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Organisations around the world use Icinga to monitor their infrastructure. Do you use Icinga too? Let us know.

We spent a long time evaluating other monitoring solutions but Icinga2 stood out with the object-based configuration format

Adobe

“We spent a long time evaluating other monitoring solutions but Icinga2 stood out with the object-based configuration format”

Audi

“We were looking for a highly scalable and flexible monitoring system, which could be easily distributed for high availability.”

CERN

“… especially because of the great community support.”

Pironet NDH

“Enhanced Classic UI, Acknowledgements with expire time, better packages.”

Deloitte

“More features than the Nagios Core, useful community behind it.”

DFS

“Open source and customisable, such that external partners are not necessary”

EU Commission

“IDOUtils, nice UI, good features, good documentation, free and open-source, fast development, stable, reliable, community, … in other words: Just a brilliant tool.”

Siemens Mobility

“Monitoring such a large and heterogeneous platform is a difficult and an ongoing task. In essence: A perfect fit for Icinga2.”

Gruner und Jahr

“Monitoring the Setup for stern.de and brigitte.de Icinga is just better than Nagios”

Inbio

“Because of the community support of the project.”

EU Commission

“… it helps our department keep mission critical assets up and working. When one fails we know about it first. 9 out of 10 times are already working to fix it, before it becomes noticed by anyone else..”

Interschalt Maritime Systems

“Open source, constant development progress, scalability, Nagios fork…”

Thomas Jefferson University

“We find problems and fix them every day from the data provided by Icinga and our reliability has increased.”

McGill University

“We had started off by using Nagios but were disappointed by the lack of updates and features. Icinga has been releasing regular updates and fixing bugs and adding great new features.”

Mueller

“Nowadays, Icinga is simply the better “Nagios”…”

NTE Marked AS

“We chose Icinga because it has all the features we need from a monitoring system, and also because it is open source, extremely flexible and easy to integrate with other systems.”

Puppet

“We choosed Icinga due to the performance and flexible configuration DSL.”

Profitbricks

“We choosed Icinga due to the performance and flexible configuration DSL.”

Retallack

“I used to use Nagios – thought I’d give Icinga a try as I liked the look of the new web interface.”

RIPE NCC

“More active community, better web-interface and dashboards, much better search, Active Directory support for authentication.”

SAS Automotive

“We’ve run Nagios for 5 years, but Icinga suits our environment better (life cycle, reporting, community).”

STP

“Icinga is open source and thanks to the wonderful community, offers a multitude of add ons and plugins which make Icinga easier to fashion as you please.”

Vodafone

“Managing Nagios was a pain and Icinga2 has all we wanted”

VictorOps

Technology | 11,000 employees | United States

Icinga monitors:
200+ hosts, about 2000 services with 1 instance in failover mode

What does Icinga do there?
Our team uses Icinga2 to monitor the infrastructure (Linux VMs, Docker containers, and all the services) that power a large percent of the main website along with several other supporting sites.

Why Icinga?
First and foremost, the Icinga team and community for their amazing support. We spent a long time evaluating other monitoring solutions but Icinga2 stood out with the object-based configuration format. The ability to use macros, assignments, inheritance, etc has allowed us to scale and have monitoring with ease. We also benefit from the metrics that are exported to Graphite. The new Icinga Web 2 interface is easy to work with, looks amazing, and helps us respond to issues faster.

Jordan Jethwa

Web Technologist, Online Experience Management, Adobe Systems Incorporated

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IT Business Solutions | 250+ employees | Netherlands

Icinga monitors:
1000+ hosts, 5000+ services in a cluster setup

What does Icinga do there?
Icinga 2 is replacing our Nagios servers. They keep an eye on all important equipment in our datacenters and some customer equipment.

Why Icinga?
Icinga 2 makes everything easier. We were able to cut down our old Nagios config lines with 85% using simple variables and using ‘apply’ to objects. Nevertheless the migration was very time consuming because of the large amount of custom plugins. Our setup is nicely organised and easy to use. In the long run it will save us a lot of time. Furthermore the platform is really fast now. Forcing checks on Nagios took between 5 and 10 minutes and is nearly instant now. And last but not least, clustering makes it easier to upgrade the systems because no Nagios failover is required.

