Icinga 2 in iX Magazine Special Issue

ix_magazine_Icinga2_coverIcinga 2 has been featured in a special issue of the German language iX Magazine.
Written by our very own Icinga 2 developer, Michael Friedrich ‘Systems Monitoring with Icinga 2 – In Full View’ offers a neatly packaged introduction to Icinga 2, it’s capabilities and how to get them running.
Beginning with installation and configuration basics, the article gives a few tips on working with new object-based, template driven format. It continues with the integration of Icinga Web 2 for visualization and Graphite for real-time performance monitoring. Finally, for the more complex environments, Michael explains how Icinga 2 clusters can be configured for distributed monitoring out-of-the-box.
To top it all off, the print article comes with a virtual machine (on DVD) preconfigured with Icinga 2, Graphite and a preview version of Icinga Web 2 for you to play with.
For those who have not yet taken the plunge into Icinga 2, the article is a great way to get your toes wet.
Happy reading!

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!