How to monitor a web server running NGINX|httpd

How to monitor a web server running NGINX|httpd

Web servers are software services that store resources for a website and then makes them available over the World Wide Web. These stored resources can be text, images, video and application data. Computers that are interfaced with the server mostly web browsers...

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...

Keeping up with Icinga Web Permissions and Restrictions

Keeping up with Icinga Web Permissions and Restrictions

This blogpost is a followup to the blogpost Icinga Web permissions and restrictions (how do they work, examples). In Icinga web 2 version 2.9, there are two cool updates to Permissions and Restrictions, namely Role Inheritance and Permission Refusal as explained by...

Monitor Windows without an Icinga Agent

Monitor Windows without an Icinga Agent

Looking to monitor your Windows systems with Icinga, but aren't allowed to install non-Microsoft certified software on them? Then you are in the right place. After all, you want to monitor your systems somehow. But you don't want to lose the support from MS...

Contributing to Open Source

Contributing to Open Source

If you're here you probably know the essence of open source already. To us, open source means more than just open source code - it’s also the ethics and the community feeling that goes along with that. For us it means that the people working on Icinga are more than...

Introducing dark and light theme modes

Introducing dark and light theme modes

We are constantly working to make Icinga even better by adding new useful features. We will be releasing Icinga Web 2 version 2.9.0 very soon. This version will have many new interesting features. Update: The initial version of this article mentioned v2.9 as target...

Bring your own CI/CD.

Bring your own CI/CD.

As a developer I couldn’t imagine working without one of these three things: a search engine – which saves me thinking by myself an IDE – which saves me typing function names completely and continuous integration – which saves me running unit tests by myself on every...

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....

Creating a Business Process and adding it to Dashboard

Creating a Business Process and adding it to Dashboard

In this blogpost I will introduce, how to create a business process from monitored hosts and services and how to add them to dashboards. Business Process module is an interesting module in Icinga Web 2. It allows you to visualise and monitor hierarchical business...

Calculating a state over multiple services

Calculating a state over multiple services

These days many setups have a lot of redundancy and you may not want to send notifications during the night, just because one of multiple http servers has a problem. This blog post will show you how to setup a single service with a state combining multiple other...

Debugging Filters and Apply Rules using the Script Debugger

Debugging Filters and Apply Rules using the Script Debugger

Have you ever been in a situation where something in your Icinga configuration did not work as expected and you ended up doing small changes and reloading Icinga over and over again? This can be especially tricky with apply rules and filters if they don't match the...

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