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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: 17 May Comments: 19
Under consideration Checks&Agents Notifications Setup

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: 03 May Comments: 0
Under consideration Notifications

Valid user mention in Slack notifications

At the moment Slack notifications do not properly mention users. The idea is to add "Slack ID" field (similar to existing "Pager address") in users configuration ...
Suggested by: AlexB (29 Apr) Upvoted: 17 May Comments: 0
Under consideration Notifications

Notification statistics Dashboard

* who got notified how often and when (heatmap with hour of day) * filter by notifications contcact and then get a histogram of number of notifications ( e.g. to ...
Suggested by: Mimimi (04 May, '22) Upvoted: 13 May Comments: 2
Under consideration Notifications

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: 13 May 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: 13 May Comments: 3
Under consideration Notifications

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: 08 May Comments: 0
Under consideration Notifications Usability

Update "Integrate Opsgenie with Checkmk" on Opsgenie for API V2 Alerts

The Opsgenie Notification Plugin from Trieb29 uses the Opsgenie Alert API V2. Unfortunately, the existing CheckMK API integration in Opsgenie only supports events ...
Suggested by: Lars Sörensen (29 Aug, '22) Upvoted: 03 May Comments: 0
Under consideration Notifications

Host Tag & Label Updates to Email Notifications

I appreciate that within the Setup view of a host, I can visually see of my Host Tags with both the TagGroupID:TagID easily visible. With the "Tags of Host" option ...
Suggested by: Elli Rothenberg (03 Oct, '22) Upvoted: 17 May Comments: 2
Under consideration Notifications

Make Customer macros available in notifications

This request is applicable for the Managed Services edition. It would be useful to add an option for customers, which would allow to make customer macros available ...
Suggested by: Nicolas (05 Sep, '23) Upvoted: 17 May Comments: 0
Under consideration Notifications

Opsgenie Notification: add more event types

The Opsgenie Notification Plugin currently only supports sending OK, WARN, CRIT events. For all other event types the message "not supported" appears. Please ...
Suggested by: Lars Sörensen (14 Jun, '23) Upvoted: 17 May Comments: 0
Under consideration Notifications

Delay Notification for different states

It would be nice to set different times for different states. As an example: Delay 15m for warning state and 5min for critical state.
Suggested by: uncreative (27 Jul, '23) Upvoted: 16 May Comments: 2
Under consideration Notifications

better ServiceNow Incident Plugin

We use Rest API to create incidents. We noticed that Checkmk offers a Plugin for ServiceNow Incidents,BUT we couldn´t find fields like "Assignment Group" ...
Suggested by: Martin Fallant (02 Jan, '23) Upvoted: 13 May Comments: 1
Under consideration Notifications

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: 04 May Comments: 1
Under consideration Notifications

Send Email Notifications with Amazon SES

Provide a new notification script, which sends email notifications via Amazon SES. This makes the setup of Checkmk easier, as it requires only a https connection ...
Suggested by: Thomas Lippert (16 Oct, '22) Upvoted: 26 Apr Comments: 3
Under consideration Notifications

Add a generic plugin for sending notifications to a Rest-API endpoint.

Most notification tools support a REST-API endpoints to submit a notification. As these APIs provide a structured way to post information, a generic notification ...
Suggested by: Marcel Arentz (19 Jun, '22) Upvoted: 22 Apr Comments: 1
Under consideration Notifications RestAPI

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

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

Effective Notification Rules of Host

Just like effective rules of host, there should be a feature that shows effective notifications of host. This would be a helpful tool to clean up notifications or ...
Suggested by: Patrick Apodaca (16 Apr) Upvoted: 16 Apr Comments: 1
Under consideration Notifications

Flexible Time Periods for Custom Monitoring

An idea for a feature that would make monitoring with CheckMK even more flexible and adaptable. Currently, CheckMK allows monitoring of time periods such as same ...
Suggested by: Sascha (16 Apr) Upvoted: 16 Apr Comments: 0
Under consideration Notifications

Add time period configuration for delayed notifications & maximum number of check attempts for host

Add time period configuration for delayed notifications & maximum number of check attempts for hosts and services to adjust the sensitivity of the notifications > ...
Suggested by: Nicola (16 Nov, '23) Upvoted: 09 Apr Comments: 0
Under consideration Notifications

Use Custom User Attributes for MS Teams notifications

The notification plugin for MS Teams should have the possibility (similar to the Jira notification plugin) to use custom user attributes for e.g. the webhook URL. ...
Suggested by: Robert Sander (07 Mar) Upvoted: 28 Mar Comments: 0
Under consideration Notifications

Notifications via Google chat

With the increased usage of Google workspaces, the common communicator across many organizations nowadays is Google chat. There is no straight forward integration for ...
Suggested by: Mohazin khan (19 Mar) Upvoted: 19 Mar Comments: 0
Under consideration Notifications

Allow IPv6 address in Notification spooler configuration

Hello, Please add IPv6 support option in Notification spooler configuration.
Suggested by: Jagadish Kata (21 Jan) Upvoted: 13 Mar Comments: 0
Under consideration Notifications

Add "backup sms gateway" option in Rule "Parameters for SMS (using modem API)"

Various of our customers are using *two* Teltonica SMS gateways (in separated data centers). It would be nice to extend the mentioned rule with an optional option to ...
Suggested by: Ralf Mellis (14 Feb) Upvoted: 12 Mar Comments: 0
Under consideration Notifications

