Quickstart Installation Guides


These quickstart guides will provide you with simple instructions on how to install Icinga from source and have it monitoring your local machine within 20 minutes.

Advanced installation options and configuration are discussed elsewhere.

Besides, a new quick install guide for using the IDOUtils of Icinga is also available enabling you to use an RDBMS based on MySQL, Oracle, or PostgreSQL, respectively.


Quickstart installation guides are currently available for various Linux distributions (most common Fedora, Ubuntu, openSuSE). Because some distributions are similar you may succeed to use these instructions for RedHat, CentOS, Debian and SLES as well. Marcel Hecko provided a quickstart quide for FreeBSD.

If you are installing Icinga on an operating system or Linux distribution that isn't listed above, read “Icinga Quickstart” for an overview of what you'll need to do.

Command names, paths, etc. vary widely across different Operating Systems/Distributions, so you'll likely need to tweak the installation docs a bit to work for your particular case.