Monthly Snap November: Releases, Icinga Exchange and OSMC

OSMC brought a lot of releases and new cool stuff to share and use this month.

Icinga 2 v2.8 including the CA-Proxy, On-Demand-Signing and Elasticsearch feature was released right before OSMC. Some of you already upgraded their production environment :)

Icinga Web 2 v2.5 was shown during our Icinga presentation at OSMC and released right after. Collapsible side menu, revamped design, domain aware AD authentication and many cool things more. Ensure to follow the upgrading documentation.

We’ve also announced new modules in their first release 0.9: Modules for Graphite and Elasticsearch integrated into Icinga Web 2.

Icinga Exchange v2.0 is now LIVE. Login with your Github account, create a new project, paste your project’s Github URL, choose an awesome logo, add some tags and let it sync. “icingaexchange.yml” is no more. Please join on in, we need your support on making this platform even better :)

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Monthly Snap October: Icinga on the ISS, PuppetConf, Releases

October brought us many new releases and events, and of course cool community integrations and plugins.

One thing ahead: Do you remember that NASA was asking for PostgreSQL support years ago? Did you know that they have been implementing Icinga on the ISS?

Icinga is still running on the ISS, supporting space exploration.

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Monthly Snap September: Releases, User Stories and Icinga Camp New York

September brought new releases for Icinga 2 and Icinga Web 2. We’ve also announced Icinga Camp New York on December 5th, 2017. Community members worked hard to bring you Ruby and Python libraries while we also say hi to Nagstamon 3.0 this month.

One important thing first: We are so proud to see Icinga used in many places. This month Ricardo told us that a part of German Telekom is using Icinga 2 with >500.000 services in production. This makes us soooooooo proud ?

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Automated Monitoring – Icinga meets Foreman

foreman logoAutomated monitoring configuration has many facilities. Some use configuration management software such as Puppet or Chef to deploy their host and service definitions. Others use the Director to import hosts from an existing CMDB and users from Active Directory. Independent from the technique that you use, I am sure we all agree that automated monitoring configuration is a huge benefit.

Today I am pleased to tell you about a new mechanism that came up recently to automate host creation in Icinga. The Foreman is a complete lifecycle management tool for physical and virtual servers. Servers can be installed classically via PXE or by using a cloud provider like Azure or DigitalOcean. You can also easily spawn Docker containers. The Foreman integrates configuration management tools such as Puppet, Chef or Ansible to set up and configure software after the installation. The list of available plugins is endless. (more…)

Monthly Snap March: Icinga Camp, Partners, Trainings, Icingabeat, approved Puppet module

March was all about our lovely community. We’ve had Icinga Camp Berlin and San Francisco, and also joined FLOSSUK. You’ll also recognize that our Puppet module for Icinga 2 was officially approved by Puppet. Blerim released icingabeat and blogged about it at the Elastic blog. And many more things happened …

We’ve also thought about 1st of April, but hey – we have so many great things to share and work on, we’ll skip it for 2017 ;-)

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Icinga Camp Berlin 2017 Recap

Berlin, Berlin … on a rainy Monday fellow Icinga team members took the long road to lovely Berlin. We were super excited to meet community members and soon-to-be Icinga users in the wonderful spot in Berlin, namely the Kalkscheune. Bernd invited us to go for the traditional “Curry Wurst” at Curry 36, including the emergency cheeseburger and some Dunkin’ donuts afterwards. We’ve also promised to grant a bottle of Gin to the last sold ticket, so we’ve got a Bulldog Gin too. We’ve then tasted the Adler Gin in our Motel One – so you’re right, Gin totally is part of the Icinga community :) (more…)