BI: Get detailed info in notifications

It would be nice to get detailed info in notifications based on a bi aggregation. For example: If the BI aggregation “Mail” gets critical and the user gets a ...
Suggested by: Thomas Lippert (28 Jun, '22) Upvoted: 28 Feb Comments: 1
Under consideration BI Notifications

Add bulking for Teams notifications

Currently the notification script Microsoft Teams does not allow bulking.
Suggested by: Nicola (15 Nov, '23) Upvoted: 07 Feb Comments: 0
Under consideration Notifications

SMS SMPP client

I think beneficial will be to add SMPP client to create direct connectivity for SMS notifications. https://github.com/python-smpplib/python-smpplib
Suggested by: volga629 (09 Jan) Upvoted: 07 Feb Comments: 0
Under consideration Notifications

auto-acknowledge alert if notification is successful

We use the checkmk native Opsgenie plugin. This plugin is only one-way into Opsgenie. There isn't a way for Opsgenie to ACK the alert. It would be nice if I ...
Suggested by: Jesse Johnson (09 Dec, '22) Upvoted: 03 Feb Comments: 3
Under consideration Notifications

Display labels in notification email

We would like to be able to reference a host label's value using the $someHostLabelKeyHere$ substitution approach similar to how we are able to reference ...
Suggested by: Thomas Lippert (16 May, '22) Upvoted: 15 Jan Comments: 3
Under consideration Notifications

Notification or state Stale services

Is it possible to add some functionality that you can be notified when services became stale? Now when multiple services became stale there is no service state or ...
Suggested by: Ramon (06 Jun, '23) Upvoted: 08 Jan Comments: 0
Under consideration Checks&Agents Notifications

Delay host and service notifications for newly added hosts

we use scaling plans for non persistent terminal servers, which means servers are turned on or off based on the workload, and we can't set static downtimes for these ...
Suggested by: NicolaD (21 Sep, '23) Upvoted: 13 Oct, '23 Comments: 3
Under consideration Notifications

Easier way to customize the css/html of notification emails

Using templates instead of css and html hardcoded inside the email notification script would allow easier changes to the look and feel of the emails. For exemple, ...
Suggested by: Geof (21 Sep, '22) Upvoted: 18 Sep, '23 Comments: 0
Under consideration Notifications

Integrate "ntfy" for push notifications in RAW Edition

https://ntfy.sh/ - Send push notifications to your phone or desktop via PUT/POST ntfy (pronounce: notify) is a simple HTTP-based pub-sub notification service. It ...
Suggested by: LTC (07 Oct, '22) Upvoted: 24 Aug, '23 Comments: 1
Under consideration Notifications

Pass Checkmk host tags and labels to Opsgenie

Pass Checkmk host tags and labels to Opsgenie as extra properties when the notification plugin is used
Suggested by: Thomas Lippert (18 May, '22) Upvoted: 17 Aug, '23 Comments: 1
Under consideration Notifications

Zoom Integration for Notifications

Please bring the Feature to integrate zoom for getting notification alerts.
Suggested by: Arpit Madaan (27 Jul, '23) Upvoted: 27 Jul, '23 Comments: 1
Under consideration Notifications

Notification: Allow to specify assignee or component used during Jira issue creation

There should be the possibility in the notification rules using plugin "jira_issues" to specify the assignee or component to be used for issue creation.
Suggested by: Martin Adamiak (05 Jul, '23) Upvoted: 17 Jul, '23 Comments: 0
Under consideration Notifications

Notifications: Add the condition "Match service details" (former "long output")

The possibility to display additional output data of a service in a multi line column is used much more in most recent versions of Checkmk. This column is called ...
Suggested by: Marcel Arentz (22 Jul, '22) Upvoted: 27 Jun, '23 Comments: 3
Under consideration Notifications

Allow notifications without a user context

Currently, each notification is expecting a user context. This is either given by a contact group and its members or through a specific assignment of a user/an email ...
Suggested by: Marcel Arentz (22 Jul, '22) Upvoted: 18 Jun, '23 Comments: 0
Under consideration Notifications

SNMP Variables in Notifications

it would be helpfull, if fields like "snmp info" could be used in notification scripts https://forum.checkmk.com/t/snmp-variables-in-notifications/31005
Suggested by: Dennis Suhl (24 Apr, '23) Upvoted: 13 Jun, '23 Comments: 0
Under consideration Notifications

Restrict the permission to create notifications on specific folders

It should be possible to create notifications only for hosts located in folders to which the user is also authorized. In other words, it should not only be possible ...
Suggested by: Hardy (20 May, '22) Upvoted: 27 Apr, '23 Comments: 1
Under consideration Notifications User management

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

Recurring alert handler execution during host/service problems

Today, Checkmk alerts only for state changes. It would be nice, if some states create a recurring alert as long as an issue persists. Is it possible to have a rule ...
Suggested by: Thomas Lippert (22 Jun, '22) Upvoted: 07 Jan, '23 Comments: 1
Under consideration Integrations Notifications

Notifications: Show per service each notification rule definition with all parameters for all users

Our customers ask every week what are the notification definitions for service x or y. Hence it would be perfect if the user is able to see the notification ...
Suggested by: JPH (02 Sep, '22) Upvoted: 07 Jan, '23 Comments: 0
Under consideration Notifications

Send notification summary for hosts as notification

As an admin, I would like to see a summary of all services of a host which has triggered a notification like this: ------ Time stamp Servername, IP, Servicename ...
Suggested by: Thomas Lippert (24 Jun, '22) Upvoted: 30 Jun, '22 Comments: 0
Under consideration Notifications