter to the host notification options.

Notify for Service On

As above, but for services

Notification Period

When notifications should be sent for this contact. Acts as a filter.

Send From Alert

If set to 3, will only receive notifications from the 3rd notification onwards, based on the renotification interval.

Warning: at least one notification needs to be sent before this value increments, otherwise no notifications will ever be received.

Stop After Alert

This has been committed to Opsview Core on 2013-04-24.

Alerts will cease being sent after this number of occurrences. The default is 0, meaning there is no limit to the number of alerts sent. Note that this is just for the sending of alerts — Opsview will still show the host or service in an unhandled state.