Bart Vrancken

Engineer, BIT B.V.

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Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz | 800 employees | Germany

Icinga monitors:
> 250 hosts, > 2500 services with 1 instance

What does Icinga do there?
Icinga2 replaces Nagios 3 in our data center at Saarbrücken. It monitors the whole infrastructure (networking hardware devices, servers, virtual machines, Rittal LCPs, services – and many more to come).

Why Icinga?
It’s powerful, it’s flexible, it’s great.

Marianne Spiller

System Engineer, Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz GmbH

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European Public Service | 250+ employees | Europe

Icinga monitors:
120 hosts, 400 services with 1 instance (standalone)

What does Icinga do there?
Monitoring of internal servers (used by 120 delegations across the world) and external servers (mainly used by NGOs) – servers are mainly Coldfusion MX, BEA Weblogic & Oracle 10g/11g. Advanced home-made plugins to monitor Coldfusion MX Metrics, low-level data on Oracle DB (V$Locks, Invalids, Slow SQL Queries, RMAN Backup, memory usages, hits, …) and high-level application data (financial transactions, logged users, security anomalies, …). Home-made plugins to report when development sources are ready to be deployed in Dev/Test/Staging/Prod servers (via IBM ClearCase/ClearQuest database).

Why Icinga?
IDOUtils, nice UI, good features, good documentation, free and open-source, fast development, stable, reliable, community, … in other words: Just a brilliant tool.

Daniel Dufour

Production Team - Head of Section, European Commission - Development & Cooperation

IT Business Solutions | 250+ employees | United Arab Emirates

Icinga monitors:
1000+ hosts, 30,000+ services with 11 instances (distributed)

What does Icinga do there?
Icinga monitors our infrastructure and network assets in distributed environment.

Why Icinga?
Basically for excellent Jasper based reports.

Parag Srivastava

NOC IT Architect, GBM

Media| 11000 employees | Germany

Icinga monitors:
500 hosts, 4000 services with 3 Icinga V2 instances

What does Icinga do there?
Monitoring the Setup for stern.de and brigitte.de

Why Icinga?
Better than Nagios :)

Bodo Schulz

System Architect, Gruner+Jahr

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NGO, Environment | 50 – 250 employees | Costa Rica

Icinga monitors:
8 hosts, 15 services with 1 instance (standalone)

What does Icinga do there?
I developed a project about monitoring temperature and humidity in biological collections using free software and low cost hardware. I used a sheeva-plug computer with an USB sensor that reports to my Icinga server. I wrote a paper about the project if you are interested in some details (in Spanish). Read the success story.

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Why Icinga?
Because of the community support of the project. Thank you for your great work and greetings from Costa Rica.

Herson Esquivel Vargas

Systems Administrator, National Biodiversity Institute

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Health Care | 250+ employees | Germany

Icinga monitors:
> 150 hosts, > 350 services with 2 instances (distributed)

What does Icinga do there?
Icinga monitors the entire network (eg. clients, servers, switches, printer, ups, …) including the medical and the patient side network devices.

Additionally Icinga monitors the newly installed telecommunications system.

Why Icinga?
– Open source
– More performance
– More flexibility

Markus Zimmermann

IT Network Administrator, Krankenhaus und Heime Main-Tauber GmbH

 

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Text messaging | 1 – 50 employees | United Kingdom

Icinga monitors:
50 hosts, 300 services with 2 instances (standalone)

What does Icinga do there?
Icinga monitors our text messaging platform and sends us a text message if anything looks out of sorts.

Why Icinga?
We started with Nagios and when I saw how much the Icinga team had improved the web front end (both the classic and the new one) we had to switch.

We’ve developed a couple of plugins for SMS notifications and monitoring SMPP servers. They’re released as Open Source too (https://github.com/mediaburst/Nagios-Plugins).

