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Event console to handle JSON input

It would be nice if the event console would accept new line delimited json style input so log relays like logstash, fluentd, etc could send more structured data ...
Suggested by: Andy wettstein (14 Mar) Upvoted: 26 Mar Comments: 0
Under consideration Log monitoring / Event Console

mk_logwatch: support muliline logs

More and more applications write multiline logs and it can happen that the search pattern for relevant log lines is spread over several lines. Therefor ...
Suggested by: Lars Sörensen (09 Aug, '22) Upvoted: 17 Mar Comments: 4

Event Console - Make Rule packs table possible to sort

Right now there is no chance to sort by any of the topics given (State, ID, Title, Customer, Rules, Hits) With more and more Rules implemented you are not getting ...
Suggested by: Daniel Roettgermann (17 Jan) Upvoted: 13 Mar Comments: 0
Under consideration Log monitoring / Event Console

mk_logwatch: Ensure that no events are lost during log rotations.

Please add support for reading from rotating log files. Log files are usually renamed or get a new name when certain criteria are met. Depending on the operating ...
Suggested by: Lars Sörensen (17 Dec, '22) Upvoted: 12 Mar Comments: 1

Logwatch: Windows Event Log: Auto-Remove Log entries after X days

We use the checkmk agent on Windows Server. The agent has the logwatch plugin builtin, to monitor the Windows event logs. That is a good plugin, but it need some ...
Suggested by: Thomas (23 Jan, '23) Upvoted: 11 Mar Comments: 3
Under consideration Log monitoring / Event Console

AWS Cloudwatch Alarms into Event Console

Currently, the AWS CloudWatch Service is a single service. So you only get one notification for the first alert, but not for any further alert as long as the first ...
Suggested by: Fabian (04 May, '22) Upvoted: 01 Mar Comments: 2

EC: Reset Hit Counter per Rule / RulePack

Currently, you can only reset the hit counter for EC rules globally for all EC rules on all sites at once. If you make changes to EC rules or if you want to see if ...
Suggested by: Lars Sörensen (10 Oct, '22) Upvoted: 08 Jan Comments: 0
Under consideration Log monitoring / Event Console

Show Metric for EC Event Check

The EC Event Checks shows the number of matchig Events in the EC. Unfortunately, the count is not shown as a metric or graph. It is not possible to look back and ...
Suggested by: Lars Sörensen (24 Apr, '23) Upvoted: 08 Jan Comments: 0

Add metrics to logwatch and events check

The service checks "Log *" and "Events *" show the number of critical and warn messages in their plugin output. It would be nice to have metrics that record these ...
Suggested by: Robert Sander (29 Jul, '22) Upvoted: 24 Nov, '23 Comments: 0

Clear logwatch logs via WebAPI

In some cases the ability of clearing logs from logwatch in bulk would be useful via WebAPI. The opportunity to delete files on the filesystem is espacially in ...
Suggested by: Tobias Wurzbacher (26 Jan, '23) Upvoted: 19 Oct, '23 Comments: 1

Align behavior for uploaded MIB files in the web frontend and in the local directory structure

During the upload of MIB files on the web frontend, these files are converted to python (and pyc) files. But there is another way to provide MIB files for the event ...
Suggested by: Marcel Arentz (12 Jul, '22) Upvoted: 31 Aug, '23 Comments: 0
Under consideration Log monitoring / Event Console

Windows Eventlog Monitoring including Level ID

At least the Sharepoint event logs have more levels than just info, warning and error according to ...
Suggested by: Robert Sander (21 Apr, '23) Upvoted: 31 Aug, '23 Comments: 0

Event Rule criteria "Host Tags"

In the Event Rule it is possible to set a matching criteria for the host name "Match host". We would appreciate the possibility to use the "host tag" like in the ...
Suggested by: Leandro Zampieri (11 Aug, '23) Upvoted: 25 Aug, '23 Comments: 6
Under consideration Log monitoring / Event Console

Google Cloud: capture log events

As a GCP user, I want to have Checkmk ingesting all log events and allow rules to process them
Suggested by: Thomas Lippert (18 Nov, '22) Upvoted: 19 Jun, '23 Comments: 0

Logwatch: Delete multiple logfiles in one operation

Allow deletion of multiple log files, selected by the user in one delete operation
Suggested by: Thomas Lippert (26 Apr, '22) Upvoted: 09 May, '23 Comments: 1

Make mkeventd able to listen on another port

mkeventd is binding itself on UDP/514 & TCP/514 for receiving syslogs. This value is hard-coded and blocks integration with other syslog daemons. A config file ...
Suggested by: qb (04 Apr, '23) Upvoted: 02 May, '23 Comments: 0
Under consideration Log monitoring / Event Console

Event Console: Suppress notifications in case a service is in downtime

Similar to the rule to suppress a notification in case a host is in downtime, it should also possible to suppress a notification, if a service is in downtime. ...
Suggested by: Thomas Lippert (22 Jul, '22) Upvoted: 14 Apr, '23 Comments: 1