Jan 28, 2019 | By Michael Friedrich
Our community is more than just helping with questions, sharing experiences and tailoring monitoring together. We’ve grown so much in the past 10 years that we always seek to improve the conversation. You’ve seen our many Icinga Camps, keep following our social media channels, engage with developers on GitHub, read our blog … one thing is gladly missed: Our very own discussion platform which combines a forum with a mailing list and also enables quick chats known from IRC channels.
Jan 7, 2019 | By Blerim Sheqa
We’re happy to announce our Icinga Tour 2019! The Icinga Tour is a series of Icinga Camps on different dates spread all over the globe through the year. We’re organising this series of events in coorporation with our local partners. Through the past years we hosted various Icinga Camps, for this year we decided to start with defined dates to give everyone the chance to plan ahead.
The idea of Software as a Service (SaaS) isn't new, but still it is getting more and more attraction nowadays. Also the acceptance in the European market of such services is increasing steady. Developing and running such a platform can be challenging, but modern Open Source Software and modern development processes can help. This talk covers the components and technologies of the NETWAYS Web Services platform for Icinga.
Proxmox VE (PVE) is a feature rich open-source solution for enterprise virtualization. Features like software-defined storage with zfs integration , powerful high-availability clustering and lightweight lxc containers in combination with kvm virtual machines make Proxmox VE a great VMWare alternative.
The world out there is neither perfect nor uniform, and that’s good as it is. You’re using VMware, but also running KVM. A little bit of AWS is a must, and something has been deployed to Azure. Evaluation projects for Mesos/Marathon and Kubernetes are on the run, some of them already running in production. A lot of information is in your Active Directory, but some departments are only half-way in.
There are many tools and possibilities available in the Icinga monitoring ecosystem. It isn't just checks and notifications anymore. Visualize what's going on, collect metrics with Graphite, InfluxDB and Grafana. Correlate log events with monitoring alerts in Elastic/Graylog. Don't forget about ticket systems and fancy office dashboards too.
Over the last couple of years many things have changed in the Icinga universe. From introducing new features and components to integrating a variety of other tools of your monitoring stack. And of course there is already some big stuff on our roadmap for the future I would like to share.