Monthly Snap January: New Website, Community Discourse & Icinga Tour 2019

Monthly Snap January: New Website, Community Discourse & Icinga Tour 2019

January brought us many new things for 2019. There’s more to come in our 10th year.

Icinga meetup organizers also have been busy, and I am very happy that Berlin happened last week at SysEleven while Salzburg users meet today at nic.at. Thanks a lot to the organizers and sponsors for such delightful community events!

Still not registered for Icinga Camp Berlin? Here’s the agenda, and of course there will be time to discuss the things I share here 🙂 Carsten will be there sharing unicorns!

Peek into the community channels and explore what’s cooking:

See you soon at Icinga Camp Berlin!

Welcome to our new community platform

Welcome to our new community platform

Our community is more than just helping with questions, sharing experiences and tailoring monitoring together. We’ve grown so much in the past 10 years that we always seek to improve the conversation. You’ve seen our many Icinga Camps, keep following our social media channels, engage with developers on GitHub, read our blog … one thing is gladly missed: Our very own discussion platform which combines a forum with a mailing list and also enables quick chats known from IRC channels.

We are proud to announce our new official community platform: Icinga Discourse. We’ve made sure to add the most valued content, howtos and questions there already. Now you just need to signup with a new account (hint: you can also use social logins like GitHub or Twitter) and join the conversation!

Discourse is built for the modern web, with endless scrolling, mobile views and much more to make it easy to start a discussion topic. We’ve also enabled the “mailing list mode” which allows you to reply to conversations from your mail client. Read more in the announcement post.

Oh, and by the way – say hello to our new shiny website. We’ve lifted and enhanced several product pages and made it easier to look for supported platforms and offers. Look around and let us know what you think!

Merry Xmas … a special December snap

Merry Xmas … a special December snap

It is this time of the year where you can take some time off and enjoy with family and friends, and do nothing computer related. Read a book or two, play games or just walk the countryside when you don’t go skiing 🙂
Many of team Icinga are off for two weeks, gaining some rest and recover for more adventures in 2019. The developers have been busy with reporting, backends, and many things more up until before Xmas and their hard work continues right after the holidays. 2019 also requires them to tackle problems reported by the many of you, and look for additional feature requests being fulfilled.
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Monthly Snap November: vSphere® and x509 certificate monitoring, OSMC & Icinga Camp Berlin

November brought an overwhelming OSMC and many announcements and releases. Check here for the video archive and Twitter feed. Especially the hackathon proved yet again many useful enhancements, thoughts, ideas and passion for future #icingalove.
Our Icinga module for vSphere® has been officially released in version 1.0. Also announced and now released: The shiny x509 module for certificate inventory in your environment. Icinga Web 2.6.2 and Icinga 2.10.2 provide additional bugfixes for stability in our mainline products.
Our Call for Papers for Icinga Camp Berlin 2019 is now open, please submit your Icinga story!
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Icinga Camp Berlin: Be a speaker!


There are many reasons to go to Berlin… The best one in March 2019 will definitely be Icinga Camp Berlin!
In case you already know our Camps, you might not have to think about sending your proposal ? If not: Don’t worry! We are always on the hunt for new speakers and would be happy to get to know you and your experiences with Icinga.
Get on stage! Send your proposal now! Call for presentations runs until end of December.
Icinga Camps are dedicated to Icinga – best practices, add-ons, tools, and the projects continuous development. The Camps offer the perfect platform to learn about new techniques and monitoring updates. Icinga developers, community and enterprise users come together to discuss the latest trends and share knowledge, experiences and stories. Be part of one inspiring day full of #Monitoringlove in Berlin!
More on: icinga.com

Monthly Snap October: Icinga Camps and Meetups

We’re in OSMC mode in October which typically means that expectations are high, time is limited and everyone is busy preparing talks, demos, implementing new features … but also fixing things. Icinga 2.10 brings support for namespaces, improved TLS connection performance and much more. Community members tackled some bugs already, 2.10.1 is released and 2.10.2 is waiting for test feedback from the snapshot packages. Also notable – we’ve agreed on writing more technical documentation for Icinga, future 2.11 will bring even more shiny insights.
On the right, you can see a draft from our community channels, how Icinga can be run distributed on ships. We’ve also learned that CESNET is using Icinga 2 and the Director for monitoring their eduroam infrastructure, sharing everything on GitHub too 🙂
Our partner Shadow-Soft wrote about using the official Chef cookbooks, NETWAYS updated the Icinga cloud offering in NWS to 2.10.1 and published the webinar video for adding new satellites and also working with the Icinga Director. If you are in Switzerland, join our partner Linuxfabrik for an official Icinga training in December!
Our first meetup in Salzburg, Austria was a great success – many hours of helping each other and exploring all the things. Rumors tell that other Austrian cities might get involved soon – many thanks to Moritz for organizing 🙂  Icinga Camp Tel Aviv happens on December 17th, make sure to book your flight and ticket!
Thilo looked into Grafana and Graphite graphs embedded into notifications, Gian Paolo went for NetBox and Icinga as MVP. Doing the migration dance from Icinga 1 to 2 is a good thing since 1.x is out of support by the end of 2018. 42ThinkTank did great!
That’s it for October, looking forward to the OSMC week, especially to meet many of you 🙂