Martin Steel

Engineer, Mediaburst

NTE Marked AS

Internet | 750 employees | Norway

Icinga monitors:
2500+ hosts, about 8000 services with 1 master server and 4 checkers

What does Icinga do there?
Icinga2 is monitoring our entire infrastructure, including traffic, uptime and SLAs in our core, metro and access networks. Also Icinga2 monitors our datacenters all the way from the virtualization to the specific services on each server.

Why Icinga?
We chose Icinga because it has all the features we need from a monitoring system, and also because it is open source, extremely flexible and easy to integrate with other systems. We have an inventory-system that populates Icinga2 with hosts and services automatically, and we actually never touch the Icinga2-servers. They just run in the background keeping track of everything our inventory-system tells them to.

Thomas Vådahl

Head of Operations, NTE Marked AS

Business Cloud Computing Services | 250+ employees | Germany

Icinga Monitors:
>3200 hosts, >15,000 services with 1 instance (failover)

What does Icinga do there?
At PIRONET NDH, Icinga monitors MPLS connections and servers in our data centers. It records performance data and is connected to our ticketing system and an SMS gateway. The monitoring system is distributed across two data centres with redundancy built in.

Why Icinga?
In our opinion, what speaks in favour of Icinga is that it is an open source solution and it scales well.

Klaus Göbbel

Marketing Manager, PIRONET NDH

 

Infrastructure as a Service provider | Germany

What does Icinga do there?
We monitor our infrastructure in the different data centers. This includes servers hosting customer data, network infrastructure and supporting services.

Why Icinga?
We choosed Icinga due to the performance and flexible configuration DSL. With its distributed cluster setup it allows us to monitor our different data centers and have only one frontend. Furthermore Icingaweb 2 with its Icinga Director is a very powerful configuration management system which enables us to automatically generate Icinga 2 config from data provided by our different CMDBs.

Tobias von der Krone

Teamlead Automation, ProfitBricks GmbH

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Internet | 50 – 250 employees | Netherlands

Icinga monitors:
650+ hosts, about 5000 services with 1 instance (standalone)

What does Icinga do there?
Replaced Nagios. Finally native IPv6 support (we run v6 since 2002) without hacks.

Why Icinga?
More active community, better web-interface and dashboards, much better search, Active Directory support for authentication.

Randy ten Have

System Engineer, RIPE NCC

Research & Education | France

Icinga monitors:
605 hosts, 4000 services with 1 Icinga2 instance

What does Icinga do there?
Monitoring, alerting and performance measurement

Why Icinga?
We’ve run Nagios for 10 years, but Icinga suits our environment better (life cycle, reporting, community).

Gregory Quistrebert

Architecture Manager Systems and Networks, Sciences Po

Mobility & Technology | Germany

What does Icinga do there?
Icinga2 monitors our Train IT Platform at large scale and enables 24/7 operations.

Why Icinga?
Monitoring such a large and heterogeneous platform is a difficult and an ongoing task. In essence: A perfect fit for Icinga2. It offers great flexibility, it is 100% open source and has a great community.

Eduard Güldner

Support Engineer, Siemens AG – Mobility

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IT | 50-250 employees | Germany

Icinga monitors:
90 hosts, 450 services with 1 instance (standalone)

What does Icinga do there?
We use Icinga to monitor about 150 servers. Especially in product development, it is important that all our systems are available and that we can anticipate a possible crash.

Why Icinga?
Icinga is open source and thanks to the wonderful community, offers a multitude of add ons and plugins which make Icinga easier to fashion as you please.

Katharina Becker

IT Helpdesk, STP AG

 

Technology | Switzerland

Icinga monitors:
800+ hosts, 20000+ services in a distributed setup with 5 instances

What does Icinga do there?
We’re monitoring all aspects of our Multi-Tenant distributed hosting platform all over the world. It’s the heart of our operations processes and gives us insight about how our servers work. Also storing performance data in InfluxDB and show it graphically to our engineers and customers using Grafana is part of the Icinga2 monitoring.

Why Icinga?
After evaluating a lot of tools we we’re sure that Icinga2 with it’s modern, distributed architecture fits our needs. Also the high degree of automation made us choose Icinga2. Last but not least: The community is great, Iciniga Web 2 looks nice and the object oriented configuration language feels just good.

