New Auto-Built Icinga Package Repository

For some time now, Debian and Ubuntu users have enjoyed the convenience of auto-built packages from Formorer’s Icinga build server.
Now, we’re proud to announce packages.icinga.org for auto-built Icinga 1.x and Icinga 2 packages in SuSE and OpenSuSE, EPEL and Fedora, as well as Debian and Ubuntu.
These are intended to supplement (not replace!) the official Icinga packages maintained by the respective distributions; their thorough release and testing cycles are indispensible for users who need Icinga packages intended for productive environments.
As our auto-built packages are created by our Jenkins build server, we recommend these for users who want the latest Icinga version for their test systems.
For each distro you can choose from a ‘release’ directory for the latest Icinga version or nightly ‘snapshot’ directory, if you want to test a specific new feature or fix.

IcingaPackageRepo_SuSE

Hit up packages.icinga.org and let us know how you go on our feedback channel or under the relevant project’s ‘Packaging’ category on the development tracker.

Icinga Virtual Appliances for OpenSUSE, CentOS & Debian

A while back we shared a Fedora 13 based virtual appliance for use with Virtual Box 2.2.
Times have moved on and building on user feedback, we (Team Quality Assurance & VM) now present three new virtual appliances in both VirtualBox and VMWare.
Simply download Icinga Virtual Image in your operating system of choice, and have a fully-fledged Icinga instance installed before your eyes.
 
Each neat little package includes your desired interface – Debian 6.0.3 (Squeeze), CentOS 6 or OpenSUSE 11.4 and…

  • 32bit VM
  • Default Icinga 1.6.1 with usual plugins, IDOUtils (MYSQL) and Icinga Web 1.6.1
  • XFCE with auto-login
  • Firefox with three tabs open (README with all the login credentials, Classic UI and Icinga Web)

Requirements: Working virtualization environment (tested on Virtualbox 4.1.8 and VMWare Player 4)
Download VirtualBox VMs:
Icinga VM on Debian
Icinga VM on OpenSUSE

Icinga VM on CentOS
Download VMWare VMs:
Icinga VM on Debian
Icinga VM on OpenSUSE 
Icinga VM on CentOS
NOTE: These virtual appliances are demo systems and are not intended for production environments.
The Icinga VMs can be found on our Sourceforge pages.
As always, let us know how you go with them – in the comments, on the development tracker (VM project) and on the mailing lists.
Also, kudos to Assaf Flatto, who gave me a hand and prepared the CentOS VM. He’s a great addition to the Icinga Team!