July brought you new releases for our monitoring core and web frameworks: Icinga 2.9 and Icinga Web 2.6. Both major versions add more awesome features to your monitoring stack. Icinga 2.9.1 was already pushed fixing a problem with non-Systemd platforms, Icinga Web 2.6.1 is coming later this week fixing a regression.
On the other hand, integrations and cool new ideas are floating in our community channels. My personal highlight this time: A Macbook Pro touchbar status from Icinga, true #monitoringlove shared by noledge.
This month we’d like to welcome our newest Icinga partner: T1 Solutions. The Icinga-as-a-Service NWS platform hosted by our partner NETWAYS now features Icinga 2.9 master and satellites, try it out! Our partner Axxeo shared their insights on deploying Icinga 2 configuration with Ansible (German blog post).
Icinga 2.9.0 provided many many bugfixes and one change has unfortunately been overseen. If you use an init system different to Systemd (e.g. Sysvinit) or the “-d/–daemonize” option in your containers, issue #6445 causes troubles. This is visible with logging, cluster connects, IDO database writing. Users reported problems on CentOS 6, SLES 11, Ubuntu 14, Debian 8, Gentoo (both with Sysvinit).
Thanks to the quality feedback from community members and contributors, we’ve analysed and fixed the problem last week. Next to that, Dirk has updated the SELinux policy to allow Systemd notifies, and another fix deals with init script sourcing on non-posix systems.
Release packages for v2.9.1 are available on https://packages.icinga.com. Linux/Unix masters, satellites, clients require the update, Windows clients are not affected.
This release comes with Elasticsearch 6 support sponsored by a customer – cheers to Vienna! In addition to this feature, we’ve also taken care of unwanted unknown results on reload with command endpoint clients. Thanks for sponsoring a long lasting issue fix.
v2.9.0 contains many bugfixes and improvements requested by Icinga partners and their customers. Our community members have also been reporting and testing quite a bit, especially the nasty bugs with memory leaks on REST API requests are fully resolved.
Thanks to all contributors: Magnus, Carsten, Max, Leah, Adam, Akrus, Jorge, Andrea, terra-nova, Maurice, Michal, sahnd, Kami, Federico, Harald, Fabian, Lee for your awesome work!
We are planing with more events and camps in 2018/2019. Please let us know if you are interested in joining us in Washington, D.C., Tel Aviv, Berlin or Stockholm.
I’ve attended the Open Source Camp right after OSDC this year. Although its focus was on Graylog and Foreman, both products integrate well with Icinga. We’ve learned about the upcoming Graylog v3.0 release this summer, and watched the latest developments of the monitoring plugin for Foreman which allows to manage objects and downtimes in Icinga. It is also official – welcome dm-drogerie markt as Icinga user :)
This month we’ve been working hard on resolving the remaining issues for Icinga 2.9. The release will happen soon, now we gladly receive your test feedback from the snapshot packages. Bullet points are Elasticsearch 6 support, minimum version in the “icinga” check, fixes for the Windows reload, memory problems, scheduled downtimes and notification order.
Meanwhile, developers are also taking care of Icinga Web 2.6 coming this summer. You can expect new features like audit logging and new group grids, better monitoring health indicators and PHP 7.2 support. There’s also work underway for the business process module, sponsored by a customer.
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.