Tobias Brunner

Senior DevOps Engineer, VSHN AG

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IT | Germany

Icinga monitors:
40 hosts, > 500 services with one Icinga 2 instance (standalone)

What does Icinga do there?
Monitoring of customers and internal infrastructure.

Why Icinga?
Stable, maintained, well documented, responsive community, nice UI. Compatibility with existing Nagios checks.

Simon Niechzial

Technical Project Lead, ATMINA Solutions GmbH

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Manufactoring | 35.000+ employees | Germany

Icinga monitors:
1500+ hosts, 40000+ services in a cluster setup

What does Icinga do there?
We have two separated Icinga2 installations. One for Our DataCenter infrastructure and one for our cloud environment.
Both installations running as a two node ha cluster. In addition to the ha cluster the datacenter installation has two satellites running which are located in a secured network zone
We are monitoring all our Solaris, Suse Linux and RedHat Linux systems, AVAYA telephone system, diverse hardware environment, Sensors and our Polycom Videoconferencing system with icinga2.
Our customers are notified (if they like) by incident ticket system, email, telephone call, SMS or instant messaging.

Why Icinga?
After searching for a successor for our Sun Solaris systems monitored by SunMC we decided to use Icinga1. After implementing we got a hugh amount of requests to monitor non-Sun systems, too, and we implemented it easily. After running Icinga1 for a few years it is successed by Icinga2 completely with all advantages of the HA Cluster functionality and new features.

Stefan Lange

Systems administrator, BSH Hausgeräte GmbH

Research | 250+ employees | Switzerland

Icinga monitors:
>2000 hosts, >40,000 services with 1 instance (distributed)

What does Icinga do there?
Icinga monitors all our environment : Linux machines (90%), Windows machines, and embedded processors. Read the success story.

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Why Icinga?
We were using a single Nagios instance, that was not scaling anymore. We went for Icinga because of the configuration files compatibility (which we anyway rewrote further on…) and especially because of the great community support.

Christophe Haen

Experiment Online System Expert, CERN LHCb

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Aviation | 250+ employees | Germany

Icinga monitors:
900 hosts 11,000 services with 25 instances (distributed)

What does Icinga do there?
Icinga monitors the nationwide server environment for office communications.

Why Icinga?
Open source and customisable, such that external partners are not necessary

Sebastian Mörchen

Product Manager Infrastructure Data Center, DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung GmbH (German Air Traffic Control)

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Electronics | 250+ employees | Germany

Icinga monitors:
50 hosts, 650 services with 1 instance (standalone)

What does Icinga do there?
A year ago, we had no reliable source of information in our network on the status of our servers; we were missing a monitoring tool / software. The challenge was to keep the costs down – the lower the better.

Why Icinga?
As I informed myself of the suitable software to meet these needs, I found many to choose from and chose Nagios 3.2.1. While looking for help on Nagios-Portal.org, I discovered Icinga. Nagios had already given me the foundational knowledge, and I spontaneously decided to opt for Icinga, given what I had read about Nagios’ update philosophy. The decision has since paid off; we have been using Icinga in our company network for a year now and have already avoided 3 server failures.

Thank you to the entire Icinga team. You’re doing a great job.

Greetings, Helmut Thurnhofer

Helmut Thurnhofer

System Engineer, FCT Electronic GmbH

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IT | 1-50 employees | Mexico

Icinga monitors:
230 hosts, > 300 services with 1 instance (standalone)

What does Icinga do there?
Icinga monitors our 200 servers that are important for our various customers. If issues arise, alerts are received via SMS and through Jabber.

Why Icinga?
Because it provides a better view of and more detailed information on our network, web and mobile interfaces and improved security thanks to the constant development by the Icinga team.

Abraham Rico Moreno

Sys Admin and Web Developer, GDLIcanet

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Construction | 250+ employees | Germany

Icinga monitors:
100 hosts, 400 services with 1 instance (standalone)

What does Icinga do there?
We use Icinga to monitor our servers, routers, switches and printers.

