Nagios cookbook and icinga?


#1

I know the release notes mentioned that support for configuring icinga
instead of Nagios has been added, but there doesn’t seem to be any
information in the docs about how to go about this. Before diving into the
commits that added support, does anyone have a guide for this?

Thanks!


~~ StormeRider ~~

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are. And they protect from the darkness that’s just around the corner.”

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#2

You might benefit from using one of the Icinga specific cookbooks, rather than trying to cross-fit all the Nagios settings to the Icinga environment. Particularly if you’re instlaling from packages instead of building from source tarballs, getting all the layout details consistent with distribution packages can be quite a lot of work.

                                 Nico Kadel-Garcia

From: Morgan Blackthorne [stormerider@gmail.com]
Sent: Friday, November 08, 2013 11:57 AM
To: chef@lists.opscode.com
Subject: [chef] Nagios cookbook and icinga?

I know the release notes mentioned that support for configuring icinga instead of Nagios has been added, but there doesn’t seem to be any information in the docs about how to go about this. Before diving into the commits that added support, does anyone have a guide for this?

Thanks!


~~ StormeRider ~~

“Every world needs its heroes […] They inspire us to be better than we are. And they protect from the darkness that’s just around the corner.”

(from Smallville Season 6x1: “Zod”)

On why I hate the phrase “that’s so lame”… http://bit.ly/Ps3uSS


#3

Morgan,

Try contacting Maciej who made the additions to the Nagios cookbook to add icinga support. He mentioned at one point adding documentation, but at the moment it is an undocumented feature.

https://tickets.opscode.com/secure/ViewProfile.jspa?name=mpasternacki

Tim Smith - Systems Engineer
m: +1 707.738.8132

On Nov 9, 2013, at 4:21 AM, Kadel-Garcia, Nico NKadelGarcia-consultant@Scholastic.com wrote:

You might benefit from using one of the Icinga specific cookbooks, rather than trying to cross-fit all the Nagios settings to the Icinga environment. Particularly if you’re instlaling from packages instead of building from source tarballs, getting all the layout details consistent with distribution packages can be quite a lot of work.

                                 Nico Kadel-Garcia

From: Morgan Blackthorne [stormerider@gmail.com]
Sent: Friday, November 08, 2013 11:57 AM
To: chef@lists.opscode.com
Subject: [chef] Nagios cookbook and icinga?

I know the release notes mentioned that support for configuring icinga instead of Nagios has been added, but there doesn’t seem to be any information in the docs about how to go about this. Before diving into the commits that added support, does anyone have a guide for this?

Thanks!


~~ StormeRider ~~

“Every world needs its heroes […] They inspire us to be better than we are. And they protect from the darkness that’s just around the corner.”

(from Smallville Season 6x1: “Zod”)

On why I hate the phrase “that’s so lame”… http://bit.ly/Ps3uSS


#4

Hi,

I’ve been called to the table, so here it is: it’s not an undocumented
feature, but rather additional configuration points to be used by another
cookbook. To set up Icinga, you need to have Nagios cookbook at least
v5.0.0 (to include https://tickets.opscode.com/browse/COOK-3287 that
implements these extra attributes), and use the Icinga cookbook (
https://github.com/3ofcoins/chef-cookbook-icinga) that makes use of these
attributes to install Icinga instead of Nagios. You use the "icinga"
cookbook on the Icinga server, and configure the node[‘nagios’][…]
attributes and nagios_whatever data bags as for the “nagios” cookbook.

The Icinga cookbook is unfortunately only on GitHub, as I’ve had no success
trying to contact maintainer of community portal’s “icinga” cookbook (
http://community.opscode.com/cookbooks/icinga) which seems to be abandoned.

If you have any questions or issues using the icinga cookbook, feel free to
contact me here or off-list.

– M

On 9 November 2013 19:34, Tim Smith tsmith@llnw.com wrote:

Morgan,

Try contacting Maciej who made the additions to the Nagios cookbook to add
icinga support. He mentioned at one point adding documentation, but at the
moment it is an undocumented feature.

https://tickets.opscode.com/secure/ViewProfile.jspa?name=mpasternacki
[image: Limelight Networks] http://www.limelight.com/Tim Smith - Systems
Engineer
m: +1 707.738.8132

On Nov 9, 2013, at 4:21 AM, Kadel-Garcia, Nico
NKadelGarcia-consultant@Scholastic.com wrote:

You might benefit from using one of the Icinga specific cookbooks,
rather than trying to cross-fit all the Nagios settings to the Icinga
environment. Particularly if you’re instlaling from packages instead of
building from source tarballs, getting all the layout details consistent
with distribution packages can be quite a lot of work.

                                 Nico Kadel-Garcia

From: Morgan Blackthorne [stormerider@gmail.com]
Sent: Friday, November 08, 2013 11:57 AM
To: chef@lists.opscode.com
Subject: [chef] Nagios cookbook and icinga?

I know the release notes mentioned that support for configuring icinga
instead of Nagios has been added, but there doesn’t seem to be any
information in the docs about how to go about this. Before diving into the
commits that added support, does anyone have a guide for this?

Thanks!


~~ StormeRider ~~

“Every world needs its heroes […] They inspire us to be better than we
are. And they protect from the darkness that’s just around the corner.”

(from Smallville Season 6x1: “Zod”)

On why I hate the phrase “that’s so lame”… http://bit.ly/Ps3uSS