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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

Improve automatic disk cleanup (e.g. inventory_archive)

Hi, at the weekend it happened again that the filesystem ~/var/check_mk/inventory_archive almost filled up. This happens every now and then and apparently checkmk ...
Suggested by: Christian Friedrich (11 Sep, '23) Upvoted: 13 May Comments: 0
Under consideration Site management

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: 14 May Comments: 10
Under consideration Site management

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: 15 May Comments: 6
Under consideration Site management Usability

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: 13 May Comments: 10
Under consideration Site management

Audit log - show Attributes of delete Object in Details

In the current audit log, no useful information on deleted objects is displayed, the link to the object leads to an error message and the rule number is also of no ...
Suggested by: Lars Sörensen (02 Feb) Upvoted: 17 May Comments: 0
Under consideration Site management Usability

GUI > service or HOST search result > ADD TO Servicegroup or HOSTGROUP

the possibility to assign a result of a service or HOST search to a service or HOST group
Suggested by: Bernd Holzhauer (22 Feb, '23) Upvoted: 13 May Comments: 0
Under consideration Site management Usability

Connection direction between MSP Central Node and Customer Appliances

At the Moment the central system of MSPs is connecting to the customer appliances, which requires DNAT rules to allow the connection from outside to the customer ...
Suggested by: Ralf Schwarzmaier (09 Jun, '22) Upvoted: 24 Apr Comments: 2
Under consideration Site management

MKP: select for witch Site/Customer to activate

In an MSE environment, you usually have different customers who may require different versions or customer-specific MKPs. To ensure that only the relevant MKPs are ...
Suggested by: Lars Sörensen (21 Apr) Upvoted: 21 Apr Comments: 0
Under consideration Site management

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

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

Retention of backups or backup rotate

Please extend the scheduled backup with a feature, which allows a retention of backups or a rotate of backup files(e.g. keep backups for the last 7 days, but remove ...
Suggested by: Thomas Lippert (26 Apr, '22) Upvoted: 05 Apr Comments: 1
Under consideration Site management

Add the ability to restore encrypted backups from the command line.

Hello all, I would like to be able to restore encrypted backups with omd restore via the command line.
Suggested by: Christian Friedrich (27 Jan, '23) Upvoted: 05 Apr Comments: 0
Under consideration Site management

Integrate more parts of CMK in GIT

In the global settings of our CMK site(s) we can activate the Setup GIT integration, which creates a local GIT repo in ~/etc/check_mk/. Besides this we'd like to ...
Suggested by: Marsellus Wallace (24 Jun, '22) Upvoted: 28 Mar Comments: 1
Under consideration Setup Site management

CheckMK in subpath

Hi, it would be nice to be able to expose checkmk behind a reverse proxy in a subpath url. I.e. instead of exposing it in something like `mysite.com/`, expose it ...
Suggested by: Francesco (13 Dec, '23) Upvoted: 13 Mar Comments: 1
Under consideration Site management

Cascading livestatus of several remote sites on a single port

We are asking if possibile in future release to introduce this feature: it's like with cascading livestatus but not quite the same. In shorts we would like to ...
Suggested by: Biagio (06 Jul, '23) Upvoted: 08 Mar Comments: 2
Under consideration Site management

Customize the overview of the administration screens.

It would be nice if you could make the overview of the administration screens such as Check SQL Database, MRPE or Services disabled clearer. If there are many ...
Suggested by: Sascha (22 Dec, '23) Upvoted: 07 Feb Comments: 0

pretty print all configuration files when enabled

When the option "Pretty-Print configuration files" is enabled in the global settings, not all config files are pretty printed after a change. Examples are the ...
Suggested by: Robert Sander (18 Jul, '23) Upvoted: 14 Dec, '23 Comments: 2
Under consideration Site management

Use semantic versions

The de facto standard today. Better sooner than later https://semver.org/ 2.1.0p40 -> wrong 2.1.40 -> correct
Suggested by: Markus (10 May, '23) Upvoted: 13 Dec, '23 Comments: 2
Under consideration Site management

omd backup - add option to exclude monitoring agents (--no-agents)

Within large Checkmk environments and many configurations in the Agent Bakery, it is quite common that the agent directory contains several GB of agent packages, for ...
Suggested by: Hardy Düttmann (11 Oct, '22) Upvoted: 07 Dec, '23 Comments: 2
Under consideration Site management

