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Integration into Icinga2

Icinga 2 is an open source monitoring system which checks the availability of your network resources, notifies users of outages, and generates performance data for reporting. Scalable and extensible, Icinga 2 can monitor large, complex environments across multiple locations.


For this chapter you need to have:


Download a configuration from our site into the directory /etc/icinga2/. E.g.:

ssh root@icinga2
root@icinga2:~# cd /etc/icinga2/
root@icinga2:/etc/icinga2# curl
root@icinga2:/etc/icinga2# tar xf escalert_icinga2.tgz

Then prepare a queue for storing messages to

mkdir /var/spool/escalert
chown nagios: /var/spool/escalert/
chmod 755 /var/spool/escalert/

Finally, you can enable a cron job to check, if messages have been queued for delivery:

root@icinga2:~# crontab -e

Enter the following line into the editor, save and quit:

# m h  dom mon dow   command
*   *   *   *   *    /etc/icinga2/scripts/

Congratulations! You have now finished the basic configuration and can now link your hosts and services from Icinga2 to your escalert notification schemes!


In order to enable notifications for a host in Icinga2, you need to add the following configuration line to the host. E.g., this host can be found in the file hosts.conf:

Note to take the API-Key from the appropriate service in your escalert configuration.

object Host NodeName {
  import "generic-host"

  /* other stuff */

  vars.escalert_api = "kmswlkjrqwfvs...."

In order to enable a service with the powers of escalert, use the following notation in, e.g., services.conf:

apply Service "SomeServiceName" {

  /* whatever */

  vars.escalert_api = "ppseplipowgyrkx...."

Remember to activate your changes by:

root@icinga2:~# service icinga2 checkconfig
root@icinga2:~# service icinga2 restart
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