Why Icinga?
We switched from Nagios because Icinga is actively developed and much better.

Christoph von Wittich

Admin, Hentschke Bau GmbH

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Government | 1 – 50 employees | United States

Icinga monitors:
1350+ hosts, > 7000 services with 3 instances (standalone)

What does Icinga do there?
Icinga is our number one tool!! We use if for everything from monitoring field equipment to checking servers.. it helps our department keep mission critical assets up and working. When one fails we know about it first. 9 out of 10 times are already working to fix it, before it becomes noticed by anyone else.. Traffic management is a fast and crazy job but.. Icinga helps us stay ahead of the game..

Why Icinga?
We used Nagios before but its inability to move with us to the next level we where looking at going was a killer.. So then we found Icinga and have never looked back

Scott Fischer

ITS Lan Tech/ Icinga Administrator, Indiana Department of Transportation, ITS Technology Deployment

Link3 Technologies Ltd.

Internet | Bangladesh

Icinga monitors:
200+ Hosts, & 1600+ services with one Instance.

What does Icinga do there?
Icinga2 is monitoring our entire server infrastructure, including traffic, uptime and SLAs in our core networks. Also Icinga2 monitors our datacenters all the way from the virtualization to the specific services on each server.

Why Icinga?
It is open source which fulfills our requirements. Flexible, nice web interface with better view along with more detailed and improved security features.

A. S. M. Shamim Reza

Asst. Manager, Network Operations, Link3 Technologies Ltd.

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Retail | 250+ employees | Germany

Icinga monitors:
10,000 hosts, 112,000 services with 640 instances (distributed)

What does Icinga do there?
We use Icinga to monitor our systems for the HQ and branch stores. In so doing, we have built a NDO and IDOUtils based, distributed environment of approx 640 Icinga and Nagios servers. At our headquarters, we can view our monitoring output on a frontend developed in-house.

Why Icinga?
Nowadays, Icinga is simply the better “Nagios”…

Jens Schanz

Team Leader, 2nd Level Support, Branch Systems, Müller Ltd. & Co. KG

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Electronics & Software Development | 1 – 50 employees | Germany

Icinga monitors:
~ 15 hosts, > 100 services with 1 instance (standalone)

What does Icinga do there?
Icinga monitors our IT infrastructure, enabling us to identify and resolve problems as quickly as possible.

Why Icinga?
Easy installation, broad range of features.

Stefan Nunninger

Managing Director, Nuinno Embedded Systems

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Media | 1 – 50 employees | Germany

Icinga monitors:
30 hosts, 300 services with 1 instance (standalone)

What does Icinga do there?
Icinga monitors all our broadcasting system and office servers.

Why Icinga?
Icinga is simply the logical progression from Nagios and offers all the features we need.

Thomas Kloppholz

Studio Technician, Radio TON

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Research & Education | 1 – 50 employees | Germany

Icinga monitors:
2000 hosts, > 5600 services with 1 instances (standalone)

What does Icinga do there?
Icinga does the monitoring of our network infrastructure, E-Mail infrastructure and all other servers and some clients.

Why Icinga?
We originally used Nagios and moved to Icinga a few years ago because of the more active development.

Robin Därmann

Network Management, Ruhr-Universität Bochum

Technology | France

Icinga monitors:
500 hosts, 5000 services with Icinga2

What does Icinga do there?
Icinga2 was choosen to replace old version of Nagios (3.2) or bad implemented Centreon system.
– the first project is Spationav where Nagios 3.2/centreon was replaced by Icinga2 2.4/thruk 2/pnp4nagios/Nagvis. Around 100 sites,, 400 IPs but not yet centralised …It will be done done in the future.
– The second project is the Suez canal VTS ( Vessel traffic system), the existing Nagios running on 3 servers was replaced by 1 server box ( Dell optiplex 3020 micro) running Icinga2/Thruk2/pnp4nagios/Influxdb/grafana. Today, 150 IPs are monitired by 3000 services.
The work done on IC2 is expected to be included in all our new maintenance/monitoring systems.

