Install Icinga 2 on openSUSE¶
Add Icinga Package Repository ¶
We recommend using our official repositories. Here’s how to add it to your system:
openSUSE Repository ¶
rpm --import https://packages.icinga.com/icinga.key zypper ar https://packages.icinga.com/openSUSE/ICINGA-release.repo zypper ref
You need to additionally add the
server:monitoring repository to fulfill dependencies:
zypper ar https://download.opensuse.org/repositories/server:/monitoring/15.3/server:monitoring.repo
Install Icinga 2 ¶
You can install Icinga 2 by using your distribution’s package manager
to install the
icinga2 package. The following commands must be executed
root permissions unless noted otherwise.
zypper install icinga2
Systemd Service ¶
The majority of supported distributions use systemd. The Icinga 2 packages automatically install the necessary systemd unit files.
If you’re stuck with configuration errors, you can manually invoke the configuration validation.
icinga2 daemon -C
If you are running into fork errors with systemd enabled distributions, please check the troubleshooting chapter.
Set up Check Plugins ¶
Without plugins Icinga 2 does not know how to check external services. The Monitoring Plugins Project provides an extensive set of plugins which can be used with Icinga 2 to check whether services are working properly.
These plugins are required to make the example configuration work out-of-the-box.
Depending on which directory your plugins are installed into you may need to
update the global
PluginDir constant in your Icinga 2 configuration.
This constant is used by the check command definitions contained in the Icinga Template Library
to determine where to find the plugin binaries.
Please refer to the service monitoring chapter for details about how to integrate additional check plugins into your Icinga 2 setup.
The packages depend on other packages which are distributed as part of the server:monitoring repository. Please make sure to enable this repository beforehand.
zypper install monitoring-plugins
Set up Icinga 2 API ¶
Almost every Icinga 2 setup requires the Icinga 2 API as Icinga Web connects to it, Icinga DB requires it, and it enables cluster communication functionality for highly available and distributed setups.
If you set up a highly available and/or distributed Icinga monitoring environment, please read the Distributed Monitoring chapter as the commands to set up the API are different from setting up a single node setup.
See the API chapter for details, or follow the steps below to set up the API quickly:
Run the following command to:
- enable the
- set up certificates, and
- add the API user
rootwith an auto-generated password in the configuration file
icinga2 api setup
Restart Icinga 2 for these changes to take effect.
systemctl restart icinga2
Ensure to include the following in your backups:
- Configuration files in
- Certificate files in
/var/lib/icinga2/ca(Master CA key pair) and
- Runtime files in