Icinga Camp Amsterdam
We had a lovely time in Amsterdam meeting great community members on our Icinga Camp. Generously hosted at LeaseWeb and sponsored by OlinData, NETWAYS and Inuits we had a lot of interesting talks and discussions. Pretty much really a full day of monitoring madness connecting with the community. We also had the latest and greatest releases and ideas to share with us.
Getting started with Monitoring, going further for automation with Puppet and Ansible – and last but not least a closer look into the possibilities with the Icinga 2 REST API. We’re also proud to have a revamped Icinga 2 Dashing dashboard available for you after the talk.
We’ve also had Blerim doing a step by step introduction into performance data on the way down to metrics in Graphite and Grafana correlated with additional monitoring information (thresholds, metadata such as downtimes). Blerim further announced our very own Icinga 2 Grafana dashboard available on Grafana.net.
Tom did hack on the Icinga Director before giving an interesting talk into all the details – last commit 15 minutes before the talk ;-) And we even have a fine Icinga Director 1.1.0 release now.
Christian presented the new Powershell toolstack for automating an Icinga 2 client install on Windows. Brain overflow included we enjoyed a lovely BBQ dinner sponsored by Olindata.
We did give an Icinga 2 workshop on the first day at DevOpsDays Amsterdam based on the official Icinga 2 training material. Luckily we were also invited to the speaker’s dinner on a boat driving through the Amsterdam docks while enjoying food, beer and good music.
The official schedule in the next two upcoming days unveiled interesting #devops topics on not only automation and containers but also important topics in tech. Erica Baker from Slack kicking off DevOpsDays Amsterdam with the keynote on diversity and inclusion in tech. After lunch Avishai Ish-Shalom started with mathematics which turned into reliability and scaling pretty fast – the talk was interesting and entertaining at best :)
As usual the afternoon was reserved for ignites and then open spaces. Blerim suggested to discuss container monitoring in #devops environments in the open spaces gaining really much attraction and generating lots of interesting ideas and todos.
Last but not least the final day of DevOpsDays Amsterdam on Friday provided interesting talks and the ignite session. Bernd talked about Open source communities in an entertaining (“Chaos. German Style.”) but also to-the-point way. We really enjoyed the friendly atmosphere in Amsterdam. Especially the Twitter wall and of course the nice sketch-up drawings. We’ll be back for sure! :)
PS: DevOpsDays organisers are Lego addicted, the goodie bag contained a nice special mini-figure wearing the event’s t-shirt :)