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Icinga for Windows Roadmap

Overview

This document outlines our roadmap for the Icinga for Windows solution. It does not only cover the Icinga PowerShell Framework itself, but also plugins and other related modules.

Milestones

The project is continuously developed and delivered as set of 3-month milestones. New features and functionality are provided within the Icinga PowerShell Framework master branch as well as other related repositories. Changes ahead on the master are always provided within the changelog of each project.

Icinga for Windows Roadmap / Timeline

Below is a schedule of milestones for new releases and components. The dates are rough estimates and are subject to change.

Milestone End Date Milestone Name Preview Release Blog Post
2020-02-19 1.0.0-framework in Icinga for Windows
1.0.0-plugins in Icinga PowerShell Plugins
Icinga for Windows 1.0.0 Release
2020-03-18 1.0.1-framework in Icinga for Windows Icinga for Windows 1.0.1 Release
2020-04-16 1.0.2-framework in Icinga for Windows
2020-06-02 1.1.0-framework in Icinga for Windows
1.1.0-plugins in Icinga PowerShell Plugins
1.0.0-restapi in Icinga PowerShell REST-Api
1.0.0-inventory in Icinga PowerShell Inventory
Icinga for Windows 1.1.0 Release
2020-06-18 1.1.1-framework in Icinga for Windows
2020-06-26 1.1.2-framework in Icinga for Windows
2020-08-31 1.2.0-framework in Icinga for Windows
1.2.0-plugins in Icinga PowerShell Plugins
Icinga for Windows 1.2.0 Release
2020-10-13 1.0.0-mssql in Icinga PowerShell MSSQL Icinga PowerShell MSSQL v1.0.0 Release
2020-12-01 1.3.0-framework in Icinga for Windows
1.3.0-plugins in Icinga PowerShell Plugins
1.2.0-kickstart in Icinga PowerShell Kickstart
tbd
2021-01-12 [1.0.0-hyperv] in Icinga PowerShell Hyper-V
[1.0.0-cluster] in Icinga PowerShell Cluster
tbd
2021-03-02 1.4.0-framework in Icinga for Windows tbd

Issue Triage & Prioritization

Opened issues, tasks and features are scheduled several times a week, labeled, and assigned to a milestone depending on the priority:

  • Crash/Security: (crashes, unusable behavior, security issues, …) issues are dealt with shortly including possible bugfix releases
  • Bug/Enhancement: issues, features or tasks are assigned to the current or future milestone

Feature List

The following list contains a bunch of features we are planning to implement into the Icinga for Windows solution

📌 Note: We will update this list frequently in case new milestones and/or features are available and update this list accordingly

Priority* Scenario Description/Notes
1 Performance Improvement Reduce the impact of loading the entire Framework to a minimum.

Issue: #106
2 Icinga API Integration An easy way to communicate directly with the Icinga 2 API over Cmdlets for easier access. Authorization should be handled by certificates or user/password auth.

Issue: #105
2 Improve module caching While running the Icinga for Windows solution as background daemon we should make sure that recurring tasks/events are properly cached. For this we will need to cache objects recursively, including arrays and hashtables

Issue: #5
2 Improve Performance Counter Cache We should improve the Performance Counter cache to be able to recognize if certain counter/instances are no longer present or have been added. This will resolve an issue while using the background daemon for regular tasks

Issue: #11
2 Plugin Re-Write We should rewrite some of current implemented plugins to use new Framework features and improve usability
3 Icinga Service Recovery By default the Icinga Agent installer is not shipping with a service recovery solution in case the service crashes. We should allow the user to configure a custom rule set on what happens if Icinga crashes and how often a restart attempt is done for example

Issue: #40
4 Windows Update Installation The idea behind this is for smaller customer environments to allow the installation of certain Windows updates by using Icinga for Windows. This was an initial requests and should be taken into consideration when nothing else is to do

Issue: #7
4 Hyper-V Monitoring Add plugins for Hyper-V monitoring in an own separate module to cover this platform
4 Cluster Monitoring Add plugins for certain Cluster systems for monitoring
4 Exchange Server Monitoring Add plugins for Exchange Server monitoring in an own separate module to cover this platform
4 Active Directory Monitoring Add plugins for Active Directory Server monitoring in an own separate module to cover this platform

Feature Notes:

* Feature Priorities:

  1. Mandatory
  2. Beneficial
  3. Optional
  4. Requires Sponsoring