2019-02-07T15:06:00Z

What needs improvement with Icinga?


Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with Icinga.

What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?

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Development is needed between APIs, Icinga, and the Enterprise. One of the areas that are frustrating is remote monitoring for more than one machine. If I have two machines, an X and a Y, and I would like monitors from machine Y, I would have to log into Machine Y and run a separate service. Icinga does not provide this service. It is implemented manually, not automated. Icinga uses the latest plugins, it does not have its own plugins. That database monitoring also requires a plugin that is offered with Nagios plugins. The Nagios plugins only monitor the past checks from the database. I would be happy to see more plugin features added. Also, with the CSV importing, you can import the monitors to our CSV files, unfortunately, this feature did not work for me, it needs to be improved. More market awareness of the event handler is needed. In the next release, I would like to see more plugins, that is number one, more records, and a better dashboard. If they could implement or automate a new dashboard using some colours it would make it easier to navigate through. Icinga dashboard is comparable with other solutions on the market in regards to the dashboard, they are all the same. The users who are monitoring only use the dashboard before they know the features, they don't have the experience. We can write scripts using Tomcat and Java to make it as a plugin and run it, but it would be better to have more plugins available. The more plugins, the better. The API between admin and everything for continuous integrations and continuous delivery needs to be improved. I would like to see some log monitors in the next release. Nagios had some plugins to monitor logs but it did not work for me.

2019-09-22T06:42:00Z
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A lot of things could be improved because it has a lack of dashboards, no detailed information for reporting, no information for the audit purposes that we can send, no information about the configuration management, and very little inventory information. It is barely serving a purpose.

2019-06-23T09:40:00Z
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2019-02-07T15:06:00Z
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