The plugins are most managed by ‘centreon-plugins’ which is dealing the job very well; It is not necessary to manage many different plugins coming from many diffents origins. It is very usefull for the perfdata which are not useally correctly written and hard to be managed by pnp4nagios

Icinga will be in the future the monitoring system of our maintenance solution.

Why Icinga?
The reason of why IC2 was choosen :
– the configuration files are using more modern scipting system
– the project is active
– Posibility to manage clusting/multi sites …
– Easy to integrated with our deployement system ( puppet)
– …

The other projects shinken/centreon/neamon/nagios even for advnced stuff are still 100% Nagios compatible … but the configuration files were designed a long time ago.
The use of “for services” with table makes very easy for us to integrate and designed a new system w/ IC2 … only one file to generate via puppet

Emmanuel Guegan

Maintenance software expert, SIGNALIS

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Hospital & Health Care | 250+ employees | United States

Icinga monitors:
~25 hosts, ~50 services with 1 instance (standalone)

What does Icinga do there?
I installed Icinga with PNP4Nagios. Immediately after installation my boss and I found problems we didn’t even know about. One was a flapping router which a firmware upgrade fixed.
With PNP4Nagios we can track disk space usage from research data generated by scientists and predict upgrades required so that a budget can be assessed and planned.
On one of our file shuttle servers we found that one of the processors was running at full capacity from interrupts and can be fixed from a kernel patch or OS upgrade.
We find problems and fix them every day from the data provided by Icinga and our reliability has increased.

Why Icinga?
Originally I was looking at Nagios because that is what my boss had used in the past. However I found Icinga (can’t remember from where) and was delighted to see the improved features and functionality it provided.

Sam Gleske

Research Labs Support Tech, Thomas Jefferson University

 

Telecommunication| 3500+ employees | Spain

Icinga monitors:
1072+ hosts, 17419+ services in a distributed setup with 2 HA Master instances + 4 Satellite instances

What does Icinga do there?
Our monitoring platform is based on Icinga2. It monitors all our IT infrastructure (physical UNIX & Windows servers, VMs, EMC data storage, URL checks, TCP ports, Certificates, CIFS…)

Why Icinga?
We were experimenting high delay in check queues with our existent Nagios platform, and it was a pain to manage.
Icinga2 has all we wanted: High availability enviroment, very easy to scale, nice web interface, compatible with our custom script checks.

Alba Ferri

Specialist IT Implementation and Operations, Vodafone Spain

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Automotive | 70,000+ employees | Worldwide

Icinga monitors:
10,000+ hosts, 50,000+ services with 7 instances (distributed)

What does Icinga do there?
Icinga monitors operations in four production sites in Europe, integrated with CA Spectrum for central management by our control centre staff. Icinga was implemented as a master with three slave satellite clusters; configuration was achieved with LConf add-on.

Read the success story.

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Why Icinga?
Icinga replaced Tivoli. We were looking for a highly scalable and flexible monitoring system, which could be easily distributed for high availability. Icinga’s dynamic, flexibly customisable user interface as well as continuous and transparent development sealed the deal.

Eric Pfaller

Systems Engineer, AUDI AG

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Non-Profit | 1000+ developers | Worldwide

Icinga monitors:
220 hosts, > 13000 services with 1 instance (standalone)

What does Icinga do there?
Icinga monitors the entire Debian infrastructure

Why Icinga?
Enhanced Classic UI, Acknowledgements with expire time, better packages.

Alexander Wirt

Debian Developer, Debian Project

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Consulting | 250+ employees | Ireland

Icinga Monitors:
5 hosts, 20 services with 1 instance (standalone)

What does Icinga do there?
We are setting Icinga up for our client in the telecommunications industry. We use it to monitor a Salesforce solution and integration services.

Why Icinga?
More features than the Nagios Core, useful community behind it.

Tamas G Tamas

Senior Consultant, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu

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Technology | Switzerland

Icinga monitors:
200 hosts, 1200 services with 1 Icinga 2 instance (standalone)

What does Icinga do there?
It monitors everything we can, mostly linux servers and windows workstation, over the WAN

Why Icinga?
A natural choice after years using Nagios.

