OSMC 2013 – A Conference of Surprises

by | Nov 1, 2013

OSMC2013A week, two releases and a couple of beers later, we’ve finally found some time to share our slides and impressions of the Open Source Monitoring Conference (OSMC).
Over the two days, we came to learn a bunch of new addons such as Flapjack for notification management, Adagios and TKmon for web configuration alongside updates for the familiar NSClient++, Thruk and Bischeck.
Once again our project popped up in a few case studies, with Icinga being used by DB Systel the IT subsidiary/provider for the German railway; online real estate portal ImmobilienScout24; and Austrian IT provider for the Sparkasse bank group, s IT solution AT.
As an open source conference on monitoring, a few other projects were of course present, including Zabbix, OpenNMS and Nagios. Indeed that’s where the first surprise for the event came, with ex-Nagios core developer Andreas Ericssion announcing his Nagios fork, Naemon – the ‘Networks, Applications & Events Monitor’ to a nodding audience.
The next surprise though, came from our team. Bernd went to stage to present our most recent Icinga 2 milestone release, and wowed a full house with its multi-threaded, cluster-ready and component loader architecture. He then went on to offer a sneak preview of Icinga Web 2. We were thrilled with the feedback – but more than that we can’t say, so keep your eyes on this blog 😉 In the meantime, take a look at our slides for the thoughts behind our surprise preview:


Surprises aside, this year’s OSMC was as relaxed as always. It was great to come together and chat with real monitoring aficionados, catch up on the latest developments, all while releasing Icinga 1.10 from our little hack corner. After so many unexpected highlights this time, we wonder what OSMC 2014 will bring next year.

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