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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Crash Report: Add Filter the the Crash Report overview

As of now you can't use any Filter in the Cresh report view. You can't quickly see on which sites a particular crash has occurred, how often a particular crash ...
Suggested by: Lars Sörensen (02 Dec, '23) Upvoted: 17 Apr Comments: 1
Under consideration Usability

Make 'pending baking' more visible

'Pending changes' ist quite good visible, pending baking and signing is not, thus can easily be forgotten.
Suggested by: Dennis Ehmer (28 Apr, '22) Upvoted: 17 Apr Comments: 0
Under consideration Usability

Create hosts in bulk via API without failing if some of the hosts do not meet requirements

When using the Checkmk Rest API to create hosts in bulk, if one host does not meet requirements, the entire list of hosts fails. For example, if one host already ...
Suggested by: Adrian Guta (10 Apr) Upvoted: 15 Apr Comments: 0
Under consideration RestAPI 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: 09 Apr Comments: 0
Under consideration Site management Usability

Open new Tab with/without enabled Navigation

When opening a link in a new tab on a page with navigation enabled, the navigation in the new tab is always disabled. It would be nice if the page in the new tab ...
Suggested by: Lars Sörensen (06 May, '22) Upvoted: 05 Apr Comments: 1
Under consideration Usability

Clone Folders

It would be great if it would be possible to clone a complete subfolder tree including all assigned tags/labels but obviously without hosts. This way it would be ...
Suggested by: Andre Eckstein (04 Sep, '23) Upvoted: 19 Apr Comments: 0
Under consideration Usability

Force host-tag selection

I'd like to get the option of forcing our users to select a specific host-tag when trying to create a host. This is useful in environments which for example define ...
Suggested by: Kean (22 Nov, '23) Upvoted: 19 Apr Comments: 0
Under consideration Setup Usability

Improve the visual differentiation and testability for Regex/Globbing filter fields

It would be helpful if filter fields for regex expressions and globbing parameters were visually different an/or had the possibility to test the entered ...
Suggested by: Simon Meggle (01 Jun, '22) Upvoted: 19 Apr Comments: 0
Under consideration Usability

pause/resume page refresh with a klick on the page refresh circle.

In older versions of CMK, you could easily change the automatic page refresh interval with the mouse wheel if needed. Starting with version 2.0, you must first ...
Suggested by: Lars Sörensen (13 Oct, '22) Upvoted: 12 Apr Comments: 1
Under consideration Usability

Better naming for helper processes

# Settings: Maximum concurrent active checks Maximum concurrent Checkmk fetchers Maximum concurrent Checkmk checkers # Graphs: Checkmk helper usage Fetcher ...
Suggested by: Mathias (10 Nov, '22) Upvoted: 12 Apr Comments: 0
Under consideration Usability

Eigenen Username wieder prominent anzeigen

Hallo Team, früher pre 2.0: oben rechts stand immer der aktuelle User, den man benutzte jetzt 2.0.0p29: keine Anzeige Für einen Admin wie mich, der ...
Suggested by: Stefan Preis (25 Nov, '22) Upvoted: 12 Apr Comments: 1
Under consideration Usability

Show column header once at top and option to fix

When scrolling in views it would be nice that the headers can get fixed and only the rows are moving.
Suggested by: Mathias (09 Dec, '22) Upvoted: 12 Apr Comments: 3

GUI: User Comment field for all configuration views and rules, etc.

Please implement in all configuration views and rules, etc. the comment part, so that we are able to comment all changes. All Changes we made are important for ...
Suggested by: JPH (25 Aug, '23) Upvoted: 12 Apr Comments: 0
Under consideration Dashboards & Views Usability

Show agent receiver port in Web-GUI

Currently the configured agent receiver port (8000 ff) for the site is only visible on the command line (omd config show or an API request). It would be good to ...
Suggested by: Robert Sander (14 Dec, '23) Upvoted: 12 Apr Comments: 0
Under consideration Setup Usability

