Icinga 2 v2.7.2 Release

We just released another minor bugfix release for Icinga 2. In addition to providing a number of documentation enhancements version 2.7.2 addresses a few bugs. A list of changes can be found here.
Packages for Icinga 2 v2.7.2 for the officially supported distributions should be available shortly.

Icinga 2.6.1 Release

We have just released another minor update for Icinga 2. Version 2.6.1 addresses a number of issues we identified in 2.6.0 and is also at the same time the first release after our recent migration to GitHub.
Two of the fixes in this version are for crash bugs which affect reloading Icinga and passing unusually large amounts of command arguments or environment variables to child processes. There are also some documentation changes and a few other smaller bug fixes. Unlike with previous minor releases we decided not to include any ITL changes this time.
An exhaustive list of all tickets solved in 2.6.1 can be found on GitHub. Packages for 2.6.1 should become available shortly.
There’s also a recently-released new version of Icinga Web 2 (2.4.1) which introduces fixes for a few minor problems our users have reported.

Icinga 2 v2.6 and Icinga Web 2 v2.4 released

Icinga 2 v2.6

This time we’re focussing on stability and bugfixes instead of adding a ton of new features. This is not to say that there aren’t any new features at all. One notable feature is the bundled NSClient++ 0.5.0 package on Windows which itself improves stability and also offers a nice REST API for querying metrics.
Previous versions had a bug which caused DowntimeStart notifications to be sent as soon as a downtime was created – rather than when the downtime had actually started. In addition to that those notifications were also re-sent each time Icinga was restarted. In an HA setup a related bug might cause Icinga to crash in those scenarios. Debugging those issues was a lot of fun that was supported by being able to test fixes in customer environments. We’ve also fixed a crash in the HTTP server when querying the REST API for example using Dashing. There also were issues with syncing comment/downtime objects between nodes and syncing objects that were global zones.
A big change coming with this release and future versions is that we have decided to deprecate and remove the “bottom up” client configuration mode. All details for this decision can be found in this issue. From the user’s view it contains design flaws and lots of unfixed bugs. Considering the fact that the Icinga “stack” with Icinga 2, Icinga Web 2 and Icinga Director prefers to use the “top down” approach with config sync and clients with command endpoints, the “bottom up” approach does not fit into this design either.
We are aware of the fact that many of you have their setups already in production. There is a dedicated chapter inside the documentation dealing with migration tips and tricks. The removal of CLI commands such as “node list” and “node update-config” will not harm the cluster communication between the nodes at all. It just removes the possibility to import and generate configuration from the client itself. We’re planning for a grace period of 2 major releases or one year until the functionality is removed entirely. For now you can still use them including deprecation warnings but are advised to plan your migration to “top down” in 2017.
There are changes in the IDO database schema for MySQL and PostgreSQL. Icinga 2 v2.6 requires Icinga Web 2 v2.4, plan your upgrade to include both.
Updated release packages are available soon. Meanwhile make sure to read the Changelog.
 

Icinga Web 2 v2.4

This release adds the possibility to use the Icinga 2 API as command transport for e.g. rescheduling a check or sending a custom notification. If you are planning to put your Icinga Web 2 application on a different web server, you don’t have to fiddle with SSH tunnels opening a file handle for the external command pipe. In addition to that the Icinga 2 API is designed to send HTTP responses which enables proper error handling. No more fire and then grep the icinga2.log file anymore.
Another cool feature addition is the announce banner. If you are for example planning global maintenance tasks, this is the way to tell your users about it. We’ve also added a new command action toolbar on top of the detail view. That allows for scheduling a recheck even more quickly.
Other notable changes are a new icon in the detail view history to separate between SOFT and HARD states or a new clear button for the search field. We’ve also moved the status counts to the bottom of the screen. There also is a new package for SELinux installing proper policies for your secured server.
Updated release packages are available soon. Meanwhile make sure to read the Changelog.
 

