IcingaConf 2020 now in June

The Icinga team is dedicated to all that’s going on in the world of observability, automation and monitoring culture. So are you? Meet the Icinga members in Amsterdam!

New date

Please note, that the date of the conference changed. Icinga announces that due to various scheduling conflicts which could not be foreseen, they had to adjust details during the planing phase and move the IcingaConf 2020 to a new date. The new date for IcingaConf 2020 is: June 23 – 25, 2020

What you will get

IcingaConf is a platform where monitoring enthusiasts come together to exchange views about the latest and greatest monitoring trends. Talks focus on Icinga and the surrounding Open Source monitoring ecosystem, newest technologies and best practices. The event starts with two workshopsIcinga Essentials and Icinga Director – on June 23, followed by the main conference on June 24 and 25, 2020.

Get to know the community

Besides all technical deep-dives IcingaConf is your chance to get to know the monitoring community and chat about your ideas and work in a relaxed atmosphere. Be part and learn about different approaches, experiences and challenges. Enjoy the spirit of sharing stories and keeping each other up to date on the most advanced and promising innovations.

Tickets and Proposals

There are only a few Early Bird Tickets left. Don’t wait too long! Register now! Also note that the Call for Proposals is still open. This is your chance to share your insights into enterprise use of Icinga, best practices for large-scale monitoring or to present your preferred DevOps toolchain.

Early Bird Tickets, proposals and more at icingaconf.com

Julia Hornung
Julia Hornung
Marketing Manager

Julia ist seit Juni 2018 Mitglied der NETWAYS Family. Vor ihrer Zeit in unserem Marketing Team hat sie als Journalistin und in der freien Theaterszene gearbeitet. Ihre Leidenschaft gilt gutem Storytelling, klarer Sprache und ausgefeilten Texten. Privat widmet sie sich dem Klettern und ihrer Ausbildung zur Yogalehrerin.

Monthly Snap June


June kept everyone busy with and excited about the Open Source Data Conference in Berlin. Eleven days before OSDC Keya started the „OSDC 2018 Countdown“. Second week of June the NETWAYS headquarter in Nuremberg was quite quiet. Everyone flew off to Berlin. Everyone? Well, not entirely… One small group of NETWAY-ers kept the NETWAYS flag flying in Nuremberg. Thankfully they had sent a great conference reporter out: Every evening Dirk summed up what had happened in „The Future of Open Source Data Center Solutions – OSDC 2018 – Day 1“ and „… 2“. He also wrote about the „Open Source Camp Issue #1“ . OSCamp will give Open Source projects a platform to present themselves to the Community. This year it started with Foreman and Graylog.
Berlin Events are over for this year, but other great events cast their shadows ahead: „Now is the time to register“ for the upcoming Open Source Monitoring Conference. OSMC takes place in Nuremberg, November 5 to 8.
There is this German saying: „Alles neu macht der Mai“ – for NETWAYS it was June: For OSMC we have created new presentations formats, learn more in „OSMC 2018: Choose what suits you!” And: Julia is new. She just started this month as Marketing Manager and introduced herself in our blogseries „NETWAYS stellt sich vor“. Also new: We have published a „Ceph Training “, as Tim is happy to announce.
At times of DSVGO for Christoph it’s time to reconsider data protection of monitoring servers. In „Einfaches verschlüsseltes Backup“ he explains how one can use GPG to encrypt an icinga2 backup. Nicole shared her thoughts on the „Microsoft and GitHub – merge conflict?“ and recommends to get your own GitLab instance, whereas Michael explains „Continuous Integration with Golang and GitLab“. „Wie überwache ich eine Cluster-Applikation in Icinga 2?“, asked Daniel being at a customer – solving the problem with a little help from his friends. Eric explains „Filter for Multiple Group Memberships in SQL“, that will become even more powerful with the upcoming Icinga Web 2 release. In „Fresh from the shelfDavid reports about command-lines with Ranger, Progress and fzf, and Dirk inspired the Open Source Community about „Contributing as a Non-Developer“. One month, so much going on… Stay tuned!

