Training Content

You will gain in-depth knowledge about the Open Source monitoring software Icinga, its add-ons as well as the monitoring of modern IT infrastructure.

Icinga Fundamentals Training

Installation of Icinga 2 and Icinga Web 2

  • Install and configure Icinga 2 packages
  • Installation of Monitoring Plugins
  • Setting up the database for the DB IDO feature
  • Configuration validation and troubleshooting hints
  • Install Icinga Web 2 step by step using the web setup wizard

Icinga remote clients

  • Classic remote clients by example (NRPE, SSH, SNMP, NSClient++)
  • Icinga 2 Agent as remote node and command execution bridge
  • Troubleshooting & scenario discussion

Configuration basics and best practices

  • Overview of the Icinga 2 configuration language
  • Main configuration, constants and global definitions
  • Icinga Template Library, object and value types
  • Best practice on configuration structure
  • Constants, Templates and Custom Attributes
  • Check commands and plugin integration by example
  • Add your hosts and apply services based on patternsGroup membership
  • Alert Notifications and Dependencies for network reachability

Graphing Addons

  • Installation of PNP4Nagios
  • Integration with Icinga 2’s PerfdataWriter feature
  • Seamingless integration into Icinga Web 2

Icinga Advanced Training

Distributed Monitoring and High Availability

  • Generation of SSL CA and certificates
  • Cluster configuration including zone model for permissions
  • Cluster health checks and configuration synchronisation
  • Master-Checker and High-Availability by practical example
  • Discuss scenarios and possible design problems

Database and Java Monitoring

  • Overview of scenarios and check plugins
  • Monitoring MySQL, PostgreSQL, Oracle and MSSQL databases
  • Installation and Configuration of plugins
  • Java Application Monitoring
  • Java Monitoring Extensions (JMX) Overview
  • Jolokia and JMX4Perl by practical example

Configuration and API

  • Icinga 2 REST API
  • Web based configuration with Icinga Director

Log Monitoring

  • Scenario and plugins overview
  • Plugins by example (e.g. check_logfiles)
  • Centralized solution by practical example (Logstash)

VMWare Monitoring

  • Available check plugins
  • VMWare Perl SDK

Real time Monitoring with Graphite

  • Add real-time checks to Icinga 2
  • Enable the GraphiteWriter feature
  • Discuss possible use-case scenarios