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Oct 16, 2020   |  By Ravi Srinivasa
Apply rules simplifies creation of objects like Service, Notification, Dependency, ScheduleDowntime which require object relation. In this blog post we will understand rule based monitoring with Icinga apply rules with examples.
Oct 13, 2020   |  By Christian Stein
Today we are happy to announce that our MSSQL plugins for Icinga for Windows are enhancing the series of Icinga plugins and become released as version 1.0. With this first release we are sharing four plugins to check the current health of MSSQL itself but also internal metrics. In addition we provide a plugin to fetch MSSQL specific Performance Counters from within the database, similar to our Windows Performance Counter plugin and a backup check plugin.
Oct 8, 2020   |  By Luis Contreras
In this post, I will show you how easy you can integrate Graphite with Icinga Web 2. I assume you have a Icinga 2 ready with Icinga Web 2 Server running, and you have an additional Linux Server where you will install Graphite. It’s recommended to have Graphite in a Linux box out of your Icinga Web 2 Server. This scenario was tested on two Linux Servers with Centos 7. Let’s rock.
Oct 1, 2020   |  By nhilverling
When getting started using Icinga 2, it is often enough to use a single master instance. But if your monitoring is business critical, you don’t want to rely on a single master being online. This post will guide you through setting up Icinga 2 with two masters in HA mode.
Sep 9, 2020   |  By jmeyer
Today we will talk about exporting data (such as hosts and services) from Icinga Web 2 into various formats.
Sep 3, 2020   |  By Florian Strohmaier
Those of you, who’ve already tried out the Web Interface for Icinga DB might have noticed the redesigned layout of the check execution statistics section in a monitoring object’s detail view. For all the others: Learn about it in this post. On first hand we wanted to make the informations more compact and put them in relation with each other, where possible. We aimed to keep all the information of the old one, though.
Aug 31, 2020   |  By Christian Stein
Today we are proud to announce the official release for Icinga for Windows v1.2.0! This includes v1.2.0 of the Icinga PowerShell Framework and v1.2.0 for the Icinga PowerShell Plugins. We collected plenty of feedback during the past months from our world-wide user base and focused on stability and usability in this release, but also added several new features!
Aug 26, 2020   |  By Sukhwinder Dhillon
For our Cube module we use the ROLLUP SQL query to fetch all data from the database and then make a tree data structure out of the given result. This is how we make it a lot easier to render cubes dynamically.
Aug 20, 2020   |  By Yonas Habteab
Today I will show you briefly how to build your own Powershell Modules/Plugins using icinga-powershell-framework. As you might know, we recently started writing plugins in Powershell that can be used to monitor windows-services in Icinga2 in a simple way. If you are interested in learning more about it, everything is documented here down to the smallest detail.
Aug 12, 2020   |  By Feu Mourek
The community forum is a place where you can meet and chat with other Icinga users. It’s hosted by Icinga and moderated by both the Icinga team and members of the community. It’s mostly being used as a platform to ask and answer technical questions about Icinga, which is a great way to learn more about the tool stack! What does it look like? It’s a discourse platform, so it’s a collection of threads or topics which are open for anyone to leave a comment on!
Oct 25, 2019   |  By icinga
Icinga 2.11 has been released a while back. We would like to talk about the challenges encountered during the development process with many more personal insights.
Mar 22, 2019   |  By icinga
Monitoring is important – but as your company grows it becomes harder to keep an eye on all the different moving parts. As the times roll by and the company grows new technologies are being added to the stack and it’s essential to make sure those can be monitored reliably out there in the wild. We want to share how we transformed monitoring from a one man job to something every developer and Product Manager cares about and actively participates in.
Mar 22, 2019   |  By icinga
This talk gives a quick overview of Kibana Canvas. First we are exporting some Icinga data to Elasticsearch and then we will turn to the special capabilities of Canvas — a new component of Kibana. It is both powerful and also a bit scary initially, since all you have is a white canvas on which you can arrange visualizations, logos, texts,… any way you want. We put together some screens, which are live updating and still ready for management.
Mar 22, 2019   |  By icinga
The performance of ICT services (e.g. popular ERP network applications) fluctuate over time: they can be affected by latencies or downtimes. This is due to a variety of factors such as the number of user connections, the quality of software optimization, the balancing of hardware resources, etc.
Mar 22, 2019   |  By icinga
A brief introduction into upcoming projects and plans in the Icinga universe.
Mar 22, 2018   |  By icinga
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.
Mar 22, 2018   |  By 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.
Mar 22, 2018   |  By icinga
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.
Mar 22, 2018   |  By icinga
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.
Mar 22, 2018   |  By icinga
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.

Monitor your network, servers and applications in a secure and reliable way. Keep an eye on your infrastructure and stay up-to-date with current issues.

Icinga is an enterprise grade open source monitoring system which keeps watch over networks and any conceivable network resource, notifies the user of errors and recoveries and generates performance data for reporting. Scalable and extensible, Icinga can monitor complex, large environments across dispersed locations.

Icinga is a fork of Nagios® and is backward compatible. So, Nagios® configurations, plugins and addons can all be used with Icinga. Though Icinga retains all the existing features of its predecessor, it builds on them to add many long awaited patches and features requested by the user community.