OSMC 2017 Recap

This was our 8th year at OSMC 2017. Before you dive into the archive full of videos, slides and pictures, I’d like to do a short recap on the many things to explore and learn.

The first day usually starts with workshops. This time Lennart provided a deep dive into Icinga 2 in distributed environments, based on a rewritten chapter for the Icinga book v2.0. Rumors do tell that everyone was super excited and is already refining their production setups.

The talks started on Wednesday with news on the schedule – three tracks to decide from. Many decisions on very good talks, if you have missed some, go straight for the archive. Below is just a summary, there are many more talks to watch :)

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Monthly Snap November: Releases, Icinga Exchange and OSMC

OSMC brought a lot of releases and new cool stuff to share and use this month.

Icinga 2 v2.8 including the CA-Proxy, On-Demand-Signing and Elasticsearch feature was released right before OSMC. Some of you already upgraded their production environment :)

Icinga Web 2 v2.5 was shown during our Icinga presentation at OSMC and released right after. Collapsible side menu, revamped design, domain aware AD authentication and many cool things more. Ensure to follow the upgrading documentation.

We’ve also announced new modules in their first release 0.9: Modules for Graphite and Elasticsearch integrated into Icinga Web 2.

Icinga Exchange v2.0 is now LIVE. Login with your Github account, create a new project, paste your project’s Github URL, choose an awesome logo, add some tags and let it sync. “icingaexchange.yml” is no more. Please join on in, we need your support on making this platform even better :)

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Monthly Snap October: Icinga on the ISS, PuppetConf, Releases

October brought us many new releases and events, and of course cool community integrations and plugins.

One thing ahead: Do you remember that NASA was asking for PostgreSQL support years ago? Did you know that they have been implementing Icinga on the ISS?

Icinga is still running on the ISS, supporting space exploration.

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Monthly Snap September: Releases, User Stories and Icinga Camp New York

September brought new releases for Icinga 2 and Icinga Web 2. We’ve also announced Icinga Camp New York on December 5th, 2017. Community members worked hard to bring you Ruby and Python libraries while we also say hi to Nagstamon 3.0 this month.

One important thing first: We are so proud to see Icinga used in many places. This month Ricardo told us that a part of German Telekom is using Icinga 2 with >500.000 services in production. This makes us soooooooo proud ?

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Automated Monitoring – Icinga meets Foreman

foreman logoAutomated monitoring configuration has many facilities. Some use configuration management software such as Puppet or Chef to deploy their host and service definitions. Others use the Director to import hosts from an existing CMDB and users from Active Directory. Independent from the technique that you use, I am sure we all agree that automated monitoring configuration is a huge benefit.

Today I am pleased to tell you about a new mechanism that came up recently to automate host creation in Icinga. The Foreman is a complete lifecycle management tool for physical and virtual servers. Servers can be installed classically via PXE or by using a cloud provider like Azure or DigitalOcean. You can also easily spawn Docker containers. The Foreman integrates configuration management tools such as Puppet, Chef or Ansible to set up and configure software after the installation. The list of available plugins is endless. (more…)