Icinga 2 Config Language (DSL): Advanced Apply Rules

Icinga 2 Config Language (DSL): Advanced Apply Rules

As many users of Icinga don't know what the DSL has to offer, I'm going to show you how to use custom variables and apply for rules to make your life easier when writing configuration for your Icinga environment. Idea In this example we will use custom variables on a...

Icinga 2 Config Sync: Behind the Scenes

Icinga 2 Config Sync: Behind the Scenes

Today's blog post dives into the internals of Icinga 2 and will give you an overview how the config synchronization works internally. We will take a small cluster as an example and follow the configuration files through the synchronization mechanism. We assume some...

Managing the Icinga Director with Ansible

Managing the Icinga Director with Ansible

This is a guest blogpost from Sebastian Gumprich from T-Systems Multimedia Solutions GmbH --- Our company is using Icinga for quite some time now to monitor our whole infrastructure and its customers infrastructure. We deploy many Icinga instances for different teams...

Docker: Secure, but comfortable images.

Docker: Secure, but comfortable images.

While developing Docker images for Icinga 2, Icinga Web 2 and Icinga DB we stumbled over OpenShift which doesn’t allow images to run as root by default. One has to enable that explicitly. Also admins of K8s environments being more permissive by default may decide not...

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 DSL: A couple of (unconventional) examples

Icinga DSL: A couple of (unconventional) examples

Today I will show you a couple of out of field useful functions from the Icinga DSL I use when creating some testing configurations for Icinga 2. Using the Icinga DSL is easy, quick and a good way of testing and validating your Icinga setup.   Icinga 2 console...

Rule based monitoring with Icinga apply rules

Rule based monitoring with Icinga apply rules

Apply rules simplifies creation of objects like Service, Notification, Dependency, ScheduleDowntime which require object relation. In this blog post we will understand rule based monitoring with Icinga apply rules with examples. Requirement: Icinga 2 and Icinga Web 2...

Setting up Graphite from Scratch on Icinga Web 2

Setting up Graphite from Scratch on Icinga Web 2

INTRODUCTION In this post, I will show you how easy you can integrate Graphite with Icinga Web 2. I assume you have a Icinga 2 ready with Icinga Web 2 Server running, and you have an additional Linux Server where you will install Graphite. It's recommended to have...

How to set up High-Availability Masters

How to set up High-Availability Masters

When getting started using Icinga 2, it is often enough to use a single master instance. But if your monitoring is business critical, you don't want to rely on a single master being online. This post will guide you through setting up Icinga 2 with two masters in HA...

Exporting Data from Icinga Web 2

Exporting Data from Icinga Web 2

Today we will talk about exporting data (such as hosts and services) from Icinga Web 2 into various formats.   Exporting From the UI You have probably already seen the drop-down in the upper left corner of a list? If you hover there with your mouse or focus it by...

community.icinga.com

community.icinga.com

Have you been to the Icinga Community Forum yet? The community forum is a place where you can meet and chat with other Icinga users. It’s hosted by Icinga and moderated by both the Icinga team and members of the community. It’s mostly being used as a platform to ask...

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