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4 Performance Monitoring and Management : 4.5 Alerting : 4.5.3 Using PEM with Nagios : 4.5.3.2 Configuring Nagios-related behavior of the PEM Server

You can use the Server Configuration dialog to provide information about your Nagios configuration to the PEM server. To open Server Configuration dialog (see Figure 4.50), select Server Configuration... from the PEM client's Management menu.
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Use the nagios_cmd_file_name parameter to specify the location of the Nagios pipeline file that will receive passive check alerts from PEM. The default value of this parameter is /usr/local/nagios/var/rw/nagios.cmd. If your nagios.cmd file resides in an alternate location, specify the file location in the Value field.
Move the slider in the nagios_enabled parameter to Yes to instruct the PEM server to send passive check alerts to Nagios.
Use the nagios_medium_alert_as_critical slider to specify the warning severity that the PEM server will pass to Nagios if a medium alert is triggered:
If the is_nagios_medium_alert_as_critical flag is set to FALSE and the alert level is MEDIUM, the warning message will read WARNING.
If the is_nagios_medium_alert_as_critical flag is set to TRUE and the alert level is MEDIUM, the warning message will read CRITICAL.
Use the nagios_spool_retention_time parameter to specify the number of days of notification history that will be stored on the PEM server. The default value is 7 days.

4 Performance Monitoring and Management : 4.5 Alerting : 4.5.3 Using PEM with Nagios : 4.5.3.2 Configuring Nagios-related behavior of the PEM Server

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