Get your Early Bird Tickets for Milan!

What is the most fashionable way to travel to Milan this year? Join the Icinga Camp in Italy!

Together with their Italian partner Würth Phoenix Icinga is for the first time organizing an Icinga Camp in Italy.
And the good thing: You can still get an Early Bird Ticket until the end of this week! Be fast and register now!

 

The first confirmed Speakers

 

Bernd Erk State of Icinga
Michele Santuari

NetEye 4 based on Icinga 2

Simone Mainardi

Integrating Icinga 2 and ntopng

Rocco Pezzani

Discover the real user experience with Alyvix

Blerim Sheqa

Challenges of Monitoring Big Infrastructure

 

Icinga Camps are dedicated to Icinga – best practices, add-ons, tools, and the projects continuous development. The Camps offer the perfect platform to learn about new techniques and monitoring updates and of course to exchange views and establish new ties with other monitoring professionals. Icinga developers, community and enterprise users come together to discuss the latest trends and share knowledge, experiences and stories.

Sounds interesting? Register now!

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.

OSDC 2019: Unique views and phenomenal people

When you entered the big, luminous lobby at MOA Hotel Berlin your eyes catched it right away: OSDC‘s pink counter. Behind it either Markus or Lukas from the NETWAYS Events Team welcoming you to the conference, always ready to answer your hardest questions on rooms, rumors, food and all you need to know at OSDC. Thanks to these two guys we‘ve had the pleasure to enjoy a phenomenal conference!

What we’ve done

We‘ve heard tons of entertaining and informative technical talks. We‘ve exchanged thoughts and ideas. We’ve watched demos and fireworks. We got new stickers, job opportunities and insights into our business partners’ stacks, workflows and findings. Not to forget about meeting old pals and making new friends.

Want to know about the talks? Read Michi‘s and Tim‘s blogposts “OSDC 2019: Buzzwo…erm…DevOps, Agile & YAML programmers” and “OSDC 2019 Part 2 – Automating partching, VMs in containers & much more

Inbetween the two-day program Markus and Lukas placed a special treat. What would Berlin be without the Spree? Locals and tourists love its urban flair. And that we enjoyed in one of the best possible ways: on board of the restaurant ship Patio. We‘ve had sundowner drinks on deck, followed by delicious dinner and drinks combined with a unique view and the feeling of being on the water. Can you imagine a better place to socialize?

Thanks to all people – speakers and attendees – who made OSDC special! We are also thankful to our sponsors Thomas Krenn, SMSEagle, Linux Magazin and Admin Magazine for their support and all the NETWAYers for making it happen. See you in 2020, June 17 – 18! Save the date!

Stay tuned for the OSDC archive with all videos, slides and photos!

 

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 April 2019

Springtime in Nuremberg! In this month of Easter-eggs and chocolate bunnies our colleagues wrote about various interesting subjects. You missed some of these? Just click the links below!

No Aprils fools at NETWAYS!

Nicole started the month with a post from the NETWAYS shop on the Expert Sensor Box von GUDE, with which you can monitor your infrastructure. Alerts are sent by E-Mail if the temperature, the humidity or the air pressure deviates from your set limits.
A week later Nicole presented the Expert Net Control von Gude. A bigger monitoring system which can also monitor water leaks and detect smoke.
The summer can really cause damage to your data center. Rising temperatures and higher humidity need to be reined in. Nicole explained how the NETWAYS Monitor alerts you if needed in her blog Der Sommer kommt!
Our apprentice Tobias visited our shop for a week and had a look at some of our products. In his blogpost Und der Sommer kommt immer noch! he presented the Ares 12 von HW group, with which you can monitor not only the usual temperature and humidity, but among others also wind strength! Last month Henrik wrote about testing Tinkerforge. Now Nicole offers it in the NETWAYS Shop: RackMonitoring Kits von TinkerForge! The brick-based system can be extended individually to meet your Needs.

Why should you attend a conference?

Julia keeps giving us reasons to attend the OSDC. In her Blog Series 17 reasons why you should join OSDC. In April reasons number 12-14 were quite convincing! But that was not all! Check out OSDC: DevOps Culture meets Technology for more information about talks on DevOps at the upcoming conference!
Meanwhile Keya keeps showing us highlights from last year’s OSMC in her series OSMC | Take a glance back… Whether you missed some of the talks or the entire conference, these highlights remind us why attending the OSMC is such a great idea! Which leads us to Julia’s call for papers for OSMC 2019.
Get on stage! Have you already gotten a ticket for the OSCamp on Ansible? Julia finally revealed: Agenda out now! And Pamela made sure we all knew what we would miss if we didn`t register for the OSCamp on Ansible in her post Sign up for ANSIBLE Automation

Developers developing!

Marius shared his experience on different tools which are helpful if working with Finder Mac Helper: Finder
Did you read Verschachtelte Listen mit Sortable.js? Johannes let us take part in his obstacle-filled journey. Michael wrote the most thorough blog of the month: Modern C++ programming: Coroutines with Boost.

Consultants consulting!

How To: Director Import #1 Max showed us how to import with the director using the Fileshipper CSV import. David took a look at the Terraform Changes, as version 0.12.0-beta 1 was due.

Junior consultants consulting!

Our apprentices Aleksander and Philipp were also busy consulting us!
Philipp taught us i-doit API Ruby-Scripting and Aleksander let us know basics on SSL/TLS certificates. SSL/TLS Zertifikate für die Nutzung im internen Netz (Apache)

NWS – Quick and dirty?

Gabriel showed how to easily set up a GitLab Runner VM per CLI in OpenStack Quick and Dirty: OpenStack + CoreOS + GitLab Runner

Stay tuned on netways.de/blog/

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.

Count Down for OSDC 2019

Only two more weeks to go until OSDC 2019! Your guide to happiness:

Mark the date. Grab your ticket. And start with getting excited!

To be fully prepared, here is your OSDC to do list:

  1. Grab your conference ticket – hurry, it’s already the last tickets call!
  2. Check out the conference agenda and create your very own conference program.
  3. Sign up for our “2019 Extra”: the free workshop on May 13 with James Shubin.
  4. See what we have planned for this year’s Dinner & Drinks event – Just this much: it’s getting wet …
  5. For the ultimate OSDC mood: take a glance at last year’s photos and start dreaming.

Well, there’s a lot for you to do – you better start right away! See you in Berlin!

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...

Tour Dates for Icinga Tour 2019

The Icinga Team claims to “embrace the new year with its new possibilities – to learn, to grow, to share ideas”. As not to leave this without a prove they announce a series of six Icinga Camps they have scheduled for 2019, the so called Icinga Tour 2019!

Icinga Tour 2019 is a series of Icinga Camps spread all over the globe and throughout the year. The Camps cover a range of topics that goes from continuous monitoring, to integrations with your existing DevOps tool stack, automation and monitoring in general.

Speakers as well as attendees can already register or subscribe for:

14. March 2019 Icinga Camp Berlin
23. May 2019 Infrastructure Monitoring Day Atlanta
September 2019 Icinga Camp Stockholm
26. September 2019 Icinga Camp Milan
October 2019 Icinga Camp Zürich

The Icinga Team also announces that Call for Papers for all Camps is open! Multiple abstracts for each event are possible and welcome.

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 | ARCHIVE IS ONLINE!


Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, USA – more than 300 attendees and 47 speakers from 22 countries joined us: What would OSMC have been without them? To be honest: Not happening.

A big THANK YOU

….to all our attendees and speakers: You made OSMC special, inspiring and fun by joining or contributing to it! Thanks for your support! 4 days, 3 tracks of talks, 4 workshops, the fun community Hackathon, the Evening Event at Loftwerk, Lambada (former Checkpoint Jenny), Tapasitos, Schimanksi: It was a blast!

Travel back in time

Convince yourselves: Take a look at our Archive with all video recordings of the talks, the speakers‘ slides and conference pictures. And make sure you don’t miss this next year!

Save the date: #OSMC 2019 | November 04 – 07, 2019 | Nuremberg
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.

Icinga Camp Berlin: Call for Papers


The next Icinga Camp will take place in the heart of Berlin | March 14, 2019.
The organizers are currently on the hunt for speakers and this is where you come into play:

Join the Icinga community in Berlin!

Get on stage! Be part of one inspiring day full of #Monitoringlove in Berlin. The Icinga Camp team is always looking for new speakers. Send your proposal now! Call for presentations runs until end of December 2018.
Icinga Camps are dedicated to Icinga – best practices, add-ons, tools, and its continuous development. The Camps offer the perfect platform to learn about new techniques and monitoring updates. Icinga developers, communities and enterprise users come together to discuss the latest trends and share knowledge and experiences.
More on: icinga.com
 

Icinga Camp Berlin | March 14, 2019

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.

OSCamp took a close look at Puppet

If you want to meet the masterminds behind a certain project, one of the best things to do is join OSCamp. Each event in the OSCamp-series throws a spotlight on another Open Source tool. OSCamp‘s second edition was on Puppet – one of the leading configuration management tools, that has been used in many productive environments for years.
Taking place in the same venue as OSMC, the Puppet users among the OSMC attendees took the chance to join the Camp and get in touch with a lot of experienced Puppet people.
From NETWAYS my colleague Dirk Götz took part in the OSCamp as a speaker. Here is his what he experienced that day:
With Walter Gildersleeve being ill we had a changed agenda, so Martin Alfke (picture) started with a great talk on how you should handle Puppet modules. It was one of the best explanaitions of the Roles and Profiles pattern you can get including many pitfalls you should avoid handling the upstream modules.
Tim Meusel‘s first talk was on scaling and monitoring Puppetserver full of practical tipps for configuring Puppetserver, Foreman, PostgreSQL, and PuppetDB.
Bram Vogelaar talked about bootstraping a cloud infrastructure with Puppet and the Hashicorp stack based on his experience from doing so at a costumer.

Containers, de-mystified

Martin volunteered to give his great “Ops hates containers. Why?” talk as a second one which shows a good example for what Devops should not look like. But then he de-mystified containers and explained how to combine container and configuration management in a good way.
After lunch I tried to squeeze all my tipps on deploying Foreman into an already existing Puppet environment into 30 minutes and to convince attendees to do so with a demo.
Kris Buytaert and Lander Van den Bulcke explained why it is so complicated to get on newer versions of Puppet in an enterprise environment and shared helpful information on how to get this done successfully.

Introduction into Vox Pupuli

Tim finished the round of talks with an introduction into Vox Pupuli the biggest community maintaining Puppet modules. It is always fascinating and inspiring to see how much work some Open Source communities do to get the tool of their choice into its best shape.
Afterwards a platform for open discussion was provided so people could share more knowledge, learn from each other and get new ideas and optimization hints for their own environment. Stay tuned to get to know what Open Source project the our next OSCamp will focus on!

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 – or: The Thirteen-Star Conference


“How many stars do you have?” – Just take a look at the name tag, count the stars and you’re talking. At a lot of participants badges you’ll see a considerable number of them. Once you’ve been to OSMC, you usually come back. Why is that so? Here’s what I found out:
 
My first conversation partner is a big catch: 13 stars – 13 years of OSMC! Stefan Kublik arrived from Neckarsulm and is taking part for Fujitsu TDS GmbH. To the first conferences, at that time still Nagios, he went for another employer. He changed companies, OSMC remained. What Kublik particularly appreciates: “Many people here are working on the same problems. The OSMC is great to get an overview.” Where is the community standing? Where is the journey going? Thruk and Prometheus interest him, the products he uses himself. But Kublik also picks up on new topics and continues researching at home. What has changed over the years? OSMC has become more international, he says. Will he come again? “I have to! The series of stars can’t stop! As long as I work in this field, I will come back!”
 
Two stars: For the second time Kevin Honka is at the OSMC. For his first he has actually been here as a speaker. “I was relatively active in the monitoring portal,” he says. And so he was asked if he would like to report about his activities at the OSMC. “Now I come to every Icinga camp and of course to the OSMC.” He is interested in Icinga, Graylog, Git, virtualization techniques… What he appreciates the most? “The people. And the food,” he says with a grin. And he adds: “I have seldom had better technical discussions.
 
 
Ulrike Klusik has only been working in monitoring for three quarters of a year – but OSMC already has her! Thanks to her boss at ConSol Consulting & Solutions Software GmbH. Klusik thinks the conference is above all a good opportunity to get to know Open Source tools. Besides the ones she knows already – OMD, which they develop themselves, and OpenShift and Prometheus. “I found the lecture on Sensu very interesting,” she says, “or: Oberservability in einer Microservicewelt”. As a newcomer to monitoring, she is particularly interested in lectures on general procedures. She thinks it’s worth coming back: “It’s good to look beyond one’s own nose. Unfortunately, one often has too little time for this in everyday work.”
 
Christian Hager counts and is astonished himself: “Ten stars! “In the beginning I came because I wanted to know something about monitoring with Nagios and Icinga. Now I come for everything else,” he laughs. Smart Home, Refocus, Maps, SLA Monitoring he has joined. When I ask him what else he is interested in, he pulls out a small notebook. This man is prepared! Hager has made a plan for both days. All the more flexible he is during the breaks. “I like to sit down with people I don’t know. That gives me new ideas.” Other conferences may be bigger, but there are many more sales people on the road. “The OSMC gathers a good group of experts, and it’s easy to find specialists to talk to here.” Hager himself comes from the computer centre at the University of Würzburg.
 
I meet Holger Koch and Gudrun Schöllhammer at a bar table in front of room Jacobi. They talk to each other. He joins for DB Systel GmbH from Erfurt, she comes from the University of Vienna. Eight OSMC stars are emblazoned on his name tag, six on hers. “We see each other here once a year,” she says – and he: “The OSMC is like a class reunion.” Unfortunately, we don’t get any further: The next talk begins. The two have a well clocked schedule. Apart from the good conversations with other admins, they are mainly on the hunt for input. Well, then I don’t want to stop them!
 
 

Have fun at the OSMC 2018!

 
And save the date for next year’s OSMC, November 4 – 7, 2019!
 

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.

OSDC 2019: This is where the magic happens!


Once again the renowned Open Source Data Center Conference (OSDC) will take place in Berlin, May 14 – 15, 2019.  Presentations can now be submitted via the conference website. This is your next chance to continue or start your career as conference speaker:

Take it!

Covering the entire range of Open Source software, the event’s objective is to outline state-of-the-art solutions and pioneering concepts to manage complex IT infrastructures.
As a speaker you can choose between three lecture formats:

  • Ignite talk: 5 minutes accompanied by 20 slides, 15 seconds each
  • Medium talk: 30 minutes talk including a Q&A session
  • Full talk: 45 minutes talk including a Q&A session

This is where the magic happens!

 
This is the chance to get on stage again and present your latest developments, best practices or research to your fellow colleagues! Haven’t spoken at a stage to more than 100 people before? No problem! Everything has a first time. Start with OSDC! Submit your talk on: osdc.de/submit-a-talk
We also have some news for attendees: Until December 31, 2018, you can get your Early Bird ticket. Tickets are available with or without accommodation on: osdc.de/tickets
OSDC gives developers, decision-makers, administrators and IT managers the chance to catch up on latest news and initiate future-oriented projects. Speakers and attendees will be invited to a casual evening event, where they can engage with each other in a relaxed atmosphere. More on: osdc.de

#OSDC | May 14 – 15, 2019 | Berlin

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.