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Current State of Icinga by Bernd Erk | OSMC 2019

by | Jun 30, 2020 | Monitoring, OSMC

This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series OSMC 2019 | Recap

 

 

At the Open Source Monitoring Conference (OSMC) 2019 in Nuremberg, Bernd Erk presented the „Current State of Icinga”. You have missed him speaking? We have got something for you: Watch the video of Bernd‘s presentation and read a summary (below).

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Current State of Icinga

In the talk „Current State of Icinga“ Bernd Erk shortly introduces himself and the team behind Icinga. Bernd’s presentation gives at first a quick overview over Icinga, followed by a really funny presentation with Emojis (Long story short: Icinga makes you happy!). After that Bernd explains the blog, the ongoing user survey, IcingaConf, Icinga Camp and Icinga partners all around the world. He also presents the reason why we don’t know most of the Icinga users: As it is an open-source product, anyone can download it and use it for free.

In the main part Bernd gives a product update for Icinga and everything connected to it. Thereupon he reports about what happened during summer 2019 regarding development. After that he goes deeper into the new features and innovations of Icinga version 2.11, which is the current major version as of November 2019. In the second part of the main presentation he illustrates Icinga Web 2 and the new features of the current version 2.7 (November 2019) and its accessibility features. vSphere version 1.1 is the third main theme and Bernd touches on its new features and improvements. The topic after vSphere is Icinga Director and its current version 1.7 (November 2019). Bernd discloses the new features of the Director and what it is capable of. He completes his talk with aspects of Icinga Business Process Monitoring in its newest version 2.2 (November 2019). Here the main components are the Drag & Drop feature, Export & Import and Usability. With regard to this Bernd presents the mentioned features and innovations in a short live demo.

After the live demo Bernd introduces Icinga for Windows. A short video of the installation of Icinga on Windows is shown. Christian Stein, a long-standing member of the Icinga team, is the main developer of this outstanding Icinga innovation. After having presented Windows monitoring, the focus moved on to Icinga for AWS (Amazon Web Services) version 1.0 (November 2019) and its possibilities. Thereafter Bernd goes in deep with the Icinga module for JIRA in version 1.0 (November 2019) and how it works.

Icinga DB is the last topic covered. For that a few last year’s slides were repeated, followed by a funny video about why it took so long. After this hilarious video a live demo of all the new features and innovations is given.

Bernd concludes his talk with a summary:

  • Icinga Director 1.7.2 is out now
  • Icinga Module for vSphere 1.1.0 is out now
  • Icinga Module for JIRA 1.0.1 is out now
  • Icinga 2.12 RC will be ready later

And that is basically Bernd’s entire talk, though highly compressed. If you are interested in the full talk with all its details and funny moments I recommend watching the whole video. It is worth every second, entertaining and highly informative.

Nathaniel Donahue
Nathaniel Donahue
Junior Consultant

Nathaniel hat 2019 die Wirtschaftsschule abgeschlossen. Wegen seinem Interesse am IT-Bereich entschied er sich dafür eine Ausbildung zum Fachinformatiker im Bereich Systemintegration zu machen und fing im September 2019 bei NETWAYS Professional Services an. Auch in seiner Freizeit sitzt er gerne am Computer, allerdings meistens zum Spielen, oder er unternimmt etwas mit seinen Freunden.
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