Julia Hornung
Julia Hornung
Marketing Manager

Julia ist seit Juni 2018 Mitglied der NETWAYS Family. Vor ihrer Zeit in unserem Marketing Team hat sie als Journalistin und in der freien Theaterszene gearbeitet. Ihre Leidenschaft gilt gutem Storytelling, klarer Sprache und ausgefeilten Texten. Privat widmet sie sich dem Klettern und ihrer Ausbildung zur Yogalehrerin.

OSMC 2018 – NOW is the time to register


OSMC 2018 | The Leading Event on Open Source Monitoring | Nov 05 – 08 Nuremberg
You are working on a new feature for Open Source Monitoring?
You found a genius way to solve a problem?
Best practice is your daily practice?
Share your knowledge and experiences with the community! DO IT NOW: Register as a speaker for OSMC!
The Open Source Monitoring Conference – short OSMC – is THE annual meeting of international open source enthusiasts in Nuremberg. The conference will be held in English and German. Presentations in English are particularly welcome. Speakers can choose between two possible formats: The long lecture that takes around 50-55 minutes and the short one, limited to 20 minutes. Talks can be submitted until June 30, 2018.
Besides the Presentations on Nov 06 & 07, the event comprises a day of technical Workshops on “Prometheus”, “Ansible”, “Icinga 2 / Puppet” and “Graylog” on Nov 05 and the Hackathon directly following the lecture program, on Nov 08.
OSMC takes place in Nuremberg, Nov 05 – Nov 08. Until June 30, 2018  you also have the chance to grab one of our Early Bird Tickets to be one of the more than 250 Open Source Lovers that attend the event. For further informations visit osmc.de.

Julia Hornung
Julia Hornung
Marketing Manager

Julia ist seit Juni 2018 Mitglied der NETWAYS Family. Vor ihrer Zeit in unserem Marketing Team hat sie als Journalistin und in der freien Theaterszene gearbeitet. Ihre Leidenschaft gilt gutem Storytelling, klarer Sprache und ausgefeilten Texten. Privat widmet sie sich dem Klettern und ihrer Ausbildung zur Yogalehrerin.

Open Source Backup Conference – Call for Papers

osbconf_sidebar_cfp_200x130The Open Source Backup Conference started it‘s Call for Papers. Interested speakers are invited to submit their proposals via the official event website. Papers will be accepted until June 5th.
The Open Source Backup Conference will take place on September 26 and 27, in Cologne, Germany. The event rates as Europe-wide leading for open source data backup solutions. The two day, English-language summit is dedicated to open source backup software such as REAR, Bacula, Amanda and especially Bareos. The OSBConference is hosted by dass IT and open source specialist NETWAYS.
International IT experts and decision-makers from various industries – such as science and research, education, software development and service providers, media or telecommunication – take this ideal opportunity to exchange experiences and get into in-depth discussions about best practices and the latest know-how in the field of open source backup solutions. In addition to the varied lecture program three hands-on workshops are offered: Bareos Introduction, Monitoring with Icinga 2 and REAR. The workshops will take place on September 26, from 2 am to 6 am.
Early bird tickets will be available until June 5th. For further information about the conference visit osbconf.org.

Pamela Drescher
Pamela Drescher
Head of Marketing

Pamela hat im Dezember 2015 das Marketing bei NETWAYS übernommen. Sie ist für die Corporate Identity unserer Veranstaltungen sowie von NETWAYS insgesamt verantwortlich. Die enge Zusammenarbeit mit Events ergibt sich aus dem Umstand heraus, dass sie vor ein paar Jahren mit Markus zusammen die Eventsabteilung geleitet hat und diese äußerst vorzügliche Zusammenarbeit nun auch die Bereiche Events und Marketing noch enger verknüpft. Privat ist sie Anführerin einer vier Mitglieder starken Katzenhorde, was ihr den absolut...

OSB Conf and OSMC: Call for Papers and Early Bird are running!

Dear Readers,
time is running and it’s running so fast, that we have to remind you of two Call for Papers and Early Birds already! Open Source Backup Conference and Open Source Monitoring Conference are waiting for you to join them as speakers. And both are providing discounted tickets for early attendee registrations.
But let’s take one thing at a time!
 
