DSGVO als Chance nutzen Monitoring Projekte zu pushen

 Thu, 12 Dec 2019 17:56:11 +0100 
Sehr inspirierender Vortrag von Hagen Bauer zum Thema #DSGVO und Monitoring bei der #OSMC.

#^OSMC 2019 | Die DSGVO als Chance nutzen – Monitoring der Informationssicherheit by Hagen Bauer
by NETWAYS on YouTube


checks and metrics

 Tue, 26 Nov 2019 17:52:24 +0100 
Very interesting talk about Checks and Metrics by Michael Medin at #OSMC

#^OSMC 2019 | Buzzword Bingo with NSClient++ by Michael Medin
by NETWAYS on YouTube

Icinga PowerShell Framework

 Tue, 05 Nov 2019 18:08:13 +0100 


Icinga Director v1.7.0

 Mon, 30 Sep 2019 11:01:42 +0200 
Finally \o/

#^Icinga Director v1.7.0 has been released
Over the last four years, the Icinga Director has grown from an optional configuration add-on to a mature Software product with lot‘s of features. Most Icinga installations are now driven by the Director, no matter whether they are small or huge, manually curated or fully automated.
But it will not stop here. Many cool ideas are eager to finally become reality. Director v1.7 is a huge step in that direction, as it lays the foundation for a completely new type of features. We are now able to delegate complex tasks to a dedicated background daemon that has been introduced with this version. New library modules have been published, allowing us to share cool bleeding edge funtionality among different modules in a more efficient way.

The first release that includes my property modifier from December last year. ;-)
 Fri, 20 Sep 2019 10:53:35 +0200 
#^Icinga 2.11
Now we are here, after many months of development – we proudly release Icinga 2.11 available today.

Bleeding edge
It has been an emotional ride with many changes under the hood. The most obvious change is that Icinga’s distributed cluster operates more stable, the past quirks with hanging certificate signing requests or dead-locked TLS handshakes are now gone. This required us to go an unusual route: Evaluate new libraries and programming techniques in order to replace hand-written lower layered code, with later replacing the entire code base for the network stack operations in Icinga. This is a massive effort in quality and stability where users had called out for 3.0 already.

Icinga Reporting

 Mon, 17 Jun 2019 14:21:50 +0200 
Icinga Reporting – Hands On
After our initial release of Icinga Reporting for early adopters we continued our development and are happy to release v0.9.1 today. The release includes bug fixes and some minor enhancements for the usability.

The Director

 Wed, 24 Apr 2019 18:37:38 +0200 
#Icinga Director is such a wonderful tool. You pay more attention to your #CMDB and IT documentation and your monitoring system syncs nicely. \o/
For sure it is no out of the box solution, you need to plan and prepare a lot beforehand, but afterwards it is so flexible and nice to use.

#^Monitoring Automation with Icinga – The Director

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. We experienced this challenge in tandem with many corporations for many years. Finally, it lead us to build features like our rule based configuration, Icinga’s REST API and various modules, cookbooks, roles and playbooks for different configuration management tools.

Director v1.6.0

 Tue, 11 Dec 2018 12:23:14 +0100 
I really like Icinga Director and the new feature to work with multiple instances sounds to improve our workflow a lot.

#^Director v1.6.0 is available
Icinga Director v1.6.0 has been released with Multi-Instance Support, Configuration Baskets and improved Health Checks. We’re excited to announce new features that will help you to work more efficiently.

Reminds me I still need to commit a parse_url PropertyModifier upstream.

Icinga Director v1.4.0

 Tue, 10 Oct 2017 17:28:44 +0200 
#^Icinga Director v1.4.0 has been released
We tagged v1.3.2 more than two months ago and according our initial plans it should have been announced together with v1.4.0. However, sometimes things take longer than expected. But now it’s official: Director v1.4.0 is our shiny new release.

Was gibt es Neues vom Icinga Director?

 Tue, 01 Aug 2017 16:53:10 +0200 
ziemlich viel und es macht richtig Spass!

#^Was gibt’s Neues vom Director?
Gleich zwei neue Releases stehen an, und während die v1.3.2 bereits vor einer Woche inoffiziell getagged wurde, werden bei der v1.4.0 gerade noch die letzten Kanten rund geschliffen. Wenn nichts dazwischen kommt werden dann Anfang nächster Woche beide gemeinsam offiziell angekündigt werden.

Einfachere Suche, flexiblere Tabellen
Template Choices
Schnelleres Arbeiten mit einzelnen Services
Neue Dashboards und Dashlets
Vererbung ist alles
Genutzte Custom Variablen
VMware vSphere/ESXi Import

Business Process module

 Fri, 27 Jan 2017 18:01:25 +0100 
There is a lot of progress compared to the old BPM.

Business Process module v2.0.0 released
Want to visualize part of your IT infrastructure in a hierarchical way? Do you know the Business Impact of single services? What would happen in case you power down a specific server? Would it have any influence on your most important services? If yes, which applications would have been affected? This is what the Icinga Business Process module has been built for.

