If a unit has not checked in within the last hour an email should be sent out to a user to alert that a unit is not checking in.
I like this but I'd rather have this to be a generic 'notify' rather than specifying email. Maybe we should hit up a hubot instance if the user prefers.
initially I thought it would be easier to implement it like this. It would be better to have a notification framework so like a post or email or whatever.
After rethinking this, I don't think we should even do this. I think we should implement an API instead that will list units that are possibly offline. Then we can have nagios watch that. Having this system handle notifications seems like something it shouldn't have to do. Nagios is for notifications, let it do that job.
Yeah makes sense. Have fun integrating that into nagios ;P