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Open Source Backup Conference on Bareos (OSB Conf)
Call for Papers: until June 6th 2015
Early Bird: until June 6th 2015
This conference is of course all about the important things you need to know, if you like to play it save. The Open Source Backup Conference on Bareos (former known as “Bacula Conference”) annually offers a whole lot of presentations about Open Source Backup (as you might have already guessed). Of course you can also meet nice people there who share your passion for a nice and well done backup.
The English speaking conference will take place in Cologne from September 29th to 30th and is organized by us and our wonderful partner dassIT.
If you like to apply as a speaker, this is the place you are looking for.
If you are more interested in taking part as an attendee, you have to register here.
 
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Open Source Monitoring Conference (OSMC)
Call for Papers: until June 30th 2015
Early Bird: until June 30th 2015
Of course you already know one of the most beautiful conferences about open source monitoring! If not, you just have to visit us in Nuremberg for this year’s celebrations of the 10th anniversary of Open Source Monitoring conference!
Every year we welcome guests from all over the world to give them two fully packed days of interesting talks about one of our favorite topics: Open Source Monitoring Software – especially Icinga! On top of that, we offer workshops as an add-on. This year, we will also provide participation in a Hackathon for the very first time. So you can stretch your visit in our hometown from November 16th to 19th, if you like to.
If you like to apply as a speaker, this is the place you are looking for.
If you are more interested in taking part as an attendee, you have to register here.
 

Weekly Snap: Linux Magazine Academy & Linux Tag, Nagios Training & OSMC + Icinga 1.4

9 – 13 May offered many an opportunity to discuss and learn in a : from Nagios training and the OSMC to the Linux Magazine Academy and Linux Tag, all topped off with a Icinga 1.4 birthday release.
Manuela called out to interested speakers for the Open Source Monitoring Conference (OSMC) 2011. In its 6th year running, the event on 29 – 30 November covers every aspect of monitoring in the open source world, with a special focus on Nagios. The ‘Call for Papers‘ is now open till 30 July, and all are welcome to offer their presentation or workshop ideas. In addition, 3 intensive workshops are already planned for the conference eve on “Nagios SLA Reporting with Jasper Reports”, “Configurations Management for Nagios & Icinga with Puppet” and “Kick-start Icinga”. These optional courses come at a special “conference + workshop” package rate of €1,439 and are limited to 10 attendees per class. So register quick to secure a place and benefit from the early bird special till 15 August 2011.
With specials in mind, she also recommended Linux Magazine Acadamy’s online training courses on LPIC, Nagios, OpenOffice and WordPress to name a few. All registrations made by 15 May receive a discount of up to 75%, for example a good beginner’s course on Nagios is now just €299 from its usual price of €379.
On the topic of training, Rebecca reminded us that NETWAYS’ own beginner Nagios course on 7-10 June in Nuremberg is running out of places fast. Four, all inclusive packages at €2,290 are still available.
She went on to wish the 2 year old Icinga a happy birthday, and congratulated them on their release of version 1.4. In this release, the open source monitoring project offered a new look Classic UI alongside many bug fixes.
Finally, Manuela tipped off Linux Tag that was held in Berlin last week, where Bernd Erk from our team made 2 speeches: “Open Source Reporting in Systems Management” and “Enterprise Monitoring with Icinga” at the event where .com meets .org.

Weekly Snap: Heatmap for Icinga, JIT cool, Windows 2000 and SOAP/REST?

14 – 18 June warned Windows 2000 users of looming support freezes, gawked in awe at JIT, shared Julian’s LinuxTag presentation, introduced the SOAP and REST developer conflict and announced our first Icinga addon.
Reflecting on hot summer days in data centers, Jannis revealed Heatmap for Icinga. Now while enjoying ice cream, admins can view their server room and react quickly to temperature problems. With a drag and drop, servers and sensors can be laid out on the map and intervals for temperature processing set. Replete with dashboard, it integrates seamlessly into Icinga Web and is ready for download at netways.org as always.
We paid our respects to JIT (JavaScript InfoVis Toolkit) while Julian shared his presentation slides from LinuxTag in Berlin on Nagios and Icinga. He then went on to bring bad news to Windows 2000 users – as of 13 July 2010, Microsoft will end support for all Windows 2000 regardless of type. This means no free updates or security updates, which may also mean security problems will no longer be fixed. On the same day, normal support for Windows 2003 Server (and Server R2) will run out and only extended support will be provided. So only issues critical to security will be fixed, for all others a patch will be offered only to those in their paid support program. This extended support will be available to 14 July 2015- so it seems now is high time to switch out!
Finally, Bernd introduced his new series to tackle the SOAP or REST question which all developers inevitably face in service oriented development. He plans to look at both architectures in detail and compare their advantages and disadvantages. In the meantime he pointed to a previous post from Julian for a good starting point. Till then, keep your eyes peeled!

