Icinga2 is an open source IT infrastructure monitoring tool that shines with its performant and highly configurable monitoring solution. It has built-in notification scripts such as e-mail, SMS, and Twitter to send notifications when an alert is triggered. These scripts, combined with configuration files, give you basic alerting capabilities such as notifying a team. Often teams need more advanced workflows and alerting needs.
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.
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.
Simon and Nicolai created the first Icinga meetup in Berlin on May 16th 2018 – make sure to join them!
Today we are releasing a new support version of Icinga 2.8, a small one to pass the time until 2.9. This release includes fixes for the InfluxDB and Elasticsearch features. Please note that Elasticsearch 6 support is coming with 2.9. In addition to the fixes we’ve added support for multiple check parameters for the check_nscp_api plugin and working sysconfig/defaults variables support, you’ll also find many documentation updates. For this release you don’t need to follow any special upgrade procedure, upgrading is safe.
Additional changes and details can be found in the changelog.
As always official packages are available on packages.icinga.com while community repositories might need a bit to catch up.
Update 2018-04-25 16:45 CEST: Users reported problems from a regression. We have therefore released v2.8.4.