Michel Mallejac

IT system and network manager, 4Next Global Solutions

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Government | Italy

Icinga monitors:
100+ hosts, > 600 services with 1 instance (standalone)

What does Icinga do there?
We monitor a wide range of devices, from Windows Servers, to Linux in different flavours, to NetApps, Mitel PBX, VMware, HP ProCurve and Cisco networking devices and so on on 4 different locations here in Italy. We needed a more powerful, flexible solution and mostly a better supported and maintained one. And, of course, we also needed an OpenSource solution, according to our Government Guidelines.

Why Icinga?
Few years ago we were using proprietary software for monitoring, but it wasn’t flexible enough to accomplish our needs, we have a very wide and eterogeneous pool of devices. That’s why after some researches, we decided to switch on first attemp to Nagios. But we found it was bit “lazy” on new releases and didn’t look so actively maintained, which is crucial at enterprise level. So we took a look at the Icinga fork and we basically loved it at first sight. All we can say is that we didn’t miss a single notification since we use Icinga.

Enrico Lo Sardo

IT Manager, FormezPA

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Technology | G-FIT GmbH & Co KG | Germany

Icinga monitors:
50+ hosts, 650+ services with 1 Icinga 2 instance

What does Icinga do there?

  • Basic monitoring of hosts
  • Monitoring of various voice specific equipment like Softswitches or a Session Border Controllers
  • Monitoring of basic IP-Equipment
  • Providing performance data via checks and pushing these via graphite writer into graphite

Why Icinga?
Mostly because of the Open Source Monitoring Conference and the good impression I got there. But within using Icinga2 the graphite writer is owesome and the “assign” rules are pretty handy. Also the distibuted monitoring, so without having to use nrpe, is great!

Moritz Graf

Engineer, G-FIT GmbH & Co KG

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Other | Germany

Icinga monitors:
240 hosts, 1600 services with 1 instance (distributed)

What does Icinga do there?
We use Icinga 2 to monitor our system and network infrastructure. From Unix over Windows up to HP ProCurve and other network devices like CISCO, APC NetBotz or PDUs.
Notifications going out over status lamp, mail and/or sms.

Why Icinga?
Icinga 1.x was my first contact with monitoring software. The Icinga community is great an I like the it. Icinga 2 is absolutely great to configure and use real time performance data for example with graphite and grafana.

Jesse Reppin

System Engineer, Hugo Hamann GmbH & Co. KG

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E-Commerce | 350+ employees | Germany

Icinga monitors:
150 hosts, 1500 services with 1 Icinga 2 instance (standalone)

What does Icinga do there?
Monitor our entire infrastructure

Why Icinga?
We used nagios in the the past ten years, so migration to icinga2 was logical and easy for us.
Icinga2 is under active development and get many new features needed for modern Infrastructures.

Heino Niemann

Head of System Administration, hmmh multimediahaus AG

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Shipbuilding | 250+ employees | Germany

Icinga monitors:
60 hosts, 460 services with 1 instance (standalone)

What does Icinga do there?
Host and service monitoring.

Why Icinga?
Open source, constant development progress, scalability, Nagios fork…

Dennis Suhl

IT System Administrator, INTERSCHALT maritime system AG

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Technology | Belgium

Icinga monitors:
1800 hosts, 16000 services with 1 instance 5 workers (standalone)

What does Icinga do there?
Monitoring as it should! Real-time monitoring, notifications, providing customer monitoring access via icingaweb2. Monitoring host servers, VM’s, Cisco devices and many many more.
Both remote customer locations as well as our own datacenter infrastructure. Icinga is monitoring our MPLS Cloud network from core to customer. Using LConf as a configuration tool and nagstamon as a desktop tool to follow up on monitoring statuses.

Why Icinga?
After using Nagios for years, we were running against performance limits due to growth. This required us to start looking for an alternative, preferably with the least effort to migrate to and possibility to offload tasks to other servers.

Icinga was the perfect solution for our 2 main requirements and we’ve never regret we’ve took that decision years ago. Using 5 worker servers in combination with mod_gearman we never run into performance issues. Icinga has an active community and wide scope with regards to available monitoring scripts. It’s continuous development and focus on making monitoring accessible, visible and usable are very much appreciated by our staff.

