Steps to configure Nagios integration for incident management, using Squadcast

Follow the steps below to configure a service so as to push related alert data from Nagios onto Squadcast.

Squadcast will then process this information to create incidents for this service as per your preferences.

Using Nagios as an Alert Source

  1. Navigate to Services -> Service Overview -> select or search for your Service. Expand the accordion -> In the Alert Sources section, click Add.

2. Select Nagios. Copy the displayed Webhook URL to configure it within Nagios. Finish by clicking Add Alert Source -> Done.


When an alert source turns Active, it’ll show up under Configured Alert Sources, you can either generate a test alert from the integration or wait for a real-time alert to be generated by the Alert Source. An Alert Source is active if there is a recorded incident via that Alert Source for the Service.

Nagios Core versions 3.x and above are supported

Create a Squadcast Webhook in Nagios

  • Log in to your Nagios server and go to your nagios.cfg file (usually in /usr/local/nagios/etc/ or /etc/nagios). Make sure enable_environment_macros=1. You can find the path of all your object config files and resource config file here. Go to $USER1$ directory. You can find the value of this macro in your resource.cfg file.

  • Once you're inside the directory, run the following commands:

sudo wget
sudo wget
  • Once the file is downloaded please make sure that the file has execute permissions for your Nagios user. If not, then please provide the same using the following commands:

sudo chmod +x
sudo chmod +x

The Squadcast script for Nagios requires Python 3 to be installed on the machine running Nagios.

  • Go to commands.cfg file. Then add the following two commands:

# 'service-alert' command definition
define command{
        command_name    service-alert

# 'host-alert' command definition
define command{
        command_name    host-alert
        command_line    $USER1$/ '' '$HOSTNAME$' '$HOSTSTATE$' '$HOSTOUTPUT$' '$HOSTADDRESS$'


Make Sure to replace the url with the webhook url you copied from Squadcast Dashboard

  • Go to contacts.cfg file.

Create a new contact and set your notification_options and notification_period for service and host according to your preference.

Enable host_notifications and service_notifications

Set service_notification_commands to service-alert and host_notification_commands to host-alert


define contact {
        contact_name squadcast
        alias Squadcast
        host_notifications_enabled      1
        service_notifications_enabled   1
        service_notification_period 24x7
        host_notification_period 24x7
        service_notification_options w,u,c,r
        host_notification_options d,u,r
        service_notification_commands service-alert
        host_notification_commands host-alert
  • Then add the contact to your preferred contact group.


define contactgroup{
        contactgroup_name       admins
        alias                   Nagios Administrators
        members                 nagiosadmin,squadcast
  • Finally restart Nagios using the following command:

service nagios restart

Now whenever an event is triggered in Nagios, an incident will be automatically created in Squadcast. Also, once the event that triggered the incident(s) is resolved in Nagios, the relevant Squadcast incidents created would get resolved automatically.

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