Icinga

Icinga Version 1.0 Documentation

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2009.10.28

Revision History
Revision 0.1 2009-08-12
First Release

Table of Contents

1. About
About Icinga
What's new
2. Getting Started
Advice for beginners
Quickstart Installation Guides
Icinga Quickstart
Icinga with IDOUtils Quickstart
Upgrading (to) Icinga
Monitoring Windows Machines
Monitoring Linux/Unix Machines
Monitoring Netware Servers
Monitoring Network Printers
Monitoring Routers and Switches
Monitoring Publicly Available Services
3. Configuring Icinga
Configuration Overview
Main Configuration File Options
Object Configuration Overview
Object Definitions
Custom Object Variables
CGI Configuration File Options
Authentication And Authorization In The CGIs
4. Running Icinga
Verifying Your Configuration
Starting and Stopping Icinga
5. The Basics
Icinga Plugins
Understanding Macros and How They Work
Standard Macros in Icinga
Host Checks
Service Checks
Active Checks
Passive Checks
State Types
Time Periods
Determining Status and Reachability of Network Hosts
Notifications
Information On The CGIs
6. Advanced Topics
External Commands
Event Handlers
Volatile Services
Service and Host Freshness Checks
Distributed Monitoring
Redundant and Failover Network Monitoring
Detection and Handling of State Flapping
Notification Escalations
On-Call Rotations
Monitoring Service and Host Clusters
Host and Service Dependencies
State Stalking
Performance Data
Scheduled Downtime
Using The Embedded Perl Interpreter
Adaptive Monitoring
Predictive Dependency Checks
Cached Checks
Passive Host State Translation
Service and Host Check Scheduling
Custom CGI Headers and Footers
Object Inheritance
Time-Saving Tricks For Object Definitions
7. Security and Performance Tuning
Security Considerations
Enhanced CGI Security and Authentication
Tuning Icinga For Maximum Performance
Fast Startup Options
Large Installation Tweaks
Using The Icingastats Utility
Graphing Performance Info With MRTG
8. Integration With Other Software
Integration Overview
SNMP Trap Integration
TCP Wrapper Integration
9. Icinga Addons
Icinga Addons
10. Development
Icinga Plugin API
Developing Plugins For Use With Embedded Perl
Installation Icinga web frontend
Index