Icinga is a monitoring system checking hosts and services you specify and notifying you when things go wrong and when they recover. It runs on multiple Linux distributions (including Fedora, Ubuntu, and openSuSE) as well as several Unix platforms (including Solaris and HP). The systems to be monitored can be nearly anything connected to a network. What is Icinga?


Icinga can be installed with the Pakfire web interface or via the console:

pakfire install icinga


To configure Icinga, open the client console or terminal and access the IPFire box via SSH.

Add user name and password:

htpasswd -c /etc/icinga/htpasswd.users icingaadmin

Restart daemon:

/etc/init.d/apache restart


Open your browser and enter:


Do not use https -- it won't work!

The username is icingaadmin. The password was created with the htpasswd command.

Click Log In and the Tactical Monitoring Overview will load.

Thank you to Erik for documenting the password and login procedure here!

The current pakfire Icinga release is version 1.11.4 and was released by the Icinga Development Team on 13 Mar 2014.