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  • Icinga2 - API and Passive Checks

    Icinga2 - API and Passive Checks

    The icinga2 configuration options are rich and provide you with a lot of ways to re-use what you already have. They serve well, but once your monitoring becomes big enough they just don't cut it anymore. Reducing the load on the monitoring hosts and the servers you check becomes a high priority. One way to solve this is to use the API and create passive services where applicable. At the time of writing this blog there isn't enough information for people who are trying to learn what passive checks are and how to implement them. I'm writing this with hope that I will make it easier for people who want to know how to get started. Passive Checks Icinga API Automation and autodiscovery Performance Data

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  • Icinga2 Fine-Tuning

    Icinga2 Fine-Tuning

               Icinga2 is a great tool built upon the foundation of the well known Nagios monitoring, inheriting all the pros it has to offer. With many plugins available in your repository and thousands more in the community-driven Nagios-exchange website, icinga2 is a very good choice for your infrastructure monitoring. I will cover some of the optional features that can be tweaked to suit your needs, once the main configuration has been set up. Some of the points are: Taking full advantage of variables defined in your Host file. Setting up custom scheduled downtimes. Changing the timeout for specific checks. Using a different user for your checks. Writing your own plugin.

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