Apr 23, 2019 | By Blerim Sheqa
I’m not going to list all benefits of automating your monitoring system. If you’re here and reading this, you are most likely very aware that maintaining a large infrastructure is a big challenge. Automating the monitoring process for a huge amount of servers, virtual machines, applications, services, private and public clouds was a main driver for us when we decided to build Icinga 2. In fact, monitoring large environments is not a new demand for us at all.
Apr 17, 2019 | By Blerim Sheqa
We’re happy to announce that we released an early version of Icinga Reporting today! With this release we create the foundation for an overall reporting functionality for Icinga by introducing a new way to work with collected data. At the same time we are also publishing the first use case of Icinga Reporting which enables you to calculate, display and export SLA reports for your hosts and services.
Mar 19, 2019 | By Michael Friedrich
This release provides fixes for the InfluxDB and Elasticsearch metric writers. If you’re using TLS connections, the latter were not closed correctly. In addition to these fixes, we’ve also backported fixes for delayed and one-time notifications. Special thanks to mdetrano for being patient and testing this one.
Mar 18, 2019 | By fstrohmaier
More than 150 monitoring maniacs found their way to the location. For another year Kalkscheune was the venue for the Icinga Camp Berlin. Among those maniacs were many well-known faces, but also surprisingly many new ones. A lot of talks and discussions and besides tasty food, you could also grab an Icinga shirt from the newest collection. As usual the event started with pretzels, coffee and a quick kick off from Icinga CEO Bernd.
Mar 7, 2019 | By Johannes Meyer
Gut Ding will Weile haben. Or, Rome wasn’t built in a day. Though, I like the German version more because it’s not that quite a stretch. Well, what this is all about you ask? It’s been the first quarter of 2017 when the first version of the Icinga Business Process Module had the chance to impress its audience. It’s gone rather quiet since then. But don’t worry, just two years later there is the solution to the so-called order it imposed on us: Chaos.
Monitoring is important – but as your company grows it becomes harder to keep an eye on all the different moving parts. As the times roll by and the company grows new technologies are being added to the stack and it’s essential to make sure those can be monitored reliably out there in the wild. We want to share how we transformed monitoring from a one man job to something every developer and Product Manager cares about and actively participates in.
This talk gives a quick overview of Kibana Canvas. First we are exporting some Icinga data to Elasticsearch and then we will turn to the special capabilities of Canvas — a new component of Kibana. It is both powerful and also a bit scary initially, since all you have is a white canvas on which you can arrange visualizations, logos, texts,… any way you want. We put together some screens, which are live updating and still ready for management.
The performance of ICT services (e.g. popular ERP network applications) fluctuate over time: they can be affected by latencies or downtimes. This is due to a variety of factors such as the number of user connections, the quality of software optimization, the balancing of hardware resources, etc.