User story: Bachelor thesis on Icinga 2

We’re busy developers always trying to help on our community channels (mailing lists, forum, IRC) whenever possible. Some users just ask one question, others stick around and get into detail. One of them was Benjamin asking lots of questions about Icinga 2 HA clusters and clients. We exchanged several private messages and emails and it turned out that he is studying Information and Communication Technology at the University of Applied Sciences Leipzig and was writing his bachelor thesis on the Icinga 2 Migration at Deutsche Telekom Technik (in German).
I kindly asked him to share his bachelor thesis as we love to see how Icinga 2 is used and evaluated in user and enterprise environments. Benjamin did send it this week, enjoy reading 🙂 Note: The content copyright is held by the author only.
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Icinga in Action: Keeping CERN’s Large Hadron Collider (LHC) on Track, Switzerland/France

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Not too long ago, CERN and their Large Hadron Collider (LHC) made scientific history when they found the elusive Higgs Boson. It just so happened to be, that behind the scenes Icinga was quietly monitoring away.

Deep under the Franco-Swiss border, the 27km LHC ring collides subatomic particles travelling at 99.9999991% the speed of light; producing more than 25 petabytes of data annually in the process. Along the ring, detectors at four sites capture this data for experiments – ones which seek to discover the origins of matter and anti-matter, extra dimensions and of course the famed Higgs Boson.
At three of these four sites, Icinga has replaced Nagios to monitor thousands of hosts and services, improving check latency with the help of Mod Gearman along the way. We’re proud to say, Icinga helps make sure that CERN’s LHC is on track.
Check out the full story on Icinga in action at CERN:

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Team Icinga thanks Christophe Haen, Experiment Online System Expert at CERN LHCb for sharing their monitoring story.