Releasing Icinga Reporting for Early Adopters

Releasing Icinga Reporting for Early Adopters

We’re happy to announce that we released an early version of Icinga Reporting today! With this release we create the foundation for an overall reporting functionality for Icinga by introducing a new way to work with collected data. At the same time we are also publishing the first use case of Icinga Reporting which enables you to calculate, display and export SLA reports for your hosts and services.

 

Icinga Reporting

Icinga Reporting is the framework and foundation we created to handle data collected by Icinga 2 and other data providers. By definition Icinga Reporting does not collect or calculate any data. The framework processes usable data from data providers such as Icinga’s IDO or Icinga Web 2 modules and makes them available in different formats. The first version can display the data directly within the Icinga web interface or export it to PDF, JSON or CSV format. With scheduled reports you can receive the prepared data periodically via email.

 

IDO Reports

The IDO is the database where Icinga 2 stores all the status data it collects. It is also the first data provider for Icinga Reporting. We calculate the availability of your hosts and services over a certain amount of time and return a percentage value. This allows you to evaluate and compare the accessibility of you applications and network devices. You can use the data to check if you’re meeting your SLA (Service-Level-Agreement) and share it with your team and managers.

 

Open Source Projects

Icinga Reporting consists of multiple projects. We’re continuously working on updating and extending our existing Modules to provide data for Icinga Reporting. This release is at a very early stage and your feedback is very welcome and appreciated.

Join our community on community.icinga.com and have a chat with us about your reporting use cases and challenges! We will discuss Icinga Reporting on our upcoming Icinga Camps as well. The CfP for Stockholm, Milan and Zürich is still open for those who are interested in speaking at these events.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Icinga Reporting 1.8 Preview

At the moment we are working heavily on the upcoming Icinga 1.8 version of Icinga Reporting. Beside a new SLA function (thanks to Thomas Gelf) we’ve redesigned all templates and integrated some stunning new reports. We’ve also added a time-range selector (last week, last month and last year) to every time-range related report. Makes scheduling and automated report distribution much much easier.
Next up, we’ve got enhanced compatibility for PostgreSQL in the works. Please check out the current git-master to test the new templates. Feedback is always welcome.
Have a nice weekend!

Icinga Reporting 1.7 revised installer

If you were having troubles on installing Icinga Reporting, sorry – our bad. During package build, a faulty configure was added and therefore causing the installer to fail. Thanks to our lovely community, the issue was identified and already fixed – thanks tuxifier and formorer!
In order to keep things safe, we’ve replaced the existing broken tar.gz with the new fixed tarball available on Github as usual.
Sorry for the inconvenience!
 
PS: For those having aclocal, autoconf and automake in place, run the following commands as quickfix on the previous tarball:

$ rm configure ; aclocal ; autoconf

Icinga Reporting – For Icinga-Web & Classic UI Users

In version 1.5, we released an Icinga Reporting Cronk pre-installed in the Icinga-Web interface. Though Icinga-Web users maybe happy, perhaps Icinga Classic users might appreciate the ability to generate flash looking reports too. Good news is, Icinga Reporting can also be used as an add-on to the JasperReports interface to edit, generate and send reports using data from the Icinga Core.
Integrating Icinga Reporting is simple, all you require is:
– a JasperReports server,
Icinga Core with a configured MySQL database and IDOUtils enabled
Icinga Reporting package
and the rest is very simple, as ernestoongaro shows in his Youtube webcast:

JasperReports Server with Icinga Monitoring
(Part 1: Installation)

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SHLsTx3q6KY[/youtube]
 
Also, for those who would like to edit the existing report templates or create their own, ernestoongaro gives a quick introduction to Jasper’s iReport WYSIWG editor:

JasperReports Server with Icinga Monitoring
(Part 2: Usage & Basic Report Development)

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3_wKmuWmsY[/youtube]

Cheers to Ernesto for his easy-to-follow webcasts!
More information
Read more on Icinga Reporting’s features and how Icinga Reporting works. To get installation advice, see our Icinga Reporting Wiki articles.