5 Benefits of integrating OpsGenie and Icinga2 for better incident management

5 Benefits of integrating OpsGenie and Icinga2 for better incident management

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.

In this blog post, you’ll learn five different ways OpsGenie helps Icinga users. Before starting, let’s talk a little bit about OpsGenie. (more…)

Icinga 2.8.3 released

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.

Icinga 2.8.2 released

Today we release Version Icinga 2.8.2, a bugfix release with a focus on security. Most of these have been brought to our attention by the community and we are very thankful for that. Special thanks to Michael H., Julian and Michael O., who helped by reporting and assisting us in fixing security bugs. CVEs have also been requested for these issues, they are as follows: CVE-2017-16933, CVE-2018-6532, CVE-2018-6533, CVE-2018-6534, CVE-2018-6535, CVE-2018-6536. The full advisory from Michaels point of view can be found on his website.

As a side effect of these fixes a few things need to be considered during the upgrade:
For one, the init.conf is gone. Everything that used to be configured in there, ie. Icinga user, Icinga group and resource limits, are now found in the sysconfig file (usually /etc/sysconfig/icinga2). This means if you did manually edit init.conf, to change the user icinga 2 runs as for example, you will have to move these changes to the sysconfig. See the documentation for details. Secondly we added the cli command icinga2 api user which can be used to create ApiUser object configuration with hashed password strings.

If you did not change anything in init.conf, all of this is optional and additive and the upgrade path is safe.

Additional changes and details can be found in the changelog.

Updating is strongly recommended. We are striving to make Icinga 2 as secure as possible, to that end we created a security mailbox for you to send us security reports and vulnerability information. We support the responsible disclosure of vulnerabilities and therefore ask for sufficient time to patch the issue before publishing the details.

Official packages are available on packages.icinga.com. Community repositories might need a while to catch up.

Bugfix releases: Icinga 2 v2.8.1 and Icinga Web 2 v2.5.1

We are happy to announce new bugfix releases for Icinga 2 and Icinga Web 2.

Official packages are available on packages.icinga.com. Community repositories might need a while to catch up.

 

Icinga 2 v2.8.1

This release fixes a bug where Icinga 2 could crash after an API object was created at runtime. It also fixes the Windows installer problem with missing DLLs. This was also the reason for missing Chocolatey packages, v2.8.1 is available again. Community members started to build packages for Solaris/OpenIndiana, this release helps with minor fixes.

In mixed update scenarios with the master being 2.8 but clients with 2.7, the cluster log message were too verbose with the removed “UpdateRepository” functionality. v2.8.0 also added a default for the “ssl_sni” attribute which broke some checks. This regression has been fixed. In addition to that, there are fixes for the plugins and documentation all over the place.

More details in the Changelog.

 

Icinga Web 2 v2.5.1

This release provides a sponsored feature request for a detail view inside the event history view. We’ve also split out the check source and reachable rows inside the host/service detail view to make to more clear. Furthermore, this version censors sensitive information (e.g. LDAP passwords) in exception stack traces.

In case you’re having trouble with configuration parsing errors, the error handling has now been fixed. Please do note that ‘#’ as comments don’t work in INI configuration files. In addition to that, a fix for restrictions for the service detail view has been applied.

More details in the Changelog.

Icinga 2 v2.8.0 released

We are happy to bring you Icinga 2 v2.8.0 with lots of cool features this time :) Advanced certificate signing in distributed environments, Elasticsearch feature, and much more – read on.

Thanks to all contributorsMichael, KonstantinMike, Sebastian, Claudio, Irina, Roland, Ryan, Lee, Jean-Louis, Rudy, Robin, Dirk, Yannick, you are doing an awesome job! :)

Many thanks to VW for sponsoring the Elasticsearch and CA-Proxy & On-Demand Signing features in v2.8.0!

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Icinga 2 v2.7.2 Release

We just released another minor bugfix release for Icinga 2. In addition to providing a number of documentation enhancements version 2.7.2 addresses a few bugs. A list of changes can be found here.

Packages for Icinga 2 v2.7.2 for the officially supported distributions should be available shortly.