Icinga Director v1.6.0 has been released with Multi-Instance Support, Configuration Baskets and improved Health Checks. We’re excited to announce new features that will help you to work more efficiently.
Work with multiple Director- and Icinga Instances
Many Icinga Users operate distinct instances for various reasons. Most of them do so to have distinct environments for testing and production. With v1.6.0 it is now possible to switch between them from a single Web frontend. You can also grant User Roles access do different Director Databases.
Put all your eggs in one Basket!
Or even better, use as many baskets as you want. Configuration Basket is the answer to one of our most-wanted features: the possibility to export, share and import all or parts of your configuration. This is not about monitored objects themselves. In a typical Director installation they are already highly automated, driven by many external sources.
Configuration Baskets are for your Host- and Service-Templates, (applied) Service-Sets, Commands, Import- and Sync-Definitions and much more. The basket takes care about all kind of tricky issues regarding related objects like Custom Data Fields.
So, what can this be used for?
- Configuration Backup before applying new changes. Ever reworked your Import and Sync, tweaked many many settings and wondered whether and how to eventually restore the former state in case your plans wouldn’t work out? Add the objects you’re working with to a Basket, create a snapshot.
- Comined with the Multi-Instance Support this makes even more fun: experiment new Service-Sets or Import strategies in your sandbox environment, diff to production – and ship your changes with a single click.
- Want to share an opinionated way of how to use a specific Check Plugin? Or how to Import and Sync from an Active Directory? Ship a related Director Basket with your Plugin!
Director Health Checks are a thing since v1.5.0. Problems are now also immediately advertised on your Director Dashboard by changing the color of the “Health” tab. Click there to see the current state without the need to wait for the next automated Check Plugin execution.
…and try to look good
Various little changes have been applied to the UI, you might want to check our Changelog for all the details. The most obvious change might be that we moved form field description back where they used to be: right below the form field.
Ready to upgrade?
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!
We are pleased to announce the first open source release of our X.509 module for Icinga.
The X.509 module for Icinga keeps track of certificates as they are deployed in a network environment.
It does this by scanning networks for TLS services and collects whatever certificates it finds along the way.
The certificates are verified using its own trust store. read more…
Official packages are available on packages.icinga.com. Community repositories might need a while to catch up.
Version 2.6.2 addresses the following topics:
- Database connections to MySQL 8 no longer fail
- LDAP connections now have a timeout configuration which defaults to 5 seconds
- User groups are now correctly loaded for externally authenticated users
- Filters are respected for all links in the host and service group overviews
- Fixed permission problems where host and service actions provided by modules were missing
- Fixed an SQL error in the contact list view when filtering for host groups
- Fixed time zone (DST) detection
- Fixed the contact details view if restrictions are active
- Doc parser and documentation fixes
You can find all issues and features related to this release on our Roadmap.
There are many reasons to go to Berlin… The best one in March 2019 will definitely be Icinga Camp Berlin!
In case you already know our Camps, you might not have to think about sending your proposal 😉 If not: Don’t worry! We are always on the hunt for new speakers and would be happy to get to know you and your experiences with Icinga.
Get on stage! Send your proposal now! Call for presentations runs until end of December.
Icinga Camps are dedicated to Icinga – best practices, add-ons, tools, and the projects continuous development. The Camps offer the perfect platform to learn about new techniques and monitoring updates. Icinga developers, community and enterprise users come together to discuss the latest trends and share knowledge, experiences and stories. Be part of one inspiring day full of #Monitoringlove in Berlin!
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