The supplied nagios "notify_via_jabber" doesn't work out of the box, but I have a simple test script by Thus0 I lifted from the web that works fine - Now all I need to do is rewrite the notify script with the correct incantations from the test one.
Plan is then to have Jabber notifications for certain classes of nagios alert.
UPDATE: Success! added a new test on the disk servers as I knew there were some non-dpm boxes amongst them. Screenshot of