Renaming a service should include moving perfdata

There are multiple reasons why a service gets renamed: Either because tribe29 changed the way the service name gets generated (mostly to make it more defined, ie ...
Suggested by: Christian (14 Jun, '22) Upvoted: 09 Apr Comments: 3
Under consideration Graphing Usability

option to select labels in a view

Hallo, it would be helpful to select only some lables in a view. Actually all labels are show for every host. The usecase here is that I m using a tag to define the ...
Suggested by: Ralf Prengel (02 Oct, '23) Upvoted: 09 Apr Comments: 2
Under consideration Dashboards & Views Usability

Improve Report Scheduling Options

similar to idea https://ideas.checkmk.com/suggestions/463158/same-report-scheduler-and-recurring-downtimes-options We have a client who requires a 6 monthly report ...
Suggested by: Les Stott (17 Jan) Upvoted: 08 Apr Comments: 0
Under consideration Reporting Usability

Same report scheduler and recurring downtimes options

To automate reporting after recurring downtime of hosts / services it would be nice to have the same schedule possibilities in report scheduler and recurring ...
Suggested by: Jan (30 Jun, '23) Upvoted: 08 Apr Comments: 1
Under consideration Reporting Usability

Mass editing of User attributes

If you have to add/change/remove attributes for a group of users, it can quickly become very time-consuming. It would be very helpful if you could search for users ...
Suggested by: Lars Sörensen (16 Mar, '23) Upvoted: 08 Apr Comments: 1
Under consideration Usability User management

New custom theme, canvas graphs: foreground color or light/dark setting

If you make a custom theme, performance graphs get the foreground color default set to the light theme facelift, which makes the text in the canvas black. When your ...
Suggested by: Yggy (08 Aug, '23) Upvoted: 05 Apr Comments: 0
Under consideration Graphing Usability

Move multiple rules to another folder

Currently, if I have to move a rule, I have to edit each rule and select a new folder. Can we make this operation simpler: - Enable the checkbox at the beginning to ...
Suggested by: Thomas Lippert (22 May, '22) Upvoted: 05 Apr Comments: 10
Under consideration Usability

With pending changes, allow to activate / discard a selection

When there are changes, now I only have the option to either activate or discard them all. Even if there are changes by another user. It would be nice if I could ...
Suggested by: Louis Wevers (19 May, '22) Upvoted: 05 Apr Comments: 1
Under consideration Usability

Renaming of folders should rename the internal folder names too

When renaming a folder in WATO the "old" internal name remains. This leads to problems when accessing devices to folders in background programs.
Suggested by: Ralf Spenner (13 Sep, '22) Upvoted: 05 Apr Comments: 0
Under consideration Usability

Availability Timeline - Improvements

We stumbled across some parts of the Availability Timeline, which can get very time consuming / annoying and can be easily improved to make it more useable, get ...
Suggested by: Daniel Roettgermann (27 Jun, '22) Upvoted: 05 Apr Comments: 3
Under consideration Usability

Downtime: Log user cancelling a downtime

Setting a downtime will be logged with the user, but cancelling it not. Please make this consistent
Suggested by: Thomas Lippert (02 May, '22) Upvoted: 05 Apr Comments: 1
Under consideration Usability

Easy rename hosts

Renaming hosts is a technically complex task. It involves a core restart and often fails on large deployments due to Checkmk having to search through all logs and ...
Suggested by: Ian Barry (23 Jun, '22) Upvoted: 30 Mar Comments: 2
Under consideration Usability

Additional information in case of failed updates

Update fail with the error below. More informations how to solve this problem in the message would be helpful. Fehler während des Updates: OMD-Befehl omd -f -V ...
Suggested by: Ralf Prengel (16 Apr) Upvoted: 16 Apr Comments: 1
Under consideration Usability

simple host down don t do anything switch would be helpful (especially for beginners)

Hallo, monitoring only temporarily active sytems like some NAS-Storages etc. causes alerts. A simple switch in the host configuration "host down do nothing" would ...
Suggested by: Ralf Prengel (04 Apr) Upvoted: 04 Apr Comments: 0
Under consideration Usability

CME: Enable All Disable all for customers, like the Site status has

In Distributed Monitoring setup you have the option below the sites to Enable All and Disable all, so you don't have to manually enable/disable each site if you want ...
Suggested by: Erik (03 Apr) Upvoted: 03 Apr Comments: 0
Under consideration Setup Usability

