Monthly Snap May: OSMC 2018 CfP, product updates & user stories

Icinga turned 9 in May, we’re kicking off our 10th year of spreading the #icingalove ❤️

OSMC 2018 Call for Papers is officially open and we are looking forward to hear your Icinga stories this year. Did you dive through distributed setups, automated everything and combined the metrics of many tools into your stack? That’s a hell of a ride, and other community members will certainly listen and learn from your expertise :) Did you hack your own modules, themes and addons and want to share it with more than 250 other monitoring enthusiasts – write an abstract, choose a fancy title, hit “Submit” and see you in Nuremberg from November 5th to 8th, 2018.

The first Icinga meetup in Berlin was pretty much a blast, and community members enjoyed it a lot. Let’s hope to see more meetups in the future – if you need help with promotion or swag, just let us know.

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We’ve come a long way together … Icinga turns 9

Born to be wild

We’ve been busy with bringing Elasticstack integration into full shape with the Icinga 2 feature and the corresponding Icinga Web 2 module. Both of them were thankfully funded and sponsored by VW. Elasticsearch 6 support is sponsored by a customer too, this will hit 2.9 later in June. Earlier in 2017 we’ve also released the Logstash output for Icinga.

Another integration is Graphite. Shiny metrics available for problem analysis and correlation directly integrated into the host/service detail view in Icinga Web 2 are now a breeze. There’s also a feature rich template language available which makes customization a breeze. And in case you’ll need an overview dashboard, that’s the icing on the cake.

Want to kick off your own module? Look into the existing modules and peek into Eric’s showcase module. Expect more insights into Icinga Web 2 modules and also the theming in the future :)

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Monthly Snap April: Berlin Meetup, Releases and Themes

April brought us new bugfix releases of Icinga 2 v2.8 and Icinga Web v2.5. Carsten released new versions for the Grafana module for Icinga Web 2. Christoph updated everything to the latest in his Docker containers.

Blerim wrote a thing about continuous monitoring on the Chef blog. The Icinga 2 master instances in NWS now provide the possibility to send Slack notifications. Jens shared insights into pushover notifications. Assaf is working on the Ansible playbooks and gives a peek in to Terraform. Emil released a new version of the check_domain_expiration plugin.

Our community channels brought more insights into Icinga Web 2 and custom service grids, and Icinga 2 with custom filter functions for apply for rules.

Simon and Nicolai created the first Icinga meetup in Berlin on May 16th 2018 – make sure to join them!

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Monthly Snap March: Icinga Camps, Roadmap & Releases

Icinga Camp Berlin and New York were a blast – thank you everyone for joining! The archive for both is now online including slides and recordings. Marianne shared her impressions and Marco did so too :)

We’ve also had the pleasure to join the 2nd Icinga meetup in Zurich. Oh what a lovely community … we’ll sure be back for more #icingalove ❤️

We’re already planning for Berlin 2019 and would love to see your talks on how you use Icinga, integrations, cool new ideas, or just the crazy things no-one expects … did I say LSD theme? Want your own Icinga meetup in your hometown? Just get in touch, we’ll help you organise and can provide some swag too.

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Dashing for Icinga 2 v2.0.0 released

Icinga Camp Berlin is happening right now, and as promised in my talk about “Dev and ops stories: Integrations++” we are proud to bring you Dashing for Icinga 2 in its v2.0.0 release ❤️

Some highlights from the Changelog:

You can test-drive the release inside the “standalone” Icinga Vagrant box, and download it here.

Enjoy!