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ARM support for the CEE and CME

Please add ARM for both CME and CEE so it can be run on platforms like Raspberry and similar.
Suggested by: Edgar (04 May, '22) Upvoted: yesterday Comments: 8
Under consideration Site management

Mobile App for Checkmk

Create an iOS and Android app for Checkmk, which is focused on monitoring (not setup). It should address 2 common use cases: * Receive notifications and allow drill ...
Suggested by: Thomas Lippert (06 May, '22) Upvoted: yesterday Comments: 19

Checkmk Services Dependencies across hosts

It would be great to have service dependencies across hosts for Checkmk, just like the host parent/child relationships. In case that the parent service fails all ...
Suggested by: Lars Sörensen (06 May, '22) Upvoted: 19 Apr Comments: 18
Under consideration Checks&Agents Notifications Setup

Replace Open Hardware Monitor with LibreHardwareMonitor

Since the development of Open Hardware Monitor has been discontinued since 2020, it should be replaced within the Windows agent by its fork LibreHardwareMonitor ...
Suggested by: Marcus Klein (26 Feb) Upvoted: 18 Apr Comments: 0
Under consideration Checks&Agents

Add a generic Plugin for polling of JSON status APIs

Many applications provide an HTTP API that can be used to query the health status, as is common with Docker containers. It is about time for a rule-based check ...
Suggested by: Lars Sörensen (25 May, '22) Upvoted: 18 Apr Comments: 7
Under consideration Checks&Agents

InfluxDB2 Integration with Telegraf Agent not working

Hi all, The InfluxDB2 Integration is currently not working with InfluxData´s Telegraf Agent with an active InfluxDB2 Input Module because the InfluxDB2 Integration ...
Suggested by: Jonas Hahn (22 Mar) Upvoted: 16 Apr Comments: 0
Under consideration Integrations Setup

Replace all VBS agent plugins

Microsoft deprecates VBS scripting. All VBS agent plugins should be replaced by an implementation in PowerShell or Python.
Suggested by: Robert Sander (19 Mar) Upvoted: 17 Apr Comments: 1
Accepted Checks&Agents

When deleting a host, also remove rules that are only for that host

Especially the ruleset "disabled services" accumulates a large number of rules when users are manually disabling services in the configuration. When hosts are ...
Suggested by: Robert Sander (10 Jan, '23) Upvoted: 17 Apr Comments: 6
Under consideration Site management Usability

Add the ability to add "Oracle custom SQL" to the "Oracle database" plugin using bakery.

This improvement is regarding a plugin that is provided by CheckMK (Oracle custom SQL), combined with a feature that is designed for roll-out and maintaining large ...
Suggested by: Mick Alblas (27 Mar) Upvoted: 15 Apr Comments: 3
Under consideration Checks&Agents

Create Pie-Chart as Dashlet

Hi Team, to build good Overview Dashboards for non technicals Pie-Charts are a great visualization also for using in Reports. Greets Bernd
Suggested by: Bernd Holzhauer (25 Mar) Upvoted: 12 Apr Comments: 2
Under consideration Dashboards & Views

Podman Container Plugin & Checks

Redhat is trying had to establish Podman as a replacement for Docker, by pushing it as default container engine for Redhat Enterprise products (RHEL, Openshift…). ...
Suggested by: Mario Sommer (02 Jun, '22) Upvoted: 19 Apr Comments: 3
Planned Checks&Agents

Enable Child/Parent relations between hosts monitored on different sites

Currently the Parent of a host always needs to be monitored on the same site. This causes that we need to add dummy hosts, having the same IP as the really monitored ...
Suggested by: Axel Rosemann (05 May, '22) Upvoted: 17 Apr Comments: 9
Under consideration Setup

Give NagVis a proper facelift

NagVis is used by many people/customers. It's a crucial part of Checkmk and it really feels dated and old. NagVis needs some love and more features and a more modern ...
Suggested by: Norman Kühnberger (04 May, '22) Upvoted: 17 Apr Comments: 6
Under consideration Dashboards & Views Integrations

Adding option for consider different dimension in a clustered service with "Best of" Logic

A service has n dimensions. In cluster mode, a group of dimensions on node A may be in some state (wich some of them are crit for example), and a distinct group of ...
Suggested by: Biagio (07 Dec, '23) Upvoted: 16 Apr Comments: 2
Under consideration Checks&Agents

Option to use password store for SNMP credentials

CMK has a builtin-in password store and CMK does SNMP monitoring... Provide the option to use password store entries for SNMP credentials in: * Host properties * ...
Suggested by: Marsellus Wallace (04 Jul, '22) Upvoted: 08 Apr Comments: 0
Under consideration Checks&Agents

Notifications: Periodic Notifications based on event type

configure different periodic notifications for different event types, for example: - SERVICE is CRIT, email every 30 min - SERVICE is WARN, email every 60 min
Suggested by: Christoph Meijer (12 Jan) Upvoted: 08 Apr Comments: 0
Under consideration Notifications

