Monthly Snap June: Product Updates, Meetups and Events

We are planing with more events and camps in 2018/2019. Please let us know if you are interested in joining us in Washington, D.C., Tel Aviv, Berlin or Stockholm.
I’ve attended the Open Source Camp right after OSDC this year. Although its focus was on Graylog and Foreman, both products integrate well with Icinga. We’ve learned about the upcoming Graylog v3.0 release this summer, and watched the latest developments of the monitoring plugin for Foreman which allows to manage objects and downtimes in Icinga. It is also official – welcome dm-drogerie markt as Icinga user 🙂
 

Product Updates

This month we’ve been working hard on resolving the remaining issues for Icinga 2.9. The release will happen soon, now we gladly receive your test feedback from the snapshot packages. Bullet points are Elasticsearch 6 support, minimum version in the “icinga” check, fixes for the Windows reload, memory problems, scheduled downtimes and notification order.
Meanwhile, developers are also taking care of Icinga Web 2.6 coming this summer. You can expect new features like audit logging and new group grids, better monitoring health indicators and PHP 7.2 support. There’s also work underway for the business process module, sponsored by a customer.
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Monthly Snap April: Berlin Meetup, Releases and Themes

April brought us new bugfix releases of Icinga 2 v2.8 and Icinga Web v2.5. Carsten released new versions for the Grafana module for Icinga Web 2. Christoph updated everything to the latest in his Docker containers.
Blerim wrote a thing about continuous monitoring on the Chef blog. The Icinga 2 master instances in NWS now provide the possibility to send Slack notifications. Jens shared insights into pushover notifications. Assaf is working on the Ansible playbooks and gives a peek in to Terraform. Emil released a new version of the check_domain_expiration plugin.
Our community channels brought more insights into Icinga Web 2 and custom service grids, and Icinga 2 with custom filter functions for apply for rules.
Simon and Nicolai created the first Icinga meetup in Berlin on May 16th 2018 – make sure to join them!
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Events in August 2015

Icinga on tour August 2015 - DebConf - FrOSConDuring August I will represent the Icinga team at two open source oriented conferences in Germany.
If you are visiting any of the conferences, feel free to contact me if you want to talk about Icinga.
Markus FroschLook for my face.
Tweet me on @icinga or @lazyfrosch
Or show up at my talks!

DebConf

The yearly Debian conference and meetup for developers and contributors of the well known Linux distribution.
Well over 500 participants are expected. You might want to have a look when you are interested about Debian or Ubuntu in general.
When: Saturday 15 – Saturday 22 August (with a DebCamp the week before)
Where: Heidelberg, Germany at the International Youth Hostel
All details and schedules: http://debconf15.debconf.org

FrOSCon

One of the big and community based open source meetups in Germany, the name says “Free and Open Source Software Conference”.
The audience is pretty wide spread, from a small student curious about Linux, to big companies.
There are even workshops for kids, about programming and the usual Raspberries or other fruits.
When: Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd August 2015
Where: near Bonn, Germany at Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Science
All details: https://www.froscon.de/en/info/

Monitoring – the Open Source Way in Israel

logo-2xAs I moved out of the UK and back to Israel, I wondered about the exposure and acceptance of the Icinga product in the IT market in Israel. I knew of a few places that use it – but those are people I introduced to the project or pointed in the direction, It seems that the main tool here is still the age old Nagios (can’t say I am surprised, I started with it myself).
As I am reacquainting myself with the IT and work environment here, I signed up to meetup and looked to see any groups discussing monitoring tools in general or Icinga in any way. I failed to find any, so I decided to establish a meetup that will allow like-minded people to gather and discuss Monitoring utilities, hence the “Monitoring – the Open Source Way” group was set up, with the first talk focusing on Icinga and the innovation of Icinga 2.
Save the date: Sun Oct 26
I was astounded by the sign up rate and the number of RSVP’s – so much so that the venue had to be upgraded.
It seems that we might be on a good start, see you there!