Current State of Icinga – OSMC 2021

Current State of Icinga – OSMC 2021

A couple of weeks ago the Open Source Monitoring Conference (OSMC) took place in Nuremberg, Germany. For over a decade now the OSMC provides a platform for monitoring engineers and open source vendors from the field. Icinga is part of this conference since the...

Releasing Icinga DB v1.0-RC2

Releasing Icinga DB v1.0-RC2

We are super excited to release the second Release Candidate of Icinga DB! This release comes after many hours, days and months of experimenting, re-thinking and rebuilding our own code and marks a huge step towards a new data backend for Icinga.   Why Icinga DB...

How to monitor your first Host with Icinga Director

How to monitor your first Host with Icinga Director

Creating a new Host within the Icinga 2 configuration files is fairly easy. Basically you only have add an object of the type "Host" to a config file and reload Icinga 2. Doing the same with Icinga Director is even easier, you don't even have to bother with terminal...

Releasing Icinga Director v1.8.1

Releasing Icinga Director v1.8.1

We are happy to announce the release of Icinga Director v1.8.1! The release includes many fixes in the UI but also increases the stability of Icinga Director in general. Even though it is not required, we do recommend to update to this version of Icinga Director if...

Monitoring the Monitor: How to keep a watch on Icinga 2

Monitoring the Monitor: How to keep a watch on Icinga 2

The question is (probably) older than monitoring itself: Who monitors the monitor? While Icinga comes with countless options to monitor a wide range of devices and applications, at some point you will ask yourself how you can observe if Icinga itself is having errors....

How to fetch data from Icinga Web

How to fetch data from Icinga Web

There are multiple ways to interact programatically with Icinga. Last week Henrik demonstrated how to connect to the Icinga 2 API through the Icinga 2 Console. Working with the Icinga 2 API is probably the most obvious way to interact with Icinga. Still, I would like...

Releasing Icinga Director v1.8

Releasing Icinga Director v1.8

Today we're happy to announce the general availability of Icinga Director v1.8! This release focuses on improvements of monitoring automation tasks within the director and enhancements for delegating specific tasks to your teammates.   Data field categories...

Build your own Icinga Module

Build your own Icinga Module

Building your own Icinga Module sounds like a big challenge, but is it really that hard? A look behind the scenes reveals that it's actually not as complicated as it sounds. But first things first: Why would you even want to create your own Module? It's fairly easy to...

Icinga Web Security Release: v2.6.4, v2.7.4 and v2.8.2

Icinga Web Security Release: v2.6.4, v2.7.4 and v2.8.2

We're releasing today multiple minor versions of Icinga Web 2 to fix a security issue that has been reported recently. The vulnerability in question allows an attacker to access arbitrary files which are readable by the process running Icinga Web 2. It has been...

Icinga User Survey 2019 Report

Icinga User Survey 2019 Report

In late 2019 we were running our first ever user survey on Icinga. We always strive to get to know our users and their requirements better. Our goal for the survey was to get a general understanding about how Icinga is being used. The results are very interesting for...

Releasing Icinga Web v2.8.0

Releasing Icinga Web v2.8.0

Today we're announcing the general availability of Icinga Web v2.8.0. Besides the compatibility with IcingaDB, this release includes fixes for access controls, support for newer PHP and MySQL versions and additional search functionality. Icinga Web 2.8-RC1 was part of...

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