v1.10 Feature Preview: New Classic UI Filters

Icinga Classic UI users brace yourselves: clickable custom filters are on their way. If you really prefer to filter via URL, you are welcome to continue to do so, but the less swift of hand can look forward to:


Simply click on “Set Filters” and a pop up window with a range of options will appear. Click away and apply, to have your hosts or services filtered as you please.
From seeing which services are currently in WARNING or UNHANDLED states, to seeing which of them have notifications enabled or are flapping, the new filter ought to make Classic UI just that bit more intuitive and enjoyable to use.
Cheers to stku for the (longstanding) feature request, and my girlfriend for bearing with me while I cursed away at my computer upon discovering an annoying mistake in the source code. The curious will find my rants in the code on git.
We hope you look forward to Icinga 1.10 coming in 50 days as much as we do.

Icinga off to the SAGE@GUUG Meetup in Berlin

At 7pm, on the first Thursday of each month, SAGE@GUUG in Berlin meets to discuss all things open source and relevant to sys admins. This Thursday I’ll be presenting Icinga. Afterwards, we’ll head off for a beer.
The German Unix User Group (GUUG) has been getting open source people together for over 20 years now and is also host to a System Administrators Guild (SAGE)- hence SAGE@GUUG.
So, we’re looking forward to showing off Icinga to the well-established group of open source professionals there – though probably just as much as the chance to chat and share ideas over a pint or two.
From what we hear, all who are interested are welcome to join; with or without GUUG membership. The event is free but if you want to join for a beer after the event, you need to register, to reserve enough seats in a restaurant close by.
Hope to see you at TU Berlin, Telefunkenhaus this Thursday!

To WAP or not to WAP?

Team Icinga is toying with the idea of branching away from Nagios’ WAP interface. For those unfamiliar with it, the WAP interface was designed to display network status details on small LCD screens for mobiles before the advent of the smartphone.
With it you could view host group summaries, host and service statuses, (de)activate checks and notifications as well as acknowledge problems – all from your internet-enabled Nokia 6100.
Sadly since forking 3 years ago, we have not heard a single word on it from users, let alone bug reports or feature requests.
Combined with the fact that Icinga Mobile, Android and iOS apps are very cool – we’re thinking about removing WAP functionality from the CGIs, and investing our efforts elsewhere. But just to be sure, we thought we’d check with you – our Icinga user and developer community first:
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