Monthly Snap November: vSphere® and x509 certificate monitoring, OSMC & Icinga Camp Berlin

November brought an overwhelming OSMC and many announcements and releases. Check here for the video archive and Twitter feed. Especially the hackathon proved yet again many useful enhancements, thoughts, ideas and passion for future #icingalove.
Our Icinga module for vSphere® has been officially released in version 1.0. Also announced and now released: The shiny x509 module for certificate inventory in your environment. Icinga Web 2.6.2 and Icinga 2.10.2 provide additional bugfixes for stability in our mainline products.
Our Call for Papers for Icinga Camp Berlin 2019 is now open, please submit your Icinga story!
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Icinga X.509 Module

We are pleased to announce the first open source release of our X.509 module for Icinga.
The X.509 module for Icinga keeps track of certificates as they are deployed in a network environment.
It does this by scanning networks for TLS services and collects whatever certificates it finds along the way.
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Icinga 2.10 released: Namespaces, Notifications, TLS Performance

Our friends from the Max-Planck-Institut for Marine Mikrobiologie kindly sponsored that acknowledgement notifications are now sent only to users which have been notified about a problem before – thanks a lot. Another sponsor asked for more child options for the ScheduledDowntime which are now released in 2.10.
2.10 also brings support for namespaces and allows us to keep the “globals” namespace clean. In addition to that, user-defined namespaces are possible and can be imported into the global namespace too. Read more about this feature here. An additional DSL feature is the support for references. You’ll also find new fine granular path constants in this release, e.g. ConfigDir instead of SysconfDir + “/icinga2”. The old constants are still intact but deprecated.
As promised in the 2.9.2 release post, we’ve been debugging TLS connection handling with many threads and TLS timeouts in large scale environments. This release adds a dynamic thread connection pool for both, cluster messages and HTTP requests. With the performance boost granted, we’ve also lowered the cluster reconnect interval from 60 to 10 seconds. This ensures that configuration deployments triggering a reload don’t leave clients behind.
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Icinga 2 v2.8.0 released

We are happy to bring you Icinga 2 v2.8.0 with lots of cool features this time 🙂 Advanced certificate signing in distributed environments, Elasticsearch feature, and much more – read on.
Thanks to all contributorsMichael, KonstantinMike, Sebastian, Claudio, Irina, Roland, Ryan, Lee, Jean-Louis, Rudy, Robin, Dirk, Yannick, you are doing an awesome job! 🙂
Many thanks to VW for sponsoring the Elasticsearch and CA-Proxy & On-Demand Signing features in v2.8.0!
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