Define as many processes nested as deep as you want: each node can calculate it’s own state based on a given logical operator. Show them as a tree or using the tile renderer. Discover the business impact of your components, simulate state changes and deploy Icinga Service Checks and Notifications. Start to monitor whole processes instead of single services.

Director to the rescue

 Tue, 24 Jan 2017 18:29:39 +0100 
Exceptions prove the rule, Director to the rescue
Two and a half month have gone by since version 1.2.0. Yesterday we tagged the latest release: version 1.3.0. As we all know, Director is a fantastic tool for automation, being the glue between your various data sources and your monitoring. But in the rough real world not all the things are always automated. Therefore, this release puts focus on managing all those “little exemptions” many of you are facing in their daily work with in semi-automated environments.


 Fri, 30 Dec 2016 11:42:34 +0100 
#^Bro Security Monitoring » ADMIN Magazine
The Bro security framework takes a new approach to security monitoring, with the emphasis on trends and long-term analysis.
Bro is high-quality security monitoring tool designed to discover and analyze traffic trends on your network. Bro provides in-depth analysis of network traffic without limiting itself to traditional signature-based approaches.



 Wed, 21 Dec 2016 15:44:46 +0100 
What a nice collection of monitoring plugins! Setting up a Centreon Monitoring system was my final practical task during my apprenticeship. After switching to Icinga some years later, these plugins I unfortunately lost sight of.

centreon-plugins - Collection of plugins for softwares compatible with Nagios plugins

“centreon-plugins” is a free and open source project to monitor systems. The project can be used with Centreon and all monitoring softwares compatible with Nagios plugins.

Nagios check with PhantomJS

 Tue, 29 Nov 2016 17:47:18 +0100 
phantomjs-nagios - Nagios check with PhantomJS. Render an complete Webpage headless and test load time with nagios

Icinga performance data
    load_time: load time of complete website in ms
    size: complete size of all downloaded files in byte
    requests: count of files (css,js,html,...)
    dom_elements: count of all DOM elements on the site
    load_time_initial_req: the load time of the first request

Icinga Director v1.2.0

 Fri, 11 Nov 2016 10:41:10 +0100 
Icinga Director v1.2.0 has been released
Just 4 months have gone by since 1.1.0, and slightly more then 7 months since our first stable release. Icinga Director matured fast and has grown from a small Icinga Web 2 module to a pretty huge project. Yesterday we released version 1.2.0, packed with new features, bug fixes and usability improvements.

Permissions and restrictions
Configuration possibilities
GUI and usability

Icinga 2 meets InfluxDB

 Fri, 02 Sep 2016 16:58:27 +0200 
Icinga 2 meets InfluxDB
When it comes to monitoring we like to send out a notification as soon as the problem occurs. What’s better than a system that reports a problem the very moment it appears, right? However, we are aware that alerting alone is not always enough. To identify the problem’s root cause it is often necessary to have more information about a service besides its availability state. To meet this claim, most of the monitoring plugins used with Icinga 2 can return performance data. Additionally, the output contains a string showing one or more performance data metrics, for example the time a host or service check took to execute, the number of bytes being transferred, or the free disk space. With the new InfluxDBWriter feature of Icinga 2.5 it’s possible to automatically store this data in an InfluxDB database – without detour. In order to achieve that, the corresponding Icinga 2 object communicates with the native InfluxDB HTTP API.

I really should replace the old RRD perfdata files with InfluxDB. Grafana is a really nice tool.

M$ System Center Operations Manager connector for Icinga 2

 Thu, 25 Jun 2015 11:08:10 +0200 last edited: Thu, 25 Jun 2015 11:08:47 +0200  
icinga2-scom-connector - SCOM Alert connector for Icinga 2
The SCOM connector will help you import alert data from SCOM into Icinga 2.

It helps you to update Icinga's configuration with Hosts monitored by SCOM.

The other part of the tool will query all open alerts from SCOM and publish that status into Icinga, so you can see and get alerted about open problems.

Icinga 2.2

 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 14:51:57 +0100 
Waiting for Icinga Web 2.

#^Icinga 2 release 2.2.0 – Agent, Cli & Apply For Rules | Icinga
by Michael Friedrich | Nov 17, 2014
When releasing Icinga 2 in its final version, we got quite a lot of feedback on why there is no agent, and how to monitor remote clients. Back in the beginning of 2014 we already had an idea on how to implement it, but you’d better design, re-design and even re-design such an i...

Bosun monitoring & alerting

 Fri, 14 Nov 2014 16:22:13 +0100 
#^Announcing Bosun, our new open source monitoring & alerting system « Blog – Stack Exchange
If trees could scream, would we be so cavalier about cutting them down? We might, if they screamed all the time, for no good reason. - Deep Thoughts, by Jack Handey A big part of scaling up an engineering team is getting serious about monitoring and alerts. A good monitoring system collects data from all of your various systems — for example, how...

Sounds quite good. They also have a very interesting looking build system based on #Docker.