[icinga-devel] Icinga 1.7 released!

Michael Friedrich michael.friedrich at univie.ac.at
Tue May 15 17:53:48 CEST 2012


Within two weeks, we’ve turned 3, hit 100,000 downloads and now release 
Icinga 1.7 for you to upgrade! This version comes with new views and 
options for customising Icinga Web and Classic UI, performance 
improvements in the core and much love for packagers.

Note: Upon upgrading, please update your configurations as we have:

moved bindir/idomod.o to libdir/idomod.so
moved /var/icinga to /var/spool/icinga in icinga.spec (upgrade safe)
renamed icinga-idoutils rpm to icinga-idoutils-libdbi-mysql|pgsql in 
–enable-libtap is deprecated, make test now works out-of-the-box with 
rewritten tests

The changes to heed above have helped us make packaging easier, as now 
the libraries are where most packagers expect them to be.

Of note, we have resolved a long-neglected bug that afflicted the 
Icinga/Nagios core, so that flexible downtimes now last the duration 
specified once triggered. Beyond this, event looping has been minimized 
when rescheduling checks – something that should reduce CPU load and 
improve performance. Kudos to Andreas Ericsson and Matthias Kettner for 
the initial patch!

In the Classic UI we have two new views – ‘CGI Config Options’ to see 
user authorizations, and ‘Modified Attributes’ to see host and service 
configurations compared against the latest attributes applied in the 
front end. There are extra options to determine the detail of logs and 
status maps, and flexible downtimes come with added information on 
‘trigger’ and ‘in-effect’ times to reflect the fix made in the core.

Icinga Web too comes with a config view, thanks to a new global master 
configuration cronk accessible to appkit_admins. Creating your own 
custom cronks are now easier than ever, with the option to ‘Save’ or 
‘Save As’ your latest filtered view. The most exciting development 
however, is in the backend. We’ve integrated an in-house extension we 
call Doctrine Query Language (DQL) views that enable advance users and 
devs to design their own cronk modules that collect data from external 
databases and systems – all via the configuration. Check out our wiki on 
using templates to write your own grid-based views!

Last but not least, we’ve made some users happy – standardizing many of 
Icinga Web’s calculations with those in the Classic UI. These include 
check execution time, problem duration, pending states, performance info 
and more.

So have fun with Icinga 1.7 and as usual your feedback is always welcome 
on our mailing lists and development tracker. With the new changes, 
packages should be coming soon – so keep your eyes peeled. Cheers to all 
the testers and contributors that have helped make this release happen!

Below is just a summary of our changes, see our full change logs for 
much more.


Avoid insane looping through event list when rescheduling checks 
(Mathias Kettner, Andreas Ericsson) #2182
Added a lot of configure params to allow easier packaging (refer to 
complete change log)
Introduce lib/ for modules with new .so extension
Added nebmodule version/name check for idomod (this allows future 
version dependencies) #2569
Added trigger_time to downtimes to allow calculating of flexible 
downtimes end time #2537
Fix scheduled_downtime_depth falsely incremented if in flexible downtime 
with duration < end-starttime window #2536

Classic UI

Added option for max log entries displayed in showlog.cgi #2145
Added status map resizing with exclude/include button (thanks to Mat) #2186
Added Javascript to refresh page/pause easier #2119
Added display_status_totals as cgi.cfg option in order to allow the 
status totals to be shown again #2443
Added readonly cgi.cfg view into the config section #1776
Added is_in_effect and trigger_time to downtime view for html, csv, json 
Added modified attributes view and reset cmd #2473 #2474
Fixed status totals are wrong when searching #1524
Fixed reset forms on return after submitting command #2117


Changed varchar(255) to text in mysql (not cs and address rfc columns) #2181
Set module info in idomod, to be checked on neb module load in future 
versions #2569
Change standard string escaping for postgresql queries to use the E’foo’ 
notation #1974
Fixed lob handling in Oracle #2303,#2342
Fixed OCI-21500 when freeing lobs #2509
Fixed pgsql unix_timestamp cannot handle timstamp with timezone #2203


Control custom cronk creation #2456 (Database upgrade required to 1.7)
Enabled modify cronk by component #2457
Added DQL-Views as backend for templates ( #2178 #2426 #2459 #2368 #2056 )
Overwriting of default cronks are now possible, standalone configuration 
only module #2494
New Cronk which shows agavi/icinga-web configuration only for 
appkit_admins #2494
Icinga Web release version in database, select * from nsm_db_version #2096;
Added check for XSL before running #2564
Clear cache script configurable #2383
Striped down library overhead for installation
Random password generation of auth provider #2578

DI (FH) Michael Friedrich

Vienna University Computer Center
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