Make a Column in Views that Displays the Value of a single Label

Currently ist only possible to view all labels of a Host/Service, it would be nice to select a label-key and the values of that key become visible in the column.
Suggested by: Christian (18 May, '22) Upvoted: 21 Mar Comments: 0
Under consideration Dashboards & Views Usability

Add "Topic" to "Host groups" and "Servic groups" sidebar element

If you have a large number of host and/or server groups, the list in the corresponding sidebar element can become very unmanageable. It would make navigation much ...
Suggested by: Lars Sörensen (19 Jan) Upvoted: 19 Mar Comments: 0
Under consideration Usability

Add a Filter to the Edit Service View

For servers with a few thousand services, the "Edit Services" view can quickly become crowded. It would be a great simplification if you could filter the ...
Suggested by: Lars Sörensen (06 May, '22) Upvoted: 17 Mar Comments: 1
Under consideration Usability

Add a Filter to the Ruleset View

In a larger environment you can have quickly a lot of rules. A filter in the Ruleset View to show only the rules that contain a certain string like in the ...
Suggested by: Lars Sörensen (06 May, '22) Upvoted: 17 Mar Comments: 0
Under consideration Usability

Crash Report: Add Delete Button th the Crash Report Detailview

When you open the crash report detail view, you can download and/or submit it, but you cannot delete the report directly if the crash data is no longer needed. ...
Suggested by: Lars Sörensen (02 Dec, '23) Upvoted: 17 Mar Comments: 0
Under consideration Usability

Show only writeable folder on bulk move

When moving multiple hosts all folders are shown in the dropdown for the selection of the destination. When moving a single host only writeable folders are shown ...
Suggested by: Robert Sander (11 Dec, '23) Upvoted: 13 Mar Comments: 0
Under consideration Setup Usability

protect the sidebar against unwanted changes by admin

Hallo, it would be helpful to protect the sidebar against unwanted changes made accidentally. A lock function with an icon to unlock?
Suggested by: Ralf Prengel (24 Jan) Upvoted: 13 Mar Comments: 0
Under consideration Usability

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: 13 Mar Comments: 0
Under consideration Site management Usability

Acknowledge Text Templates

It would be very useful if we can select a predefined text for acknowledging problems instead of typing it every time. The most of the acknowledge texts are the same ...
Suggested by: Chris (10 Feb) Upvoted: 13 Mar Comments: 0
Under consideration Usability

GUI: Show in Service and Host (Cluster) GUI that it is a cluster and not a host

Currently it is not outlined that the presented services or hosts is/are a cluster(s). Please show clearly in the GUI in Service and Host overview that the ...
Suggested by: JPH (09 Aug, '23) Upvoted: 12 Mar Comments: 0
Under consideration Dashboards & Views Usability

Define "contact group" in "LDAP Connection" like roles

Migrated from the forum. Reference: https://forum.checkmk.com/t/define-contact-group-in-ldap-connection/15249 Currently, to associate “contact groups” with LDAP ...
Suggested by: Robin Gierse (22 Dec, '22) Upvoted: 08 Mar Comments: 0
Under consideration Usability User management

Authors column for Downtime history view

This does not seem to be possible right now (either with checkmk 1.6 or 2.0), since “Downtimes” view does show authors, but only for ongoing and future downtimes and ...
Suggested by: Thomas Lippert (29 May, '22) Upvoted: 06 Mar Comments: 0
Under consideration Usability

Virtual Host Trees: allow custom host attributes and/or labels as tree level

Currently, only host tags or folders can be used as tree levels for a virtual host tree. Host tags are of limited use as the require all possible values to be ...
Suggested by: Heavy91 (27 Aug, '23) Upvoted: 29 Feb Comments: 0
Under consideration Dashboards & Views Usability

User Information Popup in the WebGUI

It would be very helpful if it would be possible to inform all users via popup window about upcoming maintenance work or current problems as it is possible for ...
Suggested by: Lars Sörensen (23 Jun, '22) Upvoted: 26 Feb Comments: 5
Under consideration Usability