September brought new releases for Icinga 2 and Icinga Web 2. We’ve also announced Icinga Camp New York on December 5th, 2017. Community members worked hard to bring you Ruby and Python libraries while we also say hi to Nagstamon 3.0 this month.
One important thing first: We are so proud to see Icinga used in many places. This month Ricardo told us that a part of German Telekom is using Icinga 2 with >500.000 services in production. This makes us soooooooo proud ?
We are proud to have found a spot at Microsoft for Icinga Camp New York on December 5th, 2017. Call for papers is still open, please submit your Icinga story! See you in NYC :)
Icinga Camp Berlin on March 8th, 2018 is not so far away too. We are looking forward to your talks on Icinga and enjoying #icingalove together.
If you happen to be in Zurich on November 6th, 2017, join the first Icinga meetup in Switzerland organised by our partner LinuxFabrik.
Bernd joined Percona Live this week with his talk about monitoring databases.
— Sveta Smirnova (@svetsmirnova) September 27, 2017
We are also sponsoring PuppetConf 2017 – poke Bernd and Julian and our partner Shadow-Soft for monitoring chats.
We’ve released new versions for Icinga 2 and Icinga Web 2 this month. Icinga 2 v2.7.1 addresses a couple of bugs introduced in v2.7.0 and also fixes bugs requested by Icinga support partners. Icinga Web 2 v2.4.2 tackles an issue with acknowledgments without expire time and provides many more fixes.
We are currently planning for Icinga 2 v2.8 and Icinga Web 2 v2.5 later this year. More on coming features and changes soon. Note: The bottom up client mode is gone for v2.8 – plan your migration already.
Rumors do tell that we will have new releases for the Puppet modules soon. There’s also work underway with a sponsored feature in the Logstash output for Icinga. Another rumor says that Director 1.4 got more features for a new release soon.
Trainings and Partners
Documentation, books or community channels might sometimes be not enough to fully understand the capabilities of Icinga 2, Icinga Web 2, Director and more integrations. We have our official Icinga trainings which are held by Icinga professionals at our partners.
One could spot that there’s also good food and a relaxing atmosphere during these trainings :)
— Piet (@piet_cc) September 22, 2017
Yip so ähnlich lief mein erster Test. :D Habe den Icinga2 Master getestet und das lief ganz gut an. […]
— Bascht (@bascht) September 26, 2017
Nagstamon 3.0 is released. Hooray!
— Nagstamon (@Nagstamon) September 13, 2017
Michael is test-driving a new REST API for NSClient++. He will be talking about in his OSMC talk too, I’ve heard ;)
— Michael Medin (@mickem) September 27, 2017
Kevin is working on a Python library to incorporate the Icinga 2 API calls.
On the Ruby side, Bodo takes care of enhancing the Icinga 2 gem. Thank you both for your awesome community work!
— bodsch (@schulzbo) September 25, 2017
Christoph updated his Icinga 2 Docker image :)
— Christoph (@PsiTrax) September 14, 2017
We’ve had a blog post over at the NETWAYS blog about hidden gems in Icinga Web 2. This also has been added into the documentation aside other huge documentation updates for 2.5.
— netways (@netways) September 5, 2017
Our fellow community member disasm shared a Fabric file to setup an Icinga 2 client, thanks a lot!
Erik shared a plugin to monitor unpublished comments in Drupal 8.
— Erik Wegner (@erikwegner) September 20, 2017
There’s a new plugin for monitoring Cisco VPN active sessions on Icinga Exchange.
There is a new project on Icinga Exchange by MonitoringTT. Check out the Cisco VPN active sessions -project on https://t.co/auAzq7RDaQ
— Icinga Exchange (@IcingaExchange) September 25, 2017
In case you are looking to monitor Flexibee, check out this plugin.
— Vítězslav Dvořák (@Vitexus) September 2, 2017
If you are monitoring DNSSEC, Mario has an update for you :)
— Mario Rimann (@mrimann) September 11, 2017
Assaf shared his story on Icinga. We are not a Nagios fork anymore, but a whole new project standing on our own. Watch the slides, it is totally worth it!
— aikilinux (@aikilinux) September 8, 2017
Did you know that Graylog is using Icinga 2 as their monitoring weapon of choice? :)
“Icinga has taken the frustrations out of Nagios” – great to hear what we’ve always wanted to achieve!
— Steven Nagel (@Bluecrest) September 12, 2017
Marianne is preparing for her OSMC talk, cannot wait to see it :-)
— Ihre BOFHhaftigkeit (@sys_adm_ama) September 17, 2017
We’ve come a really long way with Icinga. Debian Stretch removed Nagios and now proposes Icinga as default.
Icinga se convierte en el sistema de monitorización predeterminado, sustituyendo a
Nagios del que es fork https://t.co/Y5lHbp7QLn
— Alba Ferri (@branvan2k) September 17, 2017
Turning back the time a bit, I’ve found an old design draft from April 2014 – that time we designed and imagined how the cluster config sync could actually work. A hard time finishing everything for v2.0 but totally worth it :)
— Michael Friedrich (@dnsmichi) September 27, 2017
Seven years ago we’ve also put lots of energy into improving the old “Nagios CGIs”, known as “Icinga Classic UI”. We’ve learned a lot, and are putting that experience into Icinga Web 2 these days.
— Michael Friedrich (@dnsmichi) September 28, 2017
Icinga Web 2 provides theming support. Fellow community members have started to enhance Icinga Web 2 for their own needs :)
Happy Icinga users make us happy :-)
— Steven Nagel (@Bluecrest) September 11, 2017
That’s it for September. October brings more events and many of us are preparing their talks and integrations for OSMC starting on November 21th in lovely Nuremberg. See you there!