Icinga 2 bug fix release 2.3.3

We have just released version 2.3.3. This release fixes a number of bugs and introduces a select few minor features and documentation changes:

  • Feature 8685: Show state/type filter names in notice/debug log
  • Feature 8686: Update documentation for “apply for” rules
  • Feature 8693: New function: parse_performance_data
  • Feature 8740: Add “access objects at runtime” examples to advanced section
  • Feature 8761: Include more details in –version
  • Feature 8816: Add “random” CheckCommand for test and demo purposes
  • Feature 8827: Move release info in INSTALL.md into a separate file
  • Bug 8660: Update syntax highlighting for 2.3 features
  • Bug 8677: Re-order the object types in alphabetical order
  • Bug 8724: Missing config validator for command arguments ‘set_if’
  • Bug 8734: startup.log broken when the DB schema needs an update
  • Bug 8736: Don’t update custom vars for each status update
  • Bug 8748: Don’t ignore extraneous arguments for functions
  • Bug 8749: Build warnings with CMake 3.1.3
  • Bug 8750: Flex version check does not reject unsupported versions
  • Bug 8753: Fix a typo in the documentation of ICINGA2_WITH_MYSQL and ICINGA2_WITH_PGSQL
  • Bug 8755: Fix VIM syntax highlighting for comments
  • Bug 8757: Add missing keywords in the syntax highlighting files
  • Bug 8762: Plugin “check_http” is missing in Windows environments
  • Bug 8763: Typo in doc library-reference
  • Bug 8764: Revamp migration documentation
  • Bug 8765: Explain processing logic/order of apply rules with for loops
  • Bug 8766: Remove prompt to create a TicketSalt from the wizard
  • Bug 8767: Typo and invalid example in the runtime macro documentation
  • Bug 8769: Improve error message for invalid field access
  • Bug 8770: object Notification + apply Service fails with error “…refers to service which doesn’t exist”
  • Bug 8771: Correct HA documentation
  • Bug 8829: Figure out why command validators are not triggered
  • Bug 8834: Return doesn’t work inside loops
  • Bug 8844: Segmentation fault when executing “icinga2 pki new-cert”
  • Bug 8862: wrong ‘dns_lookup’ custom attribute default in command-plugins.conf
  • Bug 8866: Fix incorrect perfdata templates in the documentation
  • Bug 8869: Array in command arguments doesn’t work

You can look up the bug ID in our issue tracker at dev.icinga.com. Updated packages should be available shortly.

Icinga 2 bug fix release 2.2.4

We have just released version 2.2.4. This release fixes a number of bugs:
* Bug #6943: Configured recurring downtimes not applied on saturdays
* Bug #7660: livestatus / nsca / etc submits are ignored during reload
* Bug #7685: kUn-Bashify mail-{host,service}-notification.sh
* Bug #8128: Icinga 2.2.2 build fails on SLES11SP3 because of changed boost dependency
* Bug #8131: vfork() hangs on OS X
* Bug #8162: Satellite doesn’t use manually supplied ‘local zone name’
* Bug #8192: Feature statusdata shows wrong host notification options
* Bug #8201: Update Icinga Web 2 uri to /icingaweb2
* Bug #8214: Fix YAJL detection on Debian squeeze
* Bug #8222: inconsistent URL http(s)://www.icinga.org
* Bug #8223: Typos in readme file for windows plugins
* Bug #8245: check_ssmtp command does NOT support mail_from
* Bug #8256: Restart fails after deleting a Host
* Bug #8288: Crash in DbConnection::ProgramStatusHandler
* Bug #8295: Restart of Icinga hangs
* Bug #8299: Scheduling downtime for host and all services only schedules services
* Bug #8311: Segfault in Checkable::AddNotification
* Bug #8321: enable_event_handlers attribute is missing in status.dat
* Bug #8368: Output in “node wizard” is confusing
You can look up the bug ID in our issue tracker at dev.icinga.com. Updated packages should be available shortly.