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icinga(8) nagios icinga(8)

icinga - network/systems status monitoring daemon

icinga [-h] [-v] [-s] [-d] <main_config_file>

icinga is a daemon program that monitors the status of various network accessible systems, devices, and more. For more information, please consult the online documentation available at, or on your Icinga server's web page.

The main configuration file. On debian systems this defaults to /etc/icinga/icinga.cfg
A helpful usage message
Reads all data in the configuration files and performs a basic verification/sanity check. Always make sure you verify your config data before (re)starting Icinga.
Shows projected/recommended check scheduling information based on the current data in the configuration files.
Starts Icinga in daemon mode (instead of as a foreground process).

Default configuration directory for Icinga

Icinga was started as Nagios by Ethan Galstad <>. Icinga is maintained by the Icinga Project <>. This manual page was written by sean finney <> for the Debian GNU/Linux operating system (but it may be freely used, modified, and redistributed by others).

March 2010 sean finney