Icinga Vagrant Boxes 2.0: OpenStack provider and enhanced scenarios

It’s been a while since the last Vagrant box update and release, so here are the highlights of the past months combined into a new shiny 2.0 release :)

 

New provider: OpenStack

In the past week I’ve been playing with OpenStack. Johan was so kind to send a PR nearly 2 years ago, now the NETWAYS NWS cloud is ready for OpenStack and my tests. Small things were needed to adopt the box provisioning with floating IPs. If you are an experienced OpenStack user, you’ll know how to source everything into your environment. Everyone else just can follow the newly written docs :)

Huge shout-out to Johan from CSC for his contribution!

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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 :)

Monthly Snap August: Icinga Camp Tel Aviv, OSMC Schedule, Icinga 2 Book & Releases

Our first Icinga Camp Tel Aviv happens on December 17th, 2018, the fourth edition in Berlin takes place on March 14th, 2019 again :)

The first Icinga meetup in Salzburg, Austria happens on Oct 12th, 2018 – join for more #icingalove. The Berlin meetup was a great success, Carsten and Lennart joined there too. Watch their meetup group for future dates.

The OSMC 2018 schedule is online, with so many interesting talks in two days on three tracks. The hackathon on the last day is also back for more #icingalove.

Watch out for future Icinga trainings by our partners. There’s a new workshop available by NETWAYS which practices automated setups with Puppet and Icinga.

This month brought many releasesIcinga Web 2.6.1 as bugfix release, Graphite module 1.1 and Director 1.5. Icinga joined the OpenAPM initiative in August, you can learn more about it at OSMC later this year. We’ve also learned that Icinga is now an official input for InfluxDB’s Telegraf.

Carsten released v1.3.0 of the Grafana module for Icinga Web 2. Claudio shared insights into pinning checks in HA enabled cluster zones. Our partner NETWAYS has uploaded their webinar on building an Icinga 2 environment. Bernd updated his blog post series on monitoring tools which includes Icinga (obviously ^_^).

When the Icinga 2 book v2.0 got released, you are doing crazy things …. you’ll pause your vacation and drive 140 km … or you’ll wait and take it with you … sit at home and wait like xmas … compare the size, it is huge … feel motivated in a new week … and just love it.

Nagstamon turned 10 this month, cheerio ? Gunnar provided a patch for Icinga 2 which adds references, crazy shit. The monitoring plugins team and community members are working on check_curl replacing check_http at some point. Why would time be wrong, monitored with Icinga? ;)

Thank you Sascha for the nice view with the Icinga 2 book!

Icinga on OpenAPM

Icinga on OpenAPM

Building your monitoring landscape can be a hard task. The main reason for this is the sheer amount of available solutions. Even though, each of them has their own reason for existence. One challenge during the discovery phase is to find out if the tools you selected can work together. If they have integrations for each other or if they can use the same storage backend. OpenAPM aims to help you find out which parts can work together and how you may use them in combination. Further, it gives you some inspiration on what you can change to get your perfect monitoring stack. (more…)

Icinga joins HashiCorp Technology Partner Program

Icinga joins HashiCorp Technology Partner Program

One of the biggest advantages of Icinga is its capability to interact with other tools. Integrations of Icinga cover notification mechanisms, visualisations or automatic deployment. Especially our REST API allows users to easily connect with Icinga, be it for read access or the creation of new objects.The possibility to automate allows Icinga users to monitor highly dynamical infrastructure in private and public clouds. (more…)