Weekly Snap: OSMC Call for Papers, Nagios Training, Positions Vacant & a Conference in Bozen

May 17 – 21 Manuela was on fire this week, with Nagios training and recruitment announcements as well as an Open Source Monitoring Conference Call for Papers! Only Bernd managed to squeeze in a word about his recent visit to the monitoring conference in Bozen.
Once again, the Free Software Center South Tyrol and Würth Phoenix GmbH held a conference with a focus on monitoring and Nagios in Bozen, Italy. Nagios Founder, Ethan Galstad made a keynote presentation on Nagios developments, future plans and introduced NagiosXI. Other presenters included Michael Medin of NSClient++, Reinhard Schek from Cacti and Luca Deri from Ntop. To top it off we got to meet old friends as well as new, like Massimo Forni the newest member of Team Icinga.
On the topic of teams, Manuela announced our current job offers. We are seeking a Project Manager, Linux Consultant (Systems Management), Bookkeeper and Sales Manager to join our 20 man team. An apprenticeship place is also open for an aspiring Events Marketer. More details are available at the jobs area of our website.
Manuela then extended her call out to interested speakers for the Open Source Monitoring Conference (OSMC) coming up on 6 – 7 October this year. Previously known as the Nagios Conference, the OSMC will be in its 5th year running and promises to be the event for the latest monitoring technology, ideas and exchange. With early bird specials already available, register right away for this regular sell-out event and get it at a discount till 30 June 2010. For interested speakers, check out our Call for Papers to get your chance to be in the limelight this year.
If you can’t wait till October to get your Nagios tips, the Nagios Availability training course is around the corner on 28 June to 1 July. Trainer Michi Streb will be heading it once again to share his practical expertise with Nagios newbies to cover the Nagios essentials. Register quick to get monitoring made easy.

Monthly Snap January 2020

Monthly Snap January 2020

It`s a new year with new opportunities, and the NETWAYS- Team was quite productive in the first month of the year!

 

Who ended and started our blog-years?

Our lead- consultants of course! The last blogpost of 2019, was Tobias` contribution on the mail-server Mailcow, or rather the “mailserver suite”. Check it out! Markus kicked of 2020 with Danke 2019, danke NETWAYS! He travelled the world for six months, and was thankful for having an employer that let him! Read Thomas` blog on naming projects in logmanagement Namen sind Schall und Rauch? Lieber nicht.

 

News from the marketing- team

Our marketing manager Anke dove deep into our brains in Marketing-Psychologie: Wie die Confirmation Bias unseren Verstand ausschaltet. An interesting read on how the brain prefers to store data which confirms our beliefs, and why we should try to avoid this selection. Join us in Amsterdam for the Icinga Conf 2020! Julia informed us that the date has been changed in IcingaConf 2020 now in June. Did you submit your proposal for a talk at the stackconf yet? Chose between talks with three different lengths. Learn more in Julia`s stackconf 2020: Calling for your paper. And while you are at it: submit your paper for the OSCamp on Bareos too!

 

The Shops` corner

Nicole informed us of a useful tool for comparing products on HW-Groups` homepage in HW group bietet Produktvergleich auf Homepage. Did you ever wonder what the monitoring-devices and sensors consist of? Or how they work? For that purpose, the idea of science related blogs was created. Read Nicole`s The Science Corner: Kick-Off. In the second part of the Science Corner: Der Temperatursensor, Nicole showed us different ways temperatures can be measured, and how the sensors actually work.

 

Our developers…

Michael shared his insights on Jaeger in From Monitoring to Observability: Distributed Tracing with Jaeger. Since many developers have got to have a go at it, Johannes decided to share his knowledge on pdf-generation in Automatic PDF- generation with Google Chrome.

 

What was Achim up to?

News from Marathon and Mesos! Achim kept us up to date on the latest changes in Out-of-Memory 1.6+ und Heap Size. He also explained why Ceph fulfils the requirements on a storage system in Privat: Ceph im Langzeitbetrieb.

