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Getting Started - Icinga for Windows

Icinga for Windows provides tools and functionality to entirely manage itself. This includes first-time deployment including later installation of new components or updating installed ones. To ensure a smooth setup procedure, we recommend using the by Icinga provided scripts and repositories as baseline for deployment inside environments.

Requirements

Installation Dependencies

In order to install Icinga for Windows as easy as possible, we will require at least from one location access to packages.icinga.com. On this page we can find the sub-section IcingaForWindows, which contains an installation script IcingaForWindows.ps1 and our repositories we can fetch our components, including the Icinga PowerShell Framework from.

Note: If you already installed Icinga for Windows, you can synchronize the exiting repository from packages.icinga.com and download and paste the IcingaForWindows.ps1 with our synced content to an internal webserver, network share or locally on systems. The next steps can then be adjusted depending on your locations.

Install Icinga for Windows

To install Icinga for Windows from systems with internet access, we can simply run this short PowerShell code inside an administrative PowerShell, to download the IcingaForWindows.ps1 and execute it afterwards:

[Net.ServicePointManager]::SecurityProtocol = 'tls12, tls11';
$ProgressPreference                         = 'SilentlyContinue';
[string]$ScriptFile                         = 'C:\Users\Public\IcingaForWindows.ps1';

Invoke-WebRequest `
    -UseBasicParsing `
    -Uri 'https://packages.icinga.com/IcingaForWindows/IcingaForWindows.ps1' `
    -OutFile $ScriptFile;

& $ScriptFile

This will write the PowerShell scriptfile into C:\Users\Public.

Once the script is executed, you will be prompted with several questions on where the Icinga PowerShell Framework should be installed (defaults to C:\Program Files\WindowsPowerShell\Modules) and if you would like to run the Icinga Management Console afterwards for completing the installation.

Automate the installation

To automate the entire process, you can define several arguments during the script call.

Script arguments

Argument Type Description
IcingaRepository String The location (local, web or network share) of your Icinga for Windows repository. Defaults to https://packages.icinga.com/IcingaForWindows/stable/ifw.repo.json
ModuleDirectory String Allows to specify in which PowerShell directory Icinga for Windows will be installed. If left empty, you will be prompted with a dialog, asking on where Icinga for Windows should be installed into. Defaults to $null
AnswerFile String Allows you to provide an answer file, starting with Icinga for Windows 1.6.0, which will apply the specified configuration after the Framework has been installed. Defaults to ''
InstallCommand String Allows you to provide an install command, starting with Icinga for Windows 1.6.0, which will apply the specified configuration after the Framework has been installed. Defaults to ''
AllowUpdate Switch Defines if the Icinga PowerShell Framework should be updated during the kickstart run, in case it is already installed. Defaults to $False
SkipWizard Switch Defines to only install the Icinga PowerShell Framework and/or update it if specified. Will skip the question for the installation wizard/Icinga Management Console afterwards and will ignore provided arguments -AnswerFile and -InstallCommand. Defaults to $False

Installation Examples

Automated installation with skipped wizard

[Net.ServicePointManager]::SecurityProtocol = 'tls12, tls11';
$ProgressPreference                         = 'SilentlyContinue';
[string]$ScriptFile                         = 'C:\Users\Public\IcingaForWindows.ps1';

Invoke-WebRequest `
    -UseBasicParsing `
    -Uri 'https://packages.icinga.com/IcingaForWindows/IcingaForWindows.ps1' `
    -OutFile $ScriptFile;

& $ScriptFile `
    -ModuleDirectory 'C:\Program Files\WindowsPowerShell\Modules\' `
    -SkipWizard;

Automated installation with InstallCommand

[Net.ServicePointManager]::SecurityProtocol = 'tls12, tls11';
$ProgressPreference                         = 'SilentlyContinue';
[string]$ScriptFile                         = 'C:\Users\Public\IcingaForWindows.ps1';

Invoke-WebRequest `
    -UseBasicParsing `
    -Uri 'https://packages.icinga.com/IcingaForWindows/IcingaForWindows.ps1' `
    -OutFile $ScriptFile;

& $ScriptFile `
    -ModuleDirectory 'C:\Program Files\WindowsPowerShell\Modules\' `
    -InstallCommand '{"IfW-DirectorSelfServiceKey":{"Values":["651f889ca5f364e89ed709eabde6237fb02050ff"]},"IfW-DirectorUrl":{"Values":["https://icinga.example.com/icingaweb2/director"]}}';

Automated installation with InstallCommand and own IcingaRepository

[Net.ServicePointManager]::SecurityProtocol = 'tls12, tls11';
$ProgressPreference                         = 'SilentlyContinue';
[string]$ScriptFile                         = 'C:\Users\Public\IcingaForWindows.ps1';

Invoke-WebRequest `
    -UseBasicParsing `
    -Uri 'https://icinga.example.com/IcingaForWindows.ps1' `
    -OutFile $ScriptFile;

& $ScriptFile `
    -ModuleDirectory 'C:\Program Files\WindowsPowerShell\Modules\' `
    -InstallCommand '{"IfW-DirectorSelfServiceKey":{"Values":["651f889ca5f364e89ed709eabde6237fb02050ff"]},"IfW-DirectorUrl":{"Values":["https://icinga.example.com/icingaweb2/director"]}}' `
    -IcingaRepository 'https://icinga.example.com/repositories/stable';