Enter your own Checkmk ideas or vote for existing ones

In order to continually improve Checkmk, we're looking for your ideas. They provide valuable input to our roadmap discussions and allow us to contact you directly for more in-depth discussions or during development. A few tips:

Further information can be found in this guide. If you have any questions, please send an email to feedback@checkmk.com.

Cluster-IP for outgoing appliance traffic

For incoming traffic to an appliance cluster you can use the cluster ip (e.g. traps), but for outgoing traffic the active node ip address is used. This is annoying ...
Suggested by: Dennis (05 Dec, '23) Upvoted: 17 May Comments: 1
Under consideration Appliance

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

REST API for the checkmk Appliance

It would be awesome, if all configuration options of the checkmk Appliance and additionally checkmk updates / installs were configurable with a rest api for easier ...
Suggested by: Andre Eckstein (29 Jun, '22) Upvoted: 12 Feb Comments: 0
Under consideration Appliance

Delivering jq within the firmware of the appliance

It would be handy to have jq on the appliances to print the bigger json files.
Suggested by: Marcus Klein (05 May, '22) Upvoted: 04 Feb Comments: 6
Under consideration Appliance

Replay: Make 'omd cleanup' available on Checkmk appliance

Checkmk appliances allow a very intuitive management of Checkmk-versions. Versions can be uploaded via the webinterface or background automation (although this ...
Suggested by: Ingo Hambrock (24 Oct, '23) Upvoted: 19 Dec, '23 Comments: 0
Under consideration Appliance

Ansible support for the checkmk appliance

It would be great to have "official" Ansible scripts to manage setup and deployment of the checkmk appliance and checkmk instances
Suggested by: Andre Eckstein (29 Jun, '22) Upvoted: 03 Nov, '23 Comments: 2
Under consideration Appliance

Add logging of client IP in appliance even if the appliance is behind a load balancer

To investigate problems of users, it is necessary to log information about the client IP address. This becomes a problem as the configuration of the internal web ...
Suggested by: Marcel Arentz (13 Jul, '22) Upvoted: 17 Oct, '23 Comments: 0
Planned Appliance

Ability to Upload Firmware Updates to the Appliance before Stopping Sites

I would like to be able to Upload the Firmware Updates to the Appliance before Stopping the sites, because we have locations with really slow Internet ...
Suggested by: Florian Krieger (20 Jul, '22) Upvoted: 31 Aug, '23 Comments: 0
Under consideration Appliance

Firmware and Checkmk Version Upload and Upgrade via Commandline

I wand to upgrae my Appliances via commandline to reduce the uploading time. i need only one transer then to the customer site via WAN. Internal scp onsite is more ...
Suggested by: Gerald Amrhein (23 Jun, '23) Upvoted: 31 Aug, '23 Comments: 0
Under consideration Appliance

Appliance: Support certificate upload in appliance

Support the upload and usage of customer certificates on the appliance to have a TLS 1.2 secured email transport
Suggested by: Thomas Lippert (24 May, '22) Upvoted: 21 Aug, '23 Comments: 0
Under consideration Appliance

(Virtual) Appliance WebGUI Agent TLS / Backery Configuration

Register Appliance Agents via WebGUI for Agent Backery and TLS Communication
Suggested by: Jan (08 Dec, '22) Upvoted: 06 Jul, '23 Comments: 0
Under consideration Appliance

appliance ssh management

Hallo, I ve to configure a ssh based check. https://github.com/righter83/checkmk-synology-activebackup The appliance has no option to configue ssh-keys using the ...
Suggested by: Ralf Prengel (04 Nov, '22) Upvoted: 04 Jul, '23 Comments: 0
Under consideration Appliance

Appliance preload Firmware and Checkmk Version for less Datavolume

i believe, that the Update via Commandline eill not be realised :-( Maybe this idea finds aome aproach. Upload the Update firmware and version Files to the ...
Suggested by: Gerald Amrhein (30 Jun, '23) Upvoted: 30 Jun, '23 Comments: 0
Under consideration Appliance

Autoupdate MSPs customers appliances to same Version as the MSP is running on central System

At the moment the MSPs have to update the appliances on the Customer side manually. This is kind of a nightmare and wasting a lot of time. The Appliances should do ...
Suggested by: Ralf Schwarzmaier (09 Jun, '22) Upvoted: 27 Jun, '23 Comments: 2
Under consideration Appliance

Add central administration option to the appliance webconf

Atm the situation does not allow central administration of appliances (virt/rack). If you happen to have a config change, you need to address every appliance ...
Suggested by: thomml (22 Aug, '22) Upvoted: 21 Jun, '23 Comments: 0
Under consideration Appliance

Full IPv6 support for the appliance

Suggested by: Thomas Lippert (08 May, '22) Upvoted: 13 Jun, '23 Comments: 0
Under consideration Appliance

Appliance: Option to change keyboard layout of Appliance console

The Checkmk Appliance console should offer an option to change the keyboard layout. This would make it easier to enter and re-enter passwords with special characters ...
Suggested by: Niklas Pulina (11 May, '23) Upvoted: 11 May, '23 Comments: 0
Under consideration Appliance

Extend the logging of nullmailer in appliance

If a mail is sent to a smtp server, the logs just save the information of the destination server, the internal ID of the mail and delivery status. Usually it is also ...
Suggested by: Marcel Arentz (13 Jul, '22) Upvoted: 28 Jul, '22 Comments: 1
Planned Appliance