We walked a very long way since we have started working on Icinga Web 2 back in 2013, but now we finally made it. Icinga Web 2 is the successor of (you guessed it) Icinga Web. All the things we have learned from previous projects, various experiences from users around the globe and our community motivates us for such a long time to do things different. We still love Icinga Web and we’ll keep it in maintenance for the next years.
Icinga Web was very good for the last years but now we’re taking the next level. Icinga Web 2 is lightweight like the classic Icinga CGIs and flexible like Icinga Web and last but not least very easy to extend and to embed into other projects.
It supports multiple authentication methods like Active Directory, LDAP or database and multiple monitoring backends, i.e. IDO and Livestatus.
Service List and Detail
We support Icinga 1.x and Icinga 2 and we focussed on performance, usability and YOU. Download the first beta release over here at GitHub and give us as much feedback as possible.
After we previewed Icinga Web 2 it became a bit quiet about our work in progress. While we’re still fine-tuning stuff under the hood, there are great things to come in the next weeks covering both installation and configuration.
For the installation part we’re working on Debian packages and RPM packages for all major distributions which will be available from packages.icinga.org. Configuration will be as easy as pie because the first time you’ll visit Icinga Web 2 after installation, configuration will be guided by an installation wizard. The wizard will take care of the following things:
- Authentication setup
- Admin account setup
- Preferences setup
- Enabling and configuring modules
Of course all settings will be available to the frontend so that you do not have to touch any config file at any time, if you don’t want to.
Icinga Web 2 Module Configuration
And like Bernd I’m looking forward to seeing you at the Icinga Camp in San Francisco.
The rumours are true. A few photos have been leaked from the last Icinga Web team hack. It’s a bird… It’s a plane… It’s Icinga Web… 2!
Let us know what you make of it in the comments below.