Icinga Fundamentals 4-Day Training

Icinga Fundamentals 4-Day Training


This 4-day-training provides the basic knowledge for the basic use and configuration of Icinga 2 and Icinga Web 2 in combination with the Icinga Director. This is illustrated in more detail with the help of many practical exercises, practical examples, and the conveyance of best practices.

The structure and use of the Icinga 2 DSL are also discussed in detail so that the foundation for safe and confident use of Icinga is laid. Various operating systems and network devices are monitored, and many different types of checks are handled, and notifications, dependencies, and business processes are created for them.

An introduction to Icinga

  • Introduction to (availability) monitoring and the Icinga project
  • Historical development of Icinga
  • A basic introduction to Icinga 2, Icinga Web 2, and the Icinga Director

Icinga Remote Clients

  • Agent-based monitoring of Linux and Windows systems
  • Icinga for Windows and use of the Icinga PowerShell components
  • Icinga 2 Agent as remote node and command execution bridge
  • Background to certificate issuance, endpoints and zones
  • Exemplary monitoring of network devices using SNMP
  • Troubleshooting & scenario discussion

Configuration Basic and Best Practices

  • Overview of the Icinga 2 configuration language
  • Understanding and using Check Commands and the Icinga Template Library
  • Basic configuration and grouping of Hosts
  • Different types of check plugins
  • Definition and assignment of various Service checks based on Service Apply Rules
  • Passive checks and check freshness
  • Check commands and plugin integration by example
  • Grouping of services through Service groups and Service sets
  • Configuration of notifications and escalations
  • In-depth use and configuration of Icinga Web
  • Health checks and self-monitoring


Shadow-Soft will deliver the Icinga Fundamentals Training via a collaboration platform of the customer’s choice. Each student will be given reference material to use during and after the completion of the training.

Features of an Icinga Enterprise Subscription:

  • Compatibility testing
  • Validation
  • Vulnerability scanning
  • Private repo access
  • Helpdesk support

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