Icinga, like nagios, has a large learning curve like any large piece of software designed to manage. Icinga, like nagios, has a large learning curve like any large piece of software designed to manage company resources on a large scale. Monitoring automation with icinga the director icinga. Icinga 2 is a free open source network monitoring tool. With passive checks and right chef cookbooks, nagios icinga setup becomes very effective.
Icinga was initially created as a fork of the nagios system monitoring. To that end, my experience with netflow and nagios was. Millions of users and thousands of companies ranging from fortune 500s to small business owners trust nagios xi to get the job done. Install and configure icinga in linux a network monitoring tool. However, this actually seems to be a good way to dissect nagios into small parts that are able to be easily understood. These cookbooks are suitable either for your icinga 2 master or for your icinga 2 agents. It was originally created as a fork of the nagios system monitoring application in 2009 icinga is attempting to get past perceived shortcomings in nagios development process, as well as adding new features such as a modern web 2. Come be part of shaping the direction of supermarket by opening issues and pull requests. Icinga monitoring solution installation and configuration. Nagios is known for being the best server monitoring software on the market. Nagios is great, but icinga fixed some serious issues with it that were longstanding. At least in the beginning, the reason for the fork was extremely clear, and there was no doubt the fork made sense. Shogo sato has written an book about nagios titled nagios 2.
The icinga chef cookbooks enable you to fully manage icinga 2 core and icinga web 2 on your servers. Icinga is a scalable and extensible monitoring system. While nagios and sw do similar things they are almost on opposite ends of the scale. Chef is one of the leading configuration management software.
Icinga web or icinga2 web support will be added once other functionality is fully tested. To that end, my experience with netflow and nagios was infuriating at best and probably mirrors your experience with icinga. Nagios the industry standard in it infrastructure monitoring. Help build nagios exchange for yourself and the entire the nagios community by your nagios project to the site. The plugins that were talked about so much are small pieces of software that check if enough free disk space or ram are available, that processes are running, ports are open etc. Its easy just create an account, login, and add a new listing.
In ethans own words, i first started developing nagios in the fall of 1998 under its original name of netsaint. Icinga has a large community of contributors, developers and supporters that provides continuous support to the software and its users. At least in the beginning, the reason for the fork was extremely clear, and there was no doubt the fork. Has anybody tried migration from nagios to icinga2. The majority of nagios addons work with icinga classic ui but for icinga web they need to be modified.
It seeks to remain compatible with nagios as long as. Sw is easy to setup and nagios is less than easy sw does windows really well, nagios does everything else really well. I have not use icinga so i cant comment on that part of the question. Migration from nagios to icinga2 icinga 2 monitoring. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click.
Come be part of shaping the direction of supermarket by opening issues and pull requests or by joining us on the chef mailing list. The chefsupermarket repository will continue to be where development of the supermarket application takes place. Icinga is a modern open source monitoring tool that originated from a nagios fork, and now has two parallel branches, icinga 1 and icinga 2. Icinga monitors availability and performance, gives you simple access to relevant data and raises alerts to keep you in the loop.
Icinga monitoring solution installation and configuration on centos icinga is an enterprise grade open source monitoring system which keeps. Most of it worked directly but the nrpe remote checks are not working. Icinga is a host and service monitoring software using a binary. Icinga has spun off nagios, which is either a sign of the popular opensource network monitoring tools strength, or disease. It retains all the existing features of its predecessor, it builds on them to. You can use bolt or puppet enterprise to automate tasks that you perform on your. Chef cookbook to install nagios nrpe client was previously part of the nagios cookbook maintainers. Currently this cookbook does not support icinga2 cluster deployment. Plugins allow you to monitor anything and everything with nagios databases, operating systems, applications, network equipment, protocols and more. While there are dozens of nagios forks like icinga that exist, people continue to choose nagios over its competitors due to its long track record of proven stability and development. Pipedrive is crm software that makes your life easy, for less legwork and more sales. Configure the logstash nagios output to send passive traps to icinga 2 using the external command pipe. However, once you get over that initial hump its a pleasure to work with and a great community of which i enjoy participation.
Perhaps your monitoring tool can be configured to follow that recommendation. Though icinga retains all the existing features of its predecessor, it builds on them to add many long awaited patches and features requested by the user community. However, this actually seems to be a good way to dissect nagios into small parts that. This guide is broken up into several sections and covers different operating system os. Server monitoring is made easy in nagios because of the flexibility to monitor your servers with both agentbased and agentless. Things are getting easier with any sort of automation tool puppet, ansible.
