Today we are happy to announce the release of Icingabeat v1.0!
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.
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.
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
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:
Try the satellite for free
- Web service checks
- E-Mail service checks
- Availability checks
Ping, ICMP, TCP/UDP
- Icinga 2
Icinga 2’s customized protocol
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
- 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!
Try the master for free
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 :) (more…)
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! :-)
After cleaning up and releasing lots of stuff in January, we focus on events, trainings and cool integrations this time.
Blerim went to Cfgmgmt Camp in Ghent and talked about “Monitoring as Code”.
We’re going to Berlin … again! After last year’s overwhelming feedback and many Icinga or soon-to-become Icinga users we decided to make it happen again. Tickets are still available, so hurry up and meet us at Icinga Camp Berlin on the 7th of March 2017 in Berlin at the Kalkscheune!
The event location is top notch, I promise. Not only for the audience with a huge space for talks but also speakers will certainly enjoy the atmosphere. And I bet there won’t be much time to breath but coffee breaks will be used to talk, exchange, discuss and what not. In the end you’ve also got the chance to meet many of the Icinga developers and ask your questions. Or just say hi and have a beer or a G&T with us ;-)