Dieter Van Houtte

Product specialist & management, ITAF

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Education | 250+ employees | Canada

Icinga monitors:
6000+ hosts, 16,000+ services with 1 instance (standalone)

What does Icinga do there?
We have a very large network with many different types of equipment.  Icinga has given us the flexibility to monitor all these types of equipment by creating different templates.  We have also been able to write custom scripts integrating our existing network database to populate the Icinga configuration.

Why Icinga?
We had started off by using Nagios but were disappointed by the lack of updates and features. Icinga has been releasing regular updates and fixing bugs and adding great new features.

Zachary McGibbon

Network Specialist, McGill University

myenergy

Green Technology | 1 – 50 employees | United States

Icinga monitors:
> 20 hosts, > 100 services with 2 instances (failover)

What does Icinga do there?
As a growing company making use of both traditional and cloud-based infrastructure, we need to always make sure that we are scaling resources appropriately while still providing effective redundancy and failover.

Why Icinga?
I’ve already had good experiences with Nagios and NRPE, but never liked Nagios’ archaic dashboard interface. Icinga’s most recent web interface (1.7.0 as of this writing) provides for a much more intuitive/pleasant experience, and allows me to better visualize metrics that affect us both in the short- and long-term.

Robert A. Schuman

DevOps, Data Privacy Lead, MyEnergy

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Stadium | Warsaw | Poland

Icinga monitors:
1500+ hosts 2,500 services with a distributed Icinga 2 instance

What does Icinga do there?
Icinga v2 monitors our whole IT infrastructure (datacenters with physical/virtal Linux & Windows servers, EMC data storage, Cisco devices (Firewalls/switches etc.), ticketing system, AP’s and more.)

Why Icinga?
We replaced Nagios server because of high delays in checks. Now with Icinga everything is more easy and predictable. This software is very easy to manage, stable and well documented, Icinga has fantastic web interface for mobiles.

Piotr Kluczynski

IT Systems Engineer, PGE Narodowy

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Hospitality | 1 – 50 employees | United Kingdom

Icinga monitors:
150+ hosts, 200+ services with 1 instance (standalone)

What does Icinga do there?
We monitor switches, phones, printers, internet sites, servers (Linux and Windows) TV encoders, access points, etc.

Why Icinga?
I used to use Nagios – thought I’d give Icinga a try as I liked the look of the new web interface.

Roy Cruse

IT Manager, Retallack Resort and Spa

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Automotive | 250+ employees | Worldwide

Icinga monitors:
6000 hosts, 60,000 services with 24 instances (distributed)

What does Icinga do there?
We are in the midst of a project to implement Icinga in a centralized – decentralised infrastructure. Each location monitors itself and sends reports to a central instance. The entire setup is to be installed with the help of Puppet.

Why Icinga?
We’ve run Nagios for 5 years, but Icinga suits our environment better (life cycle, reporting, community).

Joerg Martin

Head of IT Germany, SAS Automotive

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IT | 250+ employees | Austria

Icinga monitors:
3000 hosts, 43,000 services with 1 instance (distributed)

What does Icinga do there?
Single instance with > 40,000 checks, interface to company wide monitoring and reporting umbrella.

Why Icinga?
Pre-existing Nagios know-how in company. Chose Icinga after evaluating alternatives (eg. Zabbix).

Johannes Egger

Senior Systems Designer, s IT Solutions AT Spardat GmbH

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Internet | 1-50 employees | Austria

Icinga monitors:
20 hosts, 500 services with 2 instances (failover)

What does Icinga do there?
Icinga monitors the entire eXchange point switch infrastructure as well as the servers running the appropriate services in the background. The servers are virtualized XEN machines. We also monitor our dual-stack BGP peerings on routers and bird-routing-daemon.

Why Icinga?
Better response time than Nagios. Better web interface features than Nagios. Ease of use and good options for performance data integration.

Harald Michl

Operations Coordination, Vienna Internet eXchange - VIX

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