October 17, 2023

Icinga Camp Milan 2023

Icinga Camps are the perfect platform to learn new things and share knowledge. A mix of Icinga developers, community and enterprise users come together to discuss the latest trends and share their best practices.

Impressions from Icinga Camp Milan 2023

What’s currently happening in development? What’s the next big thing in the Icinga universe? These and more questions were answered in presentations by Icinga developers, partners, customers and the Icinga community.


Get familiar with our speakers, together they build the centrepiece of Icinga Camp Milan.


Bernd Erk

Bernd Erk

CEO, Icinga

Eric Lippmann

Eric Lippmann

CTO, Icinga

Blerim Sheqa

Blerim Sheqa

COO, Icinga

Felix Joussein

Felix Joussein

Head of IT, pharm-analyt

Thomas Gelf

Thomas Gelf

Principal Consultant, Netways

Rocco Pezzani

Rocco Pezzani

NetEye Consultant

Nicolas Schneider

Nicolas Schneider

Developer, RISE

Birol Yildiz

Birol Yildiz

CEO, iLert

Simone Nocentini

Simone Nocentini

Sales Engineer, Kiratech

Vladimir Mozharov

Vladimir Mozharov

Senior Engineer, Kiratech


We prepared a line-up with great talks from awesome speakers with sufficient time for networking and asking questions.


09:30 - 10:00 | Welcome & Register

Arrive, register and start the day with a fresh coffee and great people around you. Bernd will kickoff Icinga Camp Milan 2023 and welcome everyone.

10:00 - 10:30 | Current State of Icinga - by Bernd Erk

This talk is a summary of all news and updates of the last months. We will cover all relevant fields and share updates about the current state of Icinga.

About Bernd

Bernd Erk is CEO and co-founder of Icinga. His technical expertise stretches across systems management, managed services and software development. As a core member of DevOpsDays organizers, he tries to spread the DevOps spirit wherever and whenever possible.

10:30 - 11:00 | Upgrading Incident Management with Icinga - by Blerim Sheqa

We started an initiative to rebuild and upgrade the way how incidents are handled in Icinga. Our approach includes better contact management, easier configuration of notification rules and better accessibility through the Icinga web interface. In this talk we will guide you through our concepts and demonstrate the current state of development.

About Blerim

Blerim Sheqa is the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Icinga, a popular open-source monitoring software. With a background as a systems engineer, Blerim started his career in the technology industry before transitioning to product management. In his current role, Blerim is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the company and ensuring that Icinga continues to provide high-quality monitoring solutions to its users.

11:30 - 12:00 | Monitoring Kubernetes with Icinga - by Eric Lippmann

We recently started researching and developing a Module for Icinga to monitor Kubernetes environments. During the past months we learned a lot about the platform and how we can monitor Kubernetes with Icinga efficiently. In this talk I will present our challenges but also the progress that we made. The talk will include a sneak peak into the current state of the Module and outline our vision of monitoring Kubernetes with Icinga.

About Eric

Eric is the CTO at Icinga and responsible for the management of the research and development as well as Icinga’s technological needs. Eric has over a decade of experience working with web development, and IT infrastructure management. At Icinga he implements the organization’s technical strategy and helps create new business strategies.

12:00 - 12:45 | SNMP Monitoring at scale - by Rocco Pezzani and Thomas Gelf
This presentation unveils a new addon component for the Icinga ecosystem, developed in collaboration with Würth Phoenix and with the support of Irideos. It enables distributed SNMP network monitoring for large segmented networks, capable of monitoring huge numbers of devices in near real-time, while displaying trend graphs for sensor and performance metrics.
An interactive MIB browser with distributed SNMP polling support and some nice network device visualization components will also be shown.

About Thomas

Tom, a native of South Tyrol, works as a Principal Consultant for Systems Management at NETWAYS and is usually always on the road: either on-site with customers, as a trainer in our training courses or privately while skiing in his hometown of Bolzano.

About Rocco

Rocco is a Solution Architect of Würth Phoenix. After graduating in computer science he gained experience in over 20 years of activity in the areas of operating systems, system architectures, databases, networking and development in complex environments, which he applies in Enterprise-level monitoring projects with NetEye.

12:45 - 14:00 | LUNCH

Lunch will be served in the conference starting from 12:45 PM. Please proceed to the designated area to enjoy a delicious meal and network with your fellow conference participants.

14:00 - 14:30 | Monitoring Cooling Units in a pharmaceutical GxP regulated environment - by Felix Joussein

Icinga is used to monitor and alert in case of temperature deviations in a GxP (pharmaceutical industry) regulated environment. The holy grale in a laboratpry environment are the study samples (animal but also human). So regulators (EMA, FDA,..) around the world want to ensure, that the sample-stability is at it’s best. To ensure this, depending on the known stability, certain temperature ranges in cooling-units are defined and have to be trackable thourghout the whole lifecycle of such a sample.

About Felix

Felix is the CIO of a the contract laboratory pharm-analyt. The pharmaceutical industry is a harshly regulated environment, and Felix is using Icinga for more than 10 years to monitor different aspects.

14:30 - 15:00 | Extending Icinga Web with Modules: powerful, smart and easily created - by Nicolas Schneider

At the Icinga Camp Berlin 2023 Nicolas shared his knowledge on how to build modules for Icinga Web. This time he will demonstrate what he has build so far, including extended functionalities to impersonate within Icinga Web, enforce team dashboards and many more.

About Nicolas

Nicolas studied medical computer science at TU-Wien. He likes working with PHP, especially using the Yii framework which has a MVC-generator. He’s one of the most active members of the Icinga Community forum.

15:30 - 16:00 | Incident management: Best industry practices your team should know - by Birol Yildiz

Developers and OPS engineers face the relentless challenge of responding to incidents swiftly and effectively, ensuring seamless system operations and customer satisfaction. At this talk attendants will learn how to implement proactive alerting strategies, effectively triage incidents, and collaborate seamlessly during high-pressure situations.

About Birol

Birol is the Co-founder and CEO of ilert, adeptly steering the company with a rare combination of technical and product expertise. His prior experience includes a significant role as Chief Product Owner for Big Data products at REWE Digital. With a strong foundation in Computer Science, Birol bridges the gap between developer and product strategist, constantly striving for innovation and customer-centric solutions at ilert.

16:00 - 16:30 | Infrastructure Monitoring for Cloud Native Enterprises - by Simone Nocentini & Vladimir Mozharov

Being a manged service provider comes with its very own challenges, especially when it comes to monitoring. In this session we will dive in into Kiratech’s infrastructure to get an overview from the provider and the client perspective, and what it takes to monitor a variety of technologies with Icinga. The strategy contains an approach of deploying Icinga with Ansible for comprehensive visibility and linking it with FreshService for seamless integration. We will have an outlook to future projects including event-driven automations, Icinga-style observability and application monitoring.

About Simone

Since 2000 Simone Nocentini has covered differet positions during his expecience. Starting as a technician he has had the possibility to begin a commercial journey that has sublimeted with the actual position as Soluton Architect in Kiratech. In Kiratech, as coordinator of the Sales Engineer Team, has the responsability to promote solutions based on Cloud Native Technologies, across Kiratech’s Customers.

About Vladimir

Vladimir is a Senior Cloud Support Engineer at Kiratech. He really enjoys solving tough tech problems, using his 15 years of experience in IT. Monitoring systems is another area he’s deeply passionate about.


This Icinga Camp took place at the fantastic “Meliá” in Milan – on October 17, 2023.


Meliá Milano
Via Masaccio 19

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