Get Started with Icinga

Get going with your full-stack enterprise-ready monitoring solution. Follow the installation course below for a stressless start with Icinga. Visit our online demo for a first impression of the Icinga Stack or download Icinga directly.

Installation Course

Follow this course to set up your very own, self-hosted monitoring system. At the end you will be able to monitor your servers, networks and applications and receive alerts via email.

New to Monitoring? Learn about our Monitoring Basics to get familiar with the subject in general and the Icinga way of monitoring.

Recommended Resources

For an easy start we recommend at least 2 GB of RAM, 2 or more cores, CentOS for the operation system, an Apache webserver and MySQL as a database.

Install Icinga 2

You need Icinga 2 to collect the data to monitor your infrastructure. Follow the Icinga 2 installation instructions and learn how to run it and connect it to your database.

Install Icinga Web

Next you install Icinga Web. Use Icinga Web to display the monitoring information in a clean and fast web interface. In the Icinga Web installation instructions you learn how to kickstart it.

Basics are all set!

Here’s how you can extend Icinga to use it to its full capacities:

Director

Manage your monitoring configuration through the web interface and automate it. Install the Icinga Director

Modules

Extend Icinga with custom views, reports, business processes and more features. View all Icinga Modules

Plugins

Search through thousands of plugins that you can use to monitor your entire infrastructure. Explore Icinga Exchange

Your Icinga Stack

Your Icinga Stack is up and running! Plan your next big steps with Icinga – learn how to scale your setup in our Distributed Monitoring guide.

Recommendations

CentOS, 2GB RAM, 2 Cores, Apache Webserver and MySQL.

Install Icinga 2

Follow the Icinga 2 installation instructions to learn how to run Icinga 2.

Install Icinga Web

In the Icinga Web installation instructions we show you how to kickstart Icinga Web.

Basics are all set!

Here’s how you can extend Icinga to use it to it’s full capacities:

Director

Install the Icinga Director

Modules

View all Icinga Modules

Plugins

Explore Icinga Exchange

Your Icinga Stack

Your Icinga Stack is up and running! Plan your next big steps with Icinga – learn how to scale your setup in our Distributed Monitoring guide.

Get Help

Sometimes it’s just a missing bracket in your config – an extra pair of eyes will surely help! Get in touch with us and the community to figure things out.