Moving to GitHub

As time passes by, things change. During the past years Icinga as an organization and as a software has evolved enormously. A side-effect of this growth is that requirements change as well. We feel responsible and are expected to react to them. Today I am happy and excited to announce that we moved our code and issue management to GitHub. Find us at github.com/icinga (more…)

Merry Xmas: Dashing with Icinga 2 v1.1.0 is here

When we had the Icinga 2 REST API released with v2.4 we thought about possible demo cases. One of the many ideas was to create a simple dashboard based on Dashing. There is a variety of Dashing implementations already around, either using DB IDO, Livestatus or the CGI JSON export. None of them expose all the core runtime data you will get using the Icinga 2 API.

And so Dashing with Icinga 2 began as a fun demo project for Icinga Camp talks. We wrote about Dashing earlier this year already and you probably know that it is fully integrated into the icinga2x Vagrant box. What we did not expect was the community feedback and patches we received over the past months. Overwhelming!

Right before OSMC we decided to add more features, and tag a first release. The announcement didn’t happen yet and some more changes also have been implemented during the OSMC hackathon.

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Monthly Snap November: Community, Integrations and OSMC

cyhmna9xcaabwjv-jpg-largeWhy engaging in the community matters

The feeling of being able to help others with problems that I have been stuck on in the past is amazing. I try to give back to the community as much as I take from it.

… or why you just could not stop.

Post from monitoring-portal.org

Icinga2 for the win!

Am Anfang ist es echt ne Qual und ich hab Schweiß und Tränen vergossen, bis ich alles Begriffen hatte, was ich begreifen musste, damit es bei mir so läuft wie es soll. Und auch jetzt habe ich noch 10000 Fragen die immer wieder hochkommen. ABER bisher habe ich hier, was Icinga2 angeht, immer eine gute Antwort bekommen und bin mittlerweile auch soweit, dass ich versuche, mein Wissen hier zu teilen.

Und nach all den “Qualen”, die ich am Anfang hatte, liebe ich Icinga2 umso mehr. Und es gibt so viel, was man ausprobieren, erweitern, testen kann. Ich könnte den lieben langen Tag nur Icinga2 und Icingaweb2 widmen.
Und das schönste ist, es ist schlank und performant. Die Entwicklung geht stetig vorran. Es ist jetzt schon gut und wird noch besser.

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Monthly Snap October: Icinga Camps, Migration, Powershell

Time flies. This time a short round trip on events and social media love in October 2016 :)

On a personal note – on 25.10.2012 we’ve released the first tech preview of Icinga 2. Many things changed until the first stable release 1,5 years later, even the configuration format (again, slightly). So Gunnar and I are celebrating 4 years of fresh C++ code, no more forked C code from Icinga 1.x :) A few days later I left Vienna to start our journey with Icinga 2 officially in Nuremberg …

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Icinga Camp San Diego is waiting for you

I’m super excited for next week already – third time flying to the US joining community members at an Icinga Camp, this time San Diego after Portland and San Francisco.

“The Unrealized Role of Monitoring & Alerting” – Jason Hand from VictorOps takes the challenge to dive deep into metrics, alerts and learning from failures. We’ve seen such discussions at Devopsdays Amsterdam in June too and are super excited that Jason joins us in San Diego.

Screen Shot 2016-08-29 at 16.11.23Blerim is also all about metrics – monitor all the things, retrieve metrics and present them in beautiful graphs on your dashboard. Be it Graphite or InfluxDB natively integrated with Icinga 2 or the all new shiny Grafana dashboard we’ve shared on grafana.net.

Rumors do tell that Icinga Web 2 added support for sending commands using the Icinga 2 REST API. Eric will prove that in his talk about new features coming with Icinga Web 2 v2.4.

Yet you’ve been eagerly awaiting a new Icinga Director release. Tom is busy coding and improving it and will showcase the latest and greatest additions – probably firing the last git commit and then starting the talk, as always ;-)

vagrant_icinga2_dashingAnything else all around the Icinga 2 API including live demos of existing tools and a revamped Dashing interface are waiting for you in Michael’s presentation.

Last but not least we’ll also have the latest project news and future outlooks with us – Bernd will kick off the Icinga Camp as always.

Still not convinced? We’ll be sharing the venue with PuppetConf 2016 on next Tuesday. If you love automation, you’ll surely want to learn about Icinga and Puppet all week long :)

Take a peek into all talks and make sure to join us – it is free, a full day of #monitoringlove in lovely San Diego.

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