Dell openmanage nagios plugin is chatty

Steve Jenkins stevejenkins at
Thu Jul 14 11:18:05 CDT 2011

On Thu, Jul 14, 2011 at 8:32 AM, Eric Rostetter
<rostetter at> wrote:
> We schedule our battery learning cycles for specific days (turn off the
> automatic running of them, then trigger them via cron).   On that specific
> day, our monitoring staff gets the cron e-mail (so they remember that it is
> happening that day on that machine).  They are also trained to know what a
> battery learn looks like in the monitor (so they don't ignore some other
> error as a battery learn issue).  We then ack all the alerts except for
> the actual battery one, to cut down on the noise...
> I'd love a better solution than the above though. :)  It is a real pain.
> Just knowing that the BB checks always happen on specific days cuts down
> on panic though. ;)

That's a great idea, Jason. We've grown so accustomed to the battery
warnings that we just ACK and ignore them. I like your approach
better. :)


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