Icinga on Raspberry Pi

Icinga on Raspberry Pi

Good news everyone! Or at least for all users of Raspberry Pi and the Raspbian operating system!

We now provide official packages for Raspbian on ARM chips. You can find those packages on packages.icinga.com.

You only need to add the repository and signing key, and you can start installing Icinga. Either as a agent for your existing Icinga system, or as a standalone monitoring system.

curl https://packages.icinga.com/icinga.key | sudo apt-key add -
echo "deb http://packages.icinga.com/raspbian icinga-stretch main" \
  | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/icinga.list

sudo apt update
sudo apt install icinga2 icingaweb2

Many thanks to our users ENDA and Nicolai from the community, for helping us getting started with official packages. They are already using Raspbian and Icinga in an industrial scale, to monitor remote locations all over Europe.

Feel free to check them out and give us feedback or ask questions on community.icinga.com and open issues on GitHub.



Icinga Bells

Fresh from the Christmas staff party for a lot of Icinga team members, comes a rather different Christmas song.
We hope you all enjoy it, and you can start relaxing for the upcoming holidays.
Kudos to Thomas Gelf for the lyrics!

Icinga (Jingle Bells)

Trav’ling through the world, with a sexy fancy toy,
To the valley for a show, coding is a joy.
Forking like a king, while all my servers cry,
All the cores are jumping in, go threading, be not shy.

I-cin-ga, I-cin-ga, Icinga all the way,
Oh! What fun it is to fork on all my cores at once.

A day or two ago, my tears not even dried,
Another fancy patch, came out and made me cry.
The patch was lean and lank, but still it didn’t solve
The problems there I had, I’d say they did evolve.

I-cin-ga, I-cin-ga, Icinga all the way,
Oh! What fun it is to fork on all my cores at once.

A day or two ago, the story I must tell,
Being at a customer, processors burned like hell.
Mister Gun’ar riding by, with Michael at his side,
They coded day and night, for fun and for their pride.

I-cin-ga, I-cin-ga, Icinga all the way,
Oh! What fun it is to fork on all my cores at once.

They managed it to keep, the load now pretty low,
But that’s just half the fun, so let instructions flow!
Context switches rock, and databases burn,
Hardware has been built for use, so let the spindles churn.

I-cin-ga, I-cin-ga, Icinga all the way,
Oh! What fun it is to fork on all my cores at once.

On the road for Icinga

Icinga on tour August 2015 - DebConf - FrOSConWe always want to bring Icinga and our work as a project closer to the people, show them what we do, and what Icinga can do for them.
Over the last few days I visited the DebConf15 and the FrOSCon, both in Germany, but still with the focus on a international audience.
Check the videos and slides if you are interested what I was talking about, the catchphrase is “Why favour Icinga over Nagios“.
There was also another talk about Icinga2 monitoring, for a business intelligence software, might be interesting for our German speaking users.


(Short edition)

Download Video – other Videos from DebConf

FrOSCon 2015

(Long edition)

Video: details and download – other Videos from FrOSCon

Datawarehouse Monitoring mit Icinga2 (GERMAN)

Gehalten von Sebastian Henrich

Details and download

Events in August 2015

Icinga on tour August 2015 - DebConf - FrOSConDuring August I will represent the Icinga team at two open source oriented conferences in Germany.
If you are visiting any of the conferences, feel free to contact me if you want to talk about Icinga.
Markus FroschLook for my face.
Tweet me on @icinga or @lazyfrosch
Or show up at my talks!


The yearly Debian conference and meetup for developers and contributors of the well known Linux distribution.
Well over 500 participants are expected. You might want to have a look when you are interested about Debian or Ubuntu in general.
When: Saturday 15 – Saturday 22 August (with a DebCamp the week before)
Where: Heidelberg, Germany at the International Youth Hostel
All details and schedules: http://debconf15.debconf.org


One of the big and community based open source meetups in Germany, the name says “Free and Open Source Software Conference”.
The audience is pretty wide spread, from a small student curious about Linux, to big companies.
There are even workshops for kids, about programming and the usual Raspberries or other fruits.
When: Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd August 2015
Where: near Bonn, Germany at Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Science
All details: https://www.froscon.de/en/info/