More High Availability Options and DR

Actually the only supported mechanism for HA is to use Checkmk appliance, that feature works fine but is only supported with Checkmk appliance. I would suggest to ...
Suggested by: Paulo Adriano (13 Jan, '23) Upvoted: 15 Nov, '23 Comments: 3
Under consideration Site management

Better management of CA certs

* Certificates can only be added by having permissions of whole `global settings`. This should be a separat permission. * Certificates don't got an identifier - so ...
Suggested by: Mathias (25 Nov, '22) Upvoted: 09 Nov, '23 Comments: 0
Under consideration Site management

Checkmk Managed Services Edition with Cloud Edition features

I have been testing Cloud Edition Beta and I think it would be a product much more interesting if it could have the same features as Managed Services Edition. I am ...
Suggested by: Ruben (05 May, '23) Upvoted: 31 Oct, '23 Comments: 4
In progress Site management

"cmk -O" and "cmk -U" output without empty lines

Please enhance the output of "cmk -O" and "cmk -U" so that no empty lines are shown, so that the output is more compact and has a better overview.
Suggested by: JPH (16 Aug, '23) Upvoted: 12 Oct, '23 Comments: 0
Under consideration Site management

Delete a host: delete all host files (rules) by using WEB API, GUI, shell or in general

Please enhance the host delete job in general that all files of that host will be deleted. It could be good to have a configuration that some files are still at the ...
Suggested by: JPH (12 Jan, '23) Upvoted: 25 Sep, '23 Comments: 0
Under consideration Site management

Distribute new agent via push method

Currently, the agent needs to talk via 80 or 443 to the remote site which then talks to central site for updates. In our eyes, it would be great, if the central site ...
Suggested by: Robin Kluth (08 Aug, '22) Upvoted: 21 Sep, '23 Comments: 3
Under consideration Site management

Cleanup cache directory on Unix boot

The cache directory should be cleaned at boot time. At least .new files should be removed because they hinder plugins to run again.
Suggested by: Robert Sander (13 Dec, '22) Upvoted: 14 Sep, '23 Comments: 0
Under consideration Site management

Short living container monitoring: Improve disk space cleanup for sites

If a site monitors a huge amount of constantly changing containers, the amount of produced data may become a problem. Container will be added as hosts and cleaned up ...
Suggested by: Marcel Arentz (22 Jul, '22) Upvoted: 12 Sep, '23 Comments: 3
Under consideration Site management

OpenStack Checkmk image

An image for ease of deployment in OpenStack platform.
Suggested by: Wouter (13 Feb, '23) Upvoted: 04 Sep, '23 Comments: 0
Under consideration Site management

Security: Move agent-to-server communication (agent registration and updates) to separate port

At the moment, all agents that utilize Automatic Agent Updates need access to the regular IP address and port of their Checkmk instance in order to register for and ...
Suggested by: P. Wagner (07 Aug, '22) Upvoted: 21 Aug, '23 Comments: 3
Under consideration Agent Bakery Site management

UNRAID Support

Please support a checkmk distro in the UNRAID App Store. I have it working, but since it is not packaged for UNRAID, I am missing a couple of useful capabilities.
Suggested by: Jon Irish (26 Jun, '23) Upvoted: 26 Jun, '23 Comments: 0
Under consideration Site management

Distributed setup: select which parts of ~/local/ folder to synchronize

In distributed setups one usually selects to synchronize "MKP and local files" to remote sites. The generic behavior resulting from this can lead to problems, e.g.: ...
Suggested by: Marsellus Wallace (27 Jun, '22) Upvoted: 11 May, '23 Comments: 1
Under consideration Site management

cmk-update-config - Logging to file

The command cmk-update-config logs errors to STDOUT. To allow for enhanced useability, reportability and so on, a logging to file in addition to the STDOUT should ...
Suggested by: Hambrock, I. (14 Apr, '23) Upvoted: 10 May, '23 Comments: 1
Under consideration Site management

Integrated & automatic Agent Failover from one site to another (backup-) site

Hello, in a distributed setting it is currently the case that if a site fails, all the agents attached to it simply disappear in the master gui. There is no built-in ...
Suggested by: Christian Friedrich (28 Apr, '23) Upvoted: 08 May, '23 Comments: 3
Under consideration Site management

Client Connection Encryption over external Certificates

We have a Company CA, every Host gets a Certificate from this CA. Is it possible to use this already generated Certificates for the Communication. The CMK-Site has ...
Suggested by: Christian (05 May, '22) Upvoted: 02 Dec, '22 Comments: 2
Under consideration Site management