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...

Docker: You’ve got mail!

Docker: You’ve got mail!

So far we’ve chosen base images for our Icinga 2, Icinga Web 2 and Icinga DB Docker images, further reduced the image size and even taken care for security and comfort. Additionally Eric put all the images together via Docker Compose. But there’s still one little...

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...

How to connect to the Icinga 2 API via the Icinga Console

How to connect to the Icinga 2 API via the Icinga Console

Today I will show you a couple of small functions you can use with the Icinga Console. Using the Icinga Console can help with scripting in general and provides a quick and easy-to-use way of extracting information from your Icinga environment. We will take a look at...

Icinga for Windows Bugfix Release

Icinga for Windows Bugfix Release

Today we are happy to announce a bunch of bugfix releases for Icinga for Windows, which includes the Icinga PowerShell Framework v1.3.1, Icinga PowerShell Plugins v1.3.1 and Icinga PowerShell MSSQL v1.0.1. Icinga PowerShell Framework v1.3.1 The new release for the...

Interview with Angelika Bang, new Partner Manager at Icinga

Interview with Angelika Bang, new Partner Manager at Icinga

Could you just quickly describe where you come from? Actually, my professional background is in B2C brand and communication research. Over many years I have managed market research studies that helped brand manufacturers like Mercedes-Benz to understand their...

Creating dashboards based on custom filters

Creating dashboards based on custom filters

In this blogpost, I explain how to create dashlets using custom filters. This way you can create dashlets of your own which you find is necessary. Having dashboards in fact improves monitoring. Dashlets are the different sections under the given dashboard, which are...

Icinga 2 Config Sync: DIY Edition

Icinga 2 Config Sync: DIY Edition

Two weeks ago, Icinga 2 Config Sync: Behind the Scenes explained how the config sync in Icinga 2 works and how you can look behind the scenes. Today, we will put our knowledge from that post to the test and try to manually replicate the config sync. The most important...

Icinga for Windows – Hyper-V and Cluster Plugins Preview

Icinga for Windows – Hyper-V and Cluster Plugins Preview

Today we finally have great news to share for everyone using Icinga to monitor Hyper-V and Windows Cluster environments. For quite some time we've been working on multiple new plugins to provide better monitoring option for Hyper-V and Windows Cluster. The new plugins...

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...

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