Icinga Core 1.8.1 and Icinga 1.8 Web Virtual Machines

The virtual appliances for Icinga Core 1.8.1 and Icinga 1.8 Web are ripe for your picking!
Select from Virtual and VMWare versions of both Core and Web in three different flavours– Debian, OpenSUSE & CentOS.
If you’re curious as to how we’ve improved this round of virtual machines, see our change log below:
* Added a license file to the OpenSUSE VM to access from desktop #2658
* Enabled queries to be identified by instance_name icinga-demo #2657
All VMs
* Made Icinga users password-free for more demo convenience #2625
* Added locales beyond US.UTF-8 #2624
So, download your preferred VM and let us know if you have ideas for improvements, get stuck, or find a bug you’d like to help us with. Don’t forget that the VMs are not intended for production environments – with that in mind, happy testing!

Icinga VM 1.7 Beta

Icinga VM 1.7 Beta are now available for download and ready to test!
Again, we prepared VirtualBox and VMWare versions for you on three different Linux flavors (CentOS, Debian, OpenSuSE)! Since the last release of the VMs, the new ones include Icinga and Icinga-Web 1.7.
As always, you can use our development tracker to share bugs you might find. You can find tips on how to do that in the FAQ and HowTo sections. Feedback is always welcome!
Your help is much appreciated!

Icinga Virtual Appliances for OpenSUSE, CentOS & Debian

A while back we shared a Fedora 13 based virtual appliance for use with Virtual Box 2.2.
Times have moved on and building on user feedback, we (Team Quality Assurance & VM) now present three new virtual appliances in both VirtualBox and VMWare.
Simply download Icinga Virtual Image in your operating system of choice, and have a fully-fledged Icinga instance installed before your eyes.
Each neat little package includes your desired interface – Debian 6.0.3 (Squeeze), CentOS 6 or OpenSUSE 11.4 and…

  • 32bit VM
  • Default Icinga 1.6.1 with usual plugins, IDOUtils (MYSQL) and Icinga Web 1.6.1
  • XFCE with auto-login
  • Firefox with three tabs open (README with all the login credentials, Classic UI and Icinga Web)

Requirements: Working virtualization environment (tested on Virtualbox 4.1.8 and VMWare Player 4)
Download VirtualBox VMs:
Icinga VM on Debian
Icinga VM on OpenSUSE

Icinga VM on CentOS
Download VMWare VMs:
Icinga VM on Debian
Icinga VM on OpenSUSE 
Icinga VM on CentOS
NOTE: These virtual appliances are demo systems and are not intended for production environments.
The Icinga VMs can be found on our Sourceforge pages.
As always, let us know how you go with them – in the comments, on the development tracker (VM project) and on the mailing lists.
Also, kudos to Assaf Flatto, who gave me a hand and prepared the CentOS VM. He’s a great addition to the Icinga Team!

Icinga Chromed Status for Google Chrome/Chromium

Do you use Google Chrome/Chromium web browser? if so… do you also manage your Icinga services? Well there is  a new add-on extension that will make your life just that little bit more easier! its called Icinga Chromed Status by kepicz
Firstly this is only available for the Google Chrome & Chromium browser!
Get a copy of this extension here
Once you have it installed the configuration is fairly straight forward…


Simply add a valid Username & Password, and then the full URL to the status.cgi (https://your.domain/icinga/cgi-bin/status.cgi) then once you have entered this information you will be updated on the current health of your Icinga service. See below for the different views available…


Gives you a quick visual on where you may be having some trouble.


Gives you a visual on the health of your hosts.


Gives a visual on the health of your services.


A little about the author.
This is a great addition to your Google Chrome/Chromium browser and we thank kepicz for his efforts thus far!

Icinga meets Nabaztag!

Now for most of us we would not know what a Nabaztag is right? (yes!) Well a Nabaztag is a robotic rabbit that interfaces into your WiFi network and can be used for a range of clever things! to explain this rabbit better you can see the introductory clip here
Hans Moser has set up his cleaver little rabbit to announce his Icinga notifications using PHP.  Here is a short clip on how he went about it and what this little rabbit is capable of…

You can find the full details on Hans’s blog post here also Hans has expanded further on this to also include Icinga status messages, the details can be viewed here
A rather nice alternative to an E-mail or SMS !!!