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Apr 7, 2021   |  By Johannes Meyer
One of the focuses of version 2.9 of Icinga Web 2 will be on access control. For years on now, Icinga Web 2 had a very simple role based access control (RBAC) implementation. This suited most of our users fine. However, there were still some requests to enhance this further. The next major update of Icinga Web 2 (Version 2.9) and Icinga DB Web will allow users to configure exactly this.
Mar 17, 2021   |  By Yonas Habteab
A Certificate Revocation List (CRL) is a list of certificates that have been revoked by the issuing Certificate Authority (CA) before their scheduled expiration date. Those certificates should no longer be trusted. A client application such as an Icinga Agent can use a CRL to verify that the certificate of the server is valid and trusted.
Mar 12, 2021   |  By Eric Lippmann
Unfortunately, there is little to no documentation for using the Icinga Web API to perform monitoring actions such as scheduling downtimes. But it’s a simple thing and I’ll give you a quick example of how to do it. Using the Icinga Web API instead of the Icinga API gives you the advantages of the permission and restriction system, various authentication methods and auditing
Mar 5, 2021   |  By Alexander Biehl
Once upon a time there was a small company in the south west of Germany that used an old check plugin for monitoring its network devices. But as their network got bigger and bigger over time, the plugin (written in Perl) became more greedy than ever before and swallowed all of the available resources. The CPUs were melting and the RAM was about to collapse. So a small team of creative software developers decided to take the fate of their company into their own hands.
Mar 2, 2021   |  By Christian Stein
Not a long time ago, we released Icinga for Windows v1.3.1, fixing plenty of reported issues from our amazing community and user bases. Today however, we want to talk about the next big release for Icinga for Windows and are excited to tell you more about all the new features!
Feb 18, 2021   |  By Blerim Sheqa
There are multiple ways to interact programatically with Icinga. Last week Henrik demonstrated how to connect to the Icinga 2 API through the Icinga 2 Console. Working with the Icinga 2 API is probably the most obvious way to interact with Icinga. Still, I would like to suggest to you another option: How you can fetch data from Icinga Web.
Feb 11, 2021   |  By Henrik Triem
Today I will show you a couple of small functions you can use with the Icinga Console. Using the Icinga Console can help with scripting in general and provides a quick and easy-to-use way of extracting information from your Icinga environment. We will take a look at extracting information belonging to the service objects in Icinga. Obviously, you can pinpoint different objects, like host objects, with which you can work via the Icinga 2 API and Console.
Jan 27, 2021   |  By Ravi Srinivasa
In this blogpost, I explain how to create dashlets using custom filters. This way you can create dashlets of your own which you find is necessary. Having dashboards in fact improves monitoring. Dashlets are the different sections under the given dashboard, which are the snapshots of some monitoring views and are defined by a name. Requirements: Icinga 2 and Icinga Web 2 installed.
Jan 21, 2021   |  By Julian Brost
Two weeks ago, Icinga 2 Config Sync: Behind the Scenes explained how the config sync in Icinga 2 works and how you can look behind the scenes. Today, we will put our knowledge from that post to the test and try to manually replicate the config sync. The most important takeaways will be recapped in this post, but if you are interested and have the time, the other post is also worth a read.
Jan 20, 2021   |  By Christian Stein
Today we finally have great news to share for everyone using Icinga to monitor Hyper-V and Windows Cluster environments. For quite some time we’ve been working on multiple new plugins to provide better monitoring option for Hyper-V and Windows Cluster. The new plugins are based on our PowerShell framework provided by Icinga for Windows. For the new plugins we decided to provide a preview first, in favour of a final release.
Mar 2, 2021   |  By Icinga
Today we are very excited to share with you our new experimental feature for Icinga for Windows: The Management Console Our goal with this feature is to make the entire configuration and management of the Icinga Agent as well as the installation, distribution and automation as easy as possible - for all Icinga for Windows components. Let us know what you think about this feature!
Dec 2, 2020   |  By Icinga
Icinga Insights to talk about the current state of Icinga, our new branding, the Icinga Director and Icinga for Windows-.
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.

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.