Welcome to our new community platform

Welcome to our new community platform

Our community is more than just helping with questions, sharing experiences and tailoring monitoring together. We’ve grown so much in the past 10 years that we always seek to improve the conversation. You’ve seen our many Icinga Camps, keep following our social media channels, engage with developers on GitHub, read our blog … one thing is gladly missed: Our very own discussion platform which combines a forum with a mailing list and also enables quick chats known from IRC channels.

We are proud to announce our new official community platform: Icinga Discourse. We’ve made sure to add the most valued content, howtos and questions there already. Now you just need to signup with a new account (hint: you can also use social logins like GitHub or Twitter) and join the conversation!

Discourse is built for the modern web, with endless scrolling, mobile views and much more to make it easy to start a discussion topic. We’ve also enabled the “mailing list mode” which allows you to reply to conversations from your mail client. Read more in the announcement post.

Oh, and by the way – say hello to our new shiny website. We’ve lifted and enhanced several product pages and made it easier to look for supported platforms and offers. Look around and let us know what you think!

Merry Xmas … a special December snap

Merry Xmas … a special December snap

It is this time of the year where you can take some time off and enjoy with family and friends, and do nothing computer related. Read a book or two, play games or just walk the countryside when you don’t go skiing 🙂
Many of team Icinga are off for two weeks, gaining some rest and recover for more adventures in 2019. The developers have been busy with reporting, backends, and many things more up until before Xmas and their hard work continues right after the holidays. 2019 also requires them to tackle problems reported by the many of you, and look for additional feature requests being fulfilled.
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Monthly Snap November: vSphere® and x509 certificate monitoring, OSMC & Icinga Camp Berlin

November brought an overwhelming OSMC and many announcements and releases. Check here for the video archive and Twitter feed. Especially the hackathon proved yet again many useful enhancements, thoughts, ideas and passion for future #icingalove.
Our Icinga module for vSphere® has been officially released in version 1.0. Also announced and now released: The shiny x509 module for certificate inventory in your environment. Icinga Web 2.6.2 and Icinga 2.10.2 provide additional bugfixes for stability in our mainline products.
Our Call for Papers for Icinga Camp Berlin 2019 is now open, please submit your Icinga story!
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Icinga 2.10.2 bugfix release

With the TLS connection improvements there was also another bug with hanging TLS connections unveiled. Turns out, this has been sitting there since 2.8.2 and not only affects JSON-RPC cluster connections but also HTTP request sessions, as being used inside the Director kickstart wizard for example. Tom is working on a fix for Director 1.6 in order to support older Icinga 2 versions too.
2.10.2 also fixes a programming mistake with the minimum version parameter for the “icinga” check, thanks for the patch, Max! The path constant changes in 2.10 introduced a regression with the cache file for icinga2 object list being overridden with the legacy 1.x objects cache content. You’re safe when you have disabled the statusdata feature before 2.10.2. SELinux would throw an error with package related changes, this has been fixed too. The documentation has been updated for removed/updated packages too.
Check the full changelog prior to upgrading packages from the official repositories.

Icinga Vagrant Boxes 2.0: OpenStack provider and enhanced scenarios

It’s been a while since the last Vagrant box update and release, so here are the highlights of the past months combined into a new shiny 2.0 release 🙂
 

New provider: OpenStack

In the past week I’ve been playing with OpenStack. Johan was so kind to send a PR nearly 2 years ago, now the NETWAYS NWS cloud is ready for OpenStack and my tests. Small things were needed to adopt the box provisioning with floating IPs. If you are an experienced OpenStack user, you’ll know how to source everything into your environment. Everyone else just can follow the newly written docs 🙂
Huge shout-out to Johan from CSC for his contribution!
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