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notifier behavior

We just purchased Simon and I'm configuring it now. I can't figure out how to do the following... assuming it's possible.

1. check a server every 5 minutes (ping)
2. if it fails, send one email
3. repeat checking every five minutes but don't send another email until 12 failures (1 hour between emails)
4. if recovery, send recovery email

the part i can't figure out is number 3. is this possible? so basically an option between only emailing once on the initial failure, and emailing after every test.


David Sinclair's picture

Re: notifier behavior

Sorry for the delay in replying; for some reason I hadn't noticed your post.

You could achieve what you want by using two notifiers: one to notify immediately, the other to notify after 12 consecutive errors. Plus the recovery notifier.