Set labels based on software inventory

It would be a great help if labels for inventory-informations could be set by rules. This would help to configure for example alerts for unwanted software or too old ...
Suggested by: Thomas Lippert (28 Jun, '22) Upvoted: 17 Apr Comments: 7
Under consideration Checks&Agents

Use the nice modern Graphs from the GUI in Reports and Notifications

The HTML mail notification and CMK reports still use the old graphs instead of the nice modern graphs displayed in the CMK 2.x GUI.
Suggested by: Lars Sörensen (18 May, '22) Upvoted: 17 Apr Comments: 6

omd start <site> --rescue --- The ability to launch a site in all off mode

The ability to launch a site for debugging or disabling checks in a Rescue Mode. z. e.g. omd start <site> --rescue starts the site without host checks, service ...
Suggested by: Bernd Holzhauer (21 Oct, '22) Upvoted: 09 Apr Comments: 10
Under consideration Site management

Enhance Notification Rule Conditions

It would be nice to have the same filter options for Tags and Labels (one of, none of) like in Monitoring configuration rules to get more flexible Notification Rules ...
Suggested by: Jan Rzaczek (01 Mar) Upvoted: 19 Apr Comments: 0
Under consideration Notifications Usability

Support PiggyBack data from remote hosts

Implement a feature to leverage piggyback data, which are shared by a product integrated way from remote sites
Suggested by: Thomas Lippert (02 May, '22) Upvoted: 17 Apr Comments: 10
In progress Checks&Agents

Check_mk-azure_app_registration: also add certificats expiration

Also include certificats expiration for Azure Registred Apps in check_mk-azure_app_registration, it only monitors Secrets client currently.
Suggested by: Maxime (23 Nov, '23) Upvoted: 17 Apr Comments: 1
Under consideration Checks&Agents

Ability to monitor systemd units running in user context

See this post for a brief description: https://forum.checkmk.com/t/how-to-monitor-for-systemctl-user-services-using-checkmk/40603/3?u=pscheckmk What checkmk needs ...
Suggested by: PSCheckMK (08 Apr) Upvoted: 12 Apr Comments: 0
Under consideration Checks&Agents

Adding Custom Host / Service Notes via API

It would be nice to have the ability to add and getting "Custom Host / Service Notes" via REST API
Suggested by: Bernd Holzhauer (24 May, '23) Upvoted: 09 Apr Comments: 0
Under consideration RestAPI

Dashboard - Multiple Dashboard Cycling / Slideshow

Add the ability to cycle selected dashboards automatically based on a given interval. Similar to Grafana. It would allow the continuous monitoring of all information ...
Suggested by: opensourcefan (11 Nov, '22) Upvoted: 28 Mar Comments: 3
Under consideration Dashboards & Views

Exclude and Include in Notification Rules

In the "conditions" section in the notification area, there are several match (include) and exclude Options. But not all objects that can be matched can be ...
Suggested by: Simon Popp (28 Nov, '23) Upvoted: 19 Apr Comments: 0
Under consideration Notifications Usability

Activate changes on sites with no foreign changes

The background story: Multiple users are doing changes on multiple sites. Some of these changes are on the same sites, others are not. If these users then wanted to ...
Suggested by: Thierry T. (13 Mar) Upvoted: 19 Apr Comments: 0
Under consideration Setup

Show more information for Prometheus alerts

For the time being the Prometheus plugin shows only the status FIRING, when a Prometheus Alert is triggered. However, there's much more information that could be ...
Suggested by: Bence Hornák (27 Mar) Upvoted: 19 Apr Comments: 1
Under consideration Checks&Agents

Overview of labels used

I think, when we are use a lot of labels, is good to have an overview for the used labels in the system Just when the label are created, they will be put in a ...
Suggested by: Thomas Lippert (28 Jun, '22) Upvoted: 19 Apr Comments: 1
Under consideration Usability

History of changes to host rules and properties

It would be very useful to have a history of the changes made with their dates in the properties of the hosts and in the rules. For example, there are rules that ...
Suggested by: Gonzalo Deniz (18 Dec, '23) Upvoted: 17 Apr Comments: 5
Under consideration Site management

Network Scan: Scan now button

In order to be able to control when the network scan is carried out and not have to wait 24 hours, a "Scan Now" button could be introduced.
Suggested by: Christian Gehrig (10 May, '22) Upvoted: 17 Apr Comments: 1
Under consideration Usability

Grafana integration Status of hosts & services from Checkmk

Hi! I am using Grafana as my main dashboard. The problem is that I can get a lot of values like CPU, memory and most other checks where it reports performance data. ...
Suggested by: Thomas Lippert (26 Apr, '22) Upvoted: 17 Apr Comments: 1
Under consideration Grafana

Appliance: Enable management through Rest-API or command line

In a modern and high automated environment, I want to be able to configure my appliances also in an automated way. This could be done via Rest-API or by providing ...
Suggested by: Marcel Arentz (28 Jul, '22) Upvoted: 17 Apr Comments: 2
Under consideration Appliance

