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Checkmk - the software for effective IT monitoring

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  • Monitoring solution
    CheckMK You can spin this up in a docker container. Source: about 1 year ago
  • "All in one monitoring solution"?
    I use CheