Weekly Snap: OSDC countdown, RT in Computerwoche, Nagios Community Workshop and Icinga

31 May – 4 June started the new month with speeches and articles galore. From the OSDC 2010 to the Nagios Community Workshop and Computerwoche, Julian took a look back and Manuela a look forward.
Manuela started the countdown to the Open Source Data Center Conference 2010 on 23 – 24 June. Amongst folding folders, she got keyed up about speeches from Jens Mücke of XING, on “Growing in Web Environments”, Dr. Hendrik Schöttle of Osborne / Clarke on “Legal Pitfalls in the Data Center – Data Privacy, Content Liability, Spam and Email Filtering” and hands-on workshops by Volker Lendecke (Active Directory with Samba4) and Jens Link (IPv6). A few places a still up for grabs so get in quick.
Continuing with events, Julian reported from the Nagios Community Workshop hosted by Nagios-Portal which was held this year in Nuremberg at qSkills. Thanks to its proximity, a good bunch of our team could be there to enjoy the interesting speeches that went beyond standard Nagios monitoring. Shinken, Merlin, LiveStatus, jmx4perl and even Bernd made an appearance with a speech on the latest developments in Icinga.
There he shared the most recent highlights including Icinga’s translation project into 20+ languages, it comprehensive docs and dynamic web interface. Of most note, Bernd announced Icinga Reporting for the first time. Through the integration of Jasper Reporting libraries, Icinga can generate reports quickly for all supported databases – MySQL, PostgreSQL and Oracle. The files are already available in the Icinga Git repository, and will be integrated into the new web interface with docs in the coming weeks.
Finally, Julian shared a bit of the limelight too, announcing his short article on Request Tracker recently published in Computerwoche. Beyond the usual little helpers that are usually introduced in the Cool Tools column, Request Tracker enables a complete, ITIL compatible helpdesk to be set up. Have a read here.