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Release announcements, development news and monitoring goodies

Releasing Icingabeat

Today we are happy to announce the release of Icingabeat v1.0!icingabeat checkresults

Beats are lightweight data shippers. They are based on libbeat and written in Go. You install a Beat on your server to collect various data and forward it either to Logstash or directly to Elasticsearch. For example, there is Filebeat to read log files, Metricbeat to fetch metrics from operating systems or Packetbeat to inspect network packets. Icingabeat collects data from the Icinga API. It can open a stream to receive events and simultaneously poll the current status of Icinga 2 periodically.

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IaaS – Icinga as a Service

Icinga 2 is used by many companies in all sizes and allows you to monitor servers, applications, network hardware, services, web pages, etc. However, there is a problem when monitoring external services – many people do not have the view from the outside. You can monitor everything from your own network, but what your customer sees and uses, is not 100% guaranteed to work in this way.

Practically, Icinga 2 has a proven way to integrate Icinga 2 satellites into its own monitoring environment with its cluster and zoning concept. If you want to monitor external services, the satellite zone must be outside of your own network. Our partner NETWAYS started an open source service which offers Icinga 2 in a fully managed or satellite way.

Different locations
Icinga 2 satellite helps you to check your services from your customer’s point of view. Get insights into your service metrics by choosing different locations around the globe.

Currently available locations:

  • US West
    North California
  • Europe
    Nuremberg
  • Asia/Pacific
    Tokyo

Available Checks
There are multiple preselected check plugins available for the most common scenarios. Monitor all kinds of different services including your self-operated Icinga 2 monitoring instance. All check plugins include performance metrics like latency, execution time and status codes.

A couple of available plugins for the Icinga 2 satellite:

  • Web service checks
    HTTP(S)
  • E-Mail service checks
    IMAP/POP3, SMTP
  • Availability checks
    Ping, ICMP, TCP/UDP
  • Icinga 2
    Icinga 2’s customized protocol
Try the satellite for free

 

Full Icinga instance with Icinga Director and Grafana
Perhaps a satellite is not enough and you consider replacing your current setup. There also is a full featured Icinga instance with web based configuration and an integrated performance metric solution.

Easy configuration of your hosts and services. We offer a set of preconfigured common checks based on our varied and long lasting expertise of monitoring projects.

  • System health
  • Network protocols
  • Databases
  • Application servers

Graphed metrics help you to identify load peaks immediately. Every time Icinga 2 runs a check it also collects performance metrics. Those can be used to help you to find and understand possible bottlenecks in your infrastructure.

Metrics are saved up to 12 months. Full Icinga API support and smooth integration of the most common operating systems makes integration in a breath.

Please feel free to test both installations, the Master and the Satellite. Everything is free for 30 days!

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Icinga Camp Berlin 2017 Recap

Berlin, Berlin … on a rainy Monday fellow Icinga team members took the long road to lovely Berlin. We were super excited to meet community members and soon-to-be Icinga users in the wonderful spot in Berlin, namely the Kalkscheune. Bernd invited us to go for the traditional “Curry Wurst” at Curry 36, including the emergency cheeseburger and some Dunkin’ donuts afterwards. We’ve also promised to grant a bottle of Gin to the last sold ticket, so we’ve got a Bulldog Gin too. We’ve then tasted the Adler Gin in our Motel One – so you’re right, Gin totally is part of the Icinga community :) read more…

Icinga Director featured in iX magazine 04/17

Image source: https://shop.heise.de/katalog/ix-04-2017-pdf

Marianne Spiller, our fellow community member @sys_adm_ama, told us last week during Icinga Camp Berlin that she was about to publish an article about the Icinga Director. Today the iX magazine 04/17 was published and page 62 features Marianne’s article.

I’ve got myself the ebook already. Templates, change history, import sources, more modules just like PuppetDB or AWS – everything you know and love about the Director gets covered. Pretty awesome overview of the Icinga Director in “only” 3 pages. Keep in mind that the article is in German, so you might need some extra translation ;-)

Congratulations Marianne & thanks for writing such a nice article. We’re hoping for more! :-)