The only one that actually turned my crank in handling netflow was prtg. The next step i tried was to check if certain services were running at ports 8080, 8081 and 8082 or not. Turns out, if you take pen, paper and a drawing board for your. The thing to remember is that icinga is a fork of nagios and chances are that if you see the problem in icinga, its probably in nagios as well. Icinga manages to retain compatibility with nagios in some ways, and can even use the nrpe nagios remote plugin executor as a remote systems monitoring tool. This cookbook is in development phase and few objects lwrp may not be available once fully tested, this warning will. Turns out, if you take pen, paper and a drawing board for your current environment, youll learn about existing bottlenecks, or new methods of firing your checks. Download icinga network monitoring tool for windows. Though icinga retains all the existing features of its predecessor, it builds on. Server monitoring is made easy in nagios because of the flexibility to monitor your servers with both agentbased and agentless monitoring. This is a chef cookbook to manage icinga2 using chef lwrp. An icinga support subscription provides great support for your monitoring infrastructure.
The cookbooks support multiple platforms and are able to manage all of your icinga configuration objects. Its easy just create an account, login, and add a new. I have upgraded a server from debian 8 to debian 9. Nagios is a powerful it management system and it monitoring software suite that enables organizations to identify and resolve it infrastructure problems before they affect critical business processes. I went through them and installed it, it looks good, icinga is created using nagios. It originated as a fork of the earlier project nagios, from which wmf. The cookie settings on this website are set to allow cookies to give you the best browsing experience possible. Some software needs to be updated time offset differs from ntp if unaddressed these could become real problems, but there are already background services in place to take care of them unattended upgrades, an ntp client service etc. This document describes how to install nagios core from source. Jul 28, 2014 icinga is an open source system and network monitoring application. The format is a little odd, each of the topics are written as recipes of a cookbook of nagios mastery.
The many of you improving the icinga template library itl commands. Apr 28, 2015 nagios is great, but icinga fixed some serious issues with it that were longstanding. Modules can contain bolt tasks that take action outside of a desired state managed by puppet. The object configuration is stored in the etcicinga2featuresenablednf file. Icingas rest api and various modules, cookbooks, roles and playbooks for. Nagios is asset based monitoring critical assets can be checked more often than noncritical assets, sw is batch based. So, nagios configurations, plugins and addons can all be used with icinga. The sous chefs are a community of chef cookbook maintainers working together to maintain important cookbooks. A small group of nagios community members stood up and wanted to create more than a. The zabbix vs nagios debate has been a long one with one software bundle starting to phase out and the other gaining popularity amongst network engineers and admins. I setup icinga on a machine and set up all the basics. Configure the logstash nagios output to send passive traps to icinga 2 using the. Nov 29, 2016 the format is a little odd, each of the topics are written as recipes of a cookbook of nagios mastery. Nagios, like many other free software projects, started as a hobby.
Its very different from the old version and of nagios. Therefore it becomes dynamic, versionable and testable. Icinga is a fork of nagios and is backward compatible. The next step i tried was to check if certain services were running at ports 8080, 8081. Ive installed it and copied and adjusted the configuration files. Icinga is an opensource computer system and network monitoring application. All in all, icinga offers all of the essential functionality that one would expect in a scalable, feature rich monitoring suite, and the community offers a lot of support material and information to help you get started. Nagios xi is the most powerful and trusted infrastructure monitoring tool on the market. This book is written in a concise and easytofollow approach, it will guide you to get you started with icinga and lead you through the difficult concepts with illustrated examples and screenshots. It retains all the existing features of its predecessor, it builds on them to add many long awaited patches and features requested by the user community. For more details about nodes attributes, check lwrp environment object template.
This can be done as a kind of widget window to the external addon with a simple xml snippet, though for full functionality more coding is required. However, once you get over that initial hump its a pleasure to. Currently this cookbook configures only icinga clasic ui. What this tool does is, not to different from nagios due to the. It was originally created as a fork of the nagios system monitoring application in 2009 icinga is attempting to get past.
Icinga features a scalable and extensible monitor system and offers a powerful cli. Michael and the rest of the icinga team still get in touch with the nagios core development team at times. I am a beginner in icinga and nagios usage for server management. Integration of icinga and chef is carried out through a chef cookbookthe basic unit. As of right now, im not so sure theres any huge advantage of icinga 1. Icinga is an open source system and network monitoring application. Though icinga retains all the existing features of its predecessor, it. Nagios supports event escalation and alerting, sw does not. The server was running nagios 3 to do some checks but that has been discontinued.63 265 1194 1163 143 651 1494 1157 1122 439 1560 892 365 1560 321 1469 554 1511 42 89 793 482 829 793 1372 715 265 1462 769 451 503 1353 144 1172 814