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!

Monthly Snap July: Releases, Meetups & Macbook Touchbar

July brought you new releases for our monitoring core and web frameworks: Icinga 2.9 and Icinga Web 2.6. Both major versions add more awesome features to your monitoring stack. Icinga 2.9.1 was already pushed fixing a problem with non-Systemd platforms, Icinga Web 2.6.1 is coming later this week fixing a regression.

On the other hand, integrations and cool new ideas are floating in our community channels. My personal highlight this time: A Macbook Pro touchbar status from Icinga, true #monitoringlove shared by noledge.

This month we’d like to welcome our newest Icinga partnerT1 Solutions. The Icinga-as-a-Service NWS platform hosted by our partner NETWAYS now features Icinga 2.9 master and satellites, try it out! Our partner Axxeo shared their insights on deploying Icinga 2 configuration with Ansible (German blog post).

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Monthly Snap June: Product Updates, Meetups and Events

We are planing with more events and camps in 2018/2019. Please let us know if you are interested in joining us in Washington, D.C., Tel Aviv, Berlin or Stockholm.

I’ve attended the Open Source Camp right after OSDC this year. Although its focus was on Graylog and Foreman, both products integrate well with Icinga. We’ve learned about the upcoming Graylog v3.0 release this summer, and watched the latest developments of the monitoring plugin for Foreman which allows to manage objects and downtimes in Icinga. It is also official – welcome dm-drogerie markt as Icinga user :)

 

Product Updates

This month we’ve been working hard on resolving the remaining issues for Icinga 2.9. The release will happen soon, now we gladly receive your test feedback from the snapshot packages. Bullet points are Elasticsearch 6 support, minimum version in the “icinga” check, fixes for the Windows reload, memory problems, scheduled downtimes and notification order.

Meanwhile, developers are also taking care of Icinga Web 2.6 coming this summer. You can expect new features like audit logging and new group grids, better monitoring health indicators and PHP 7.2 support. There’s also work underway for the business process module, sponsored by a customer.

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Monthly Snap May: OSMC 2018 CfP, product updates & user stories

Icinga turned 9 in May, we’re kicking off our 10th year of spreading the #icingalove ❤️

OSMC 2018 Call for Papers is officially open and we are looking forward to hear your Icinga stories this year. Did you dive through distributed setups, automated everything and combined the metrics of many tools into your stack? That’s a hell of a ride, and other community members will certainly listen and learn from your expertise :) Did you hack your own modules, themes and addons and want to share it with more than 250 other monitoring enthusiasts – write an abstract, choose a fancy title, hit “Submit” and see you in Nuremberg from November 5th to 8th, 2018.

The first Icinga meetup in Berlin was pretty much a blast, and community members enjoyed it a lot. Let’s hope to see more meetups in the future – if you need help with promotion or swag, just let us know.

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