Nagios is forked: Icinga is unleashed

A group of leading Nagios protagonists including members of the Nagios Community Advisory board and creators of multiple Nagios Addons have launched Icinga – a fork of Nagios, the prevalent open source monitoring system. This independent project strives to be more responsive to user requests and faster in software development through the support of a broader developer community.

The new open source monitoring system will be fully compatible with its predecessor, retaining all the existing Nagios features while adding new features requested by the Nagios user community. Long standing bugs will be removed and improvements will be made, especially for the database integration alongside a standardised API to simplify the integration of 3rd party addons. Icinga will also be developed to include an improved functionality in large and complex environments.

Built on proven technologies and concepts as well as progressive frameworks and standards, Icinga is a product of the community – their ideas, needs and combined passion for innovation.

Icinga takes all the great features of Nagios and combines it with the feature requests and patches of the user community. These modifications hail direct from the community and are supported by the concrete experiences of those involved in customer projects.

The first releases are expected for the end of May. The first stable Version is scheduled for October 28th.


  1. Please send me a mail notification when it is available for download.

  2. hi, i would like to help on the proyect, I´m a network Admin from Spain. I´m not sure i can be of a great help in programming, but i could help in the traduction into spanish, opening ICINGA to more than 100 million spanish-speaking possible users…
    Let me know if you need me by sending me an email!
    sincerely yours
    PS. ich spreche auch ein bisschen Deutsch, aber habe ich es fast vergessen.

  3. I hope it will work well with centreon!
    best of luck and looking forward to it


  4. *thumbs up* guys! All the best of luck! I am looking forward to your first release candidate already!

    If you need BETA-testers, I would be more than happy to spread the word – and of course put hands-on myself!

    Good luck!

  5. Hi guys,

    I just stumbled upon this project.
    A great initiative!

  6. Good luck on your new project. I think forking is a great tool when the existing project limits the growth of open source software.

    However, I have a suggestion for a better name: Soigan (pronounced “soy-gone”) Now this is a memorable name for people who know Nagios, and easier to pronounce. I will try my best to remember your project name.

  7. Nice, But Nagios is still Nagios :-)and i heard that there are things going on there :-)

  8. Excellent!! Good luck!

  9. I’ve been a big fan of Nagios for a while now. I don’t have a large enterprise, but am at the medium business level. Nagios replaced and expanded the IPMonitor they were using before I got here, and we’ve really found it to be a versatile tool. That being said, sometimes getting plugins to work has been frustrating, and the reporting has been minimal to this point. This project could be a great success for us from what I read on the website in relation to the API making plugins easier and especially the larger focus on reporting.

  10. Excellent initiative. I can help making plugins and more importantly, promoting the use and application.

    Excelente iniciativa. Yo puedo ayudar realizando plugins y lo más importante, usando y promoviendo la aplicación.

    César Mata, Puerto La Cruz Venezuela.



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