Send Prowl notifications from op5 Monitor or Nagios

Install the Prowl iPhone app and register for an API-key so you can associate your push-notifications to your phone.

Create a new contact (example):

define contact{
 contact_name <Your-name>-push
 alias <Your-name> push notifications
 service_notification_period 24x7
 host_notification_period 24x7
 service_notification_options w,u,c,r
 host_notification_options d,u,r
 service_notification_commands notify-service-by-prowl
 host_notification_commands notify-host-by-prowl
 _prowl_apikey <Your API key>

Add following notification commands:

define command{
 command_name host-notify-by-prowl
 command_line /usr/bin/perl -w /usr/local/bin/ -apikey="$_CONTACTPROWL_APIKEY$" -priority=1 -application="Nagios-RPI" -event="$HOSTNAME$ is $HOSTSTATE$" -notification="Status: $HOSTOUTPUT$"
define command{
 command_name service-notify-by-prowl
 command_line /usr/bin/perl -w /usr/local/bin/ -apikey="$_CONTACTPROWL_APIKEY$" -priority=1 -application="Nagios-RPI" -event="$SERVICEDESC$ on $HOSTNAME$ is $SERVICESTATE$" -notification="Status: $SERVICEOUTPUT$"

And install the perl push-notification plugin from

If you like me run Nagios on a Raspberry Pi and wish to avoid to execute perl-code to save resources there are a C version as well which more or less don’t have much overhead.

Not very detailed instructions but the main parts are there so good luck!


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