 

NETWAYS Web Services

NWS announces: Nextcloud Hub now available. Read Marius` thoughts on the improvements made and test it!

 

#lifeatnetways

This month two further colleagues shared a bit about themselves in our blog- series NETWAYS stellt sich vor. Read about Leonie and Yonas! Tobias started a survey on why anyone wouldn`t want to apply for a job at NETWAYS. A mystery to all of us! You can still take part in Warum bewerbt ihr euch nicht bei NETWAYS? Have you heard about the NETWAYS Start- Up days? Our apprentice Tobias took part for the first time- and loved it! Meine ersten Start-Up Days bei NETWAYS. Speaking of taking part for the first time: Our new apprentices really enjoyed our annual winter- workshop! Andreas recapped the event in NETWAYS Winterworkshop 2022

Catharina Celikel
Catharina Celikel
Office Manager

Catharina unterstützt seit März 2016 unsere Abteilung Finance & Administration. Die gebürtige Norwegerin ist Fremdsprachenkorrespondentin für Englisch. Als Office Manager kümmert sie sich deshalb nicht nur um das Tagesgeschäft sondern übernimmt nebenbei zusätzlich einen Großteil der Übersetzungen. Privat ist der bekennende Bücherwurm am liebsten mit dem Fahrrad unterwegs.
Monthly Snap December 2019

Monthly Snap December 2019

Happy new year everybody!

After a few days of rest, the NETWAYS team is now ready for the new year. But let’s take a look at what we were up to in the last month of 2019!

Healthy living? In December?

Markus kicked off the month with his contribution to the blog-series “Just fit- Just awesome”. Luckily, he didn’t mention sugar or calories! He focused on a very important subject concerning life-work-balance; Reading work-related e-mails in your free time. And he also treated the disruptive effect of constant e-mail alerting, and how this can be avoided with a small change of settings. Read useful tipps in E-Mails und Bereitschaft nach der Arbeitszeit – “Just fit – Just awesome”.

News for travellers

Many of our colleagues travel a lot on their quest to simplify our customers’ monitoring. They were happy to read Vanessa’s blog on higher meal allowances in 2020 – Erhöhung der Verpflegungsmehraufwendungen ab 2020

Stackconf in Berlin!

Berlin is a great place to be in June. Julia announced, that the call for papers is finally open: Stackconf calls for papers | Share your stack! Read it and submit your proposal!

Shop’n’Hardware

Leonie reported from the SPS trade fair (Smart Production Solutions), the fair for industrial automation. In SPS Messe 2019: Automatisierung und IoT in Nürnberg, she recapped the day and informed us about new products and processes. And the shop had a visitor again! Our apprentices visit the different departments, und now it was Afeefs turn to visit the shop. He took a closer look at our range of products and shared his newly acquired knowledge with us in Vom Messwert zur Alarmierung. In 2020 we can expect news regarding ConiuGo Upgrades. Leonie reported of various changes for those concerned.

Tech-news

In his first Vault-related blogpost A journey with Vault – Teil 1, Max walked us through the installation of vault. Stay tuned for the next part! Lennart wrote about Consul and it’s features in Was ist Consul, und wozu dient es? Some of you have waited eagerly for the fifth part of the blog series OpenStack made easy. Now it is here! Martin gave us helpful advice again in OpenStack made easy – Autoscaling on Demand. How do you control Access Data and other data in Icinga 2? Markus let us know in: Zugangsdaten und globale Variablen in Icinga 2

#Lifeatnetways

And we have a new contribution to the blog-series NETWAYS stellt sich vor, where new colleagues share a little bit about themselves. Read about our junior-developer Justin. Alexander got political in Je suis #nginx! | Я/Мы #nginx! He treated a very important topic, don’t miss it!

Catharina Celikel
Catharina Celikel
Office Manager

Catharina unterstützt seit März 2016 unsere Abteilung Finance & Administration. Die gebürtige Norwegerin ist Fremdsprachenkorrespondentin für Englisch. Als Office Manager kümmert sie sich deshalb nicht nur um das Tagesgeschäft sondern übernimmt nebenbei zusätzlich einen Großteil der Übersetzungen. Privat ist der bekennende Bücherwurm am liebsten mit dem Fahrrad unterwegs.