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.
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 ?
Automated 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…)
March was all about our lovely community. We’ve had Icinga Camp Berlin and San Francisco, and also joined FLOSSUK. You’ll also recognize that our Puppet module for Icinga 2 was officially approved by Puppet. Blerim released icingabeat and blogged about it at the Elastic blog. And many more things happened …
We’ve also thought about 1st of April, but hey – we have so many great things to share and work on, we’ll skip it for 2017 ;-)
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…)
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 ;-)