Notification: Update a Jira ticket on changed status

A service has a WARN state and a Jira issue is created. If this service change state from WARN to CRIT the existing issue does not become updated and the users of ...
Suggested by: Thomas Lippert (22 Jun, '22) Upvoted: 17 Apr Comments: 1
Under consideration Notifications

Support migration of hosts between sites without any loss of data

We need to have the ability to migrate multiple hosts between sites without any data loss
Suggested by: Thomas Lippert (11 Aug, '22) Upvoted: 17 Apr Comments: 10
Under consideration Site management

BI Aggregations: add label support and/or Host- / Servicegroups for "Nodes to create"

Right now we have the possibility to add Nodes via Regex for the Host & Service adding the option to use Host and Service Label`s make it more comfortable. Another ...
Suggested by: Bernd Holzhauer (11 May, '23) Upvoted: 09 Apr Comments: 0
Under consideration BI

a simple page for changing the notifications recipients

it would be also very practical if there would be a page with simply 2 dropdown menus with the notification as 1st dropdown and the recipient(s) as 2nd dropdown to ...
Suggested by: Bernd Holzhauer (29 Jun, '23) Upvoted: 09 Apr Comments: 0
Under consideration Notifications Usability

Notification chains: a possibility to combine different Notification way`s

Notification chains: a possibility to combine different Notification way`s as example an Email as Notification methode to User or Group if the Service is still in ...
Suggested by: Bernd Holzhauer (23 Jun, '23) Upvoted: 09 Apr Comments: 3
Under consideration Notifications

Automated synchronization of SW inventory data with the NVD via API

the possibility of automatically synchronizing the data from the SW Inventory with the NVD database and displaying critical software states https://nvd.nist.gov/ ...
Suggested by: Bernd Holzhauer (12 Mar) Upvoted: 09 Apr Comments: 0
Under consideration Checks&Agents

Dashboard Buttons, with link to other dashboards, and with status of the other dashboard.

We have a main dashboard, there should be a way to get from this main dashboard to another dashboard with a click of a button. It would be cool if this button would ...
Suggested by: Christian Gehrig (02 Mar, '23) Upvoted: 08 Apr Comments: 1
Under consideration Dashboards & Views

Checkmk NetApp Agent - Option to disable sections

I am using the NetApp Agent to monitor a large NetApp cluster. The problem is that the agent timed out even with an interval and timeout at 15 minutes. And the ...
Suggested by: Johan Olsson (26 Mar) Upvoted: 01 Apr Comments: 1
Under consideration Checks&Agents

Add HW/SW Inventory data to the REST API

It would be nice to access the result data from HW/SW inventory via the REST API.
Suggested by: PaulR282 (29 Jul, '22) Upvoted: 26 Mar Comments: 3
Under consideration RestAPI

Add a generic Plugin for Prometheus Exporter metrics

There are several applications that provide their metrics as Prometheus metrics. Please create a generic check plugin that can read these Prometheus metrics and ...
Suggested by: Lars Sörensen (17 May, '22) Upvoted: 19 Apr Comments: 5
Under consideration Checks&Agents

Include Hostname in Container name

The container agent plugins for Docker and Podman should have a configurable option to include the hostname in the container name for the piggyback data sections. ...
Suggested by: Robert Sander (06 Feb) Upvoted: 19 Apr Comments: 2
Under consideration Checks&Agents

Make Oracle Locks check much more useful

Currently mk_oracle plugin, section Oracle_Locks has a sql-clause that produces information about session, lock time, SID, machine, serial, process and os user. ...
Suggested by: Mjarl (25 Jan) Upvoted: 19 Apr Comments: 1
Under consideration Checks&Agents

AgentUpdater: Allow waves of updating

In our enviroment we use update waves, to decide if an update is good.
Suggested by: Christian (31 May, '22) Upvoted: 19 Apr Comments: 2
Under consideration Agent Bakery

Support for DUO as 2FA authentication

Please support DUO as second factor to authenticate with Checkmk
Suggested by: Thomas Lippert (13 Feb, '23) Upvoted: 19 Apr Comments: 0
Under consideration Setup

Specify custom s3 endpoint as backup target

It would be great to be able to specify an own s3 endpoint, so the target could be used with self hosted aws compliant s3 storages. See 'endpoint_url' in ...
Suggested by: Christoph (05 Dec, '23) Upvoted: 18 Apr Comments: 0
Under consideration Site management

Agent Bakery: Allow more complex folder structure for custom files

In my installation, I have many custom files. The current flat folder structure makes the management of them complex. Please allow a more complex folder structure for ...
Suggested by: Thomas Lippert (18 Nov, '22) Upvoted: 17 Apr Comments: 0
Under consideration Agent Bakery

Add support for SAML authentication with distributed sites

See ticket: https://forum.checkmk.com/t/saml-authentication-distributed-monitoring/42839
Suggested by: Thomas (02 Jan) Upvoted: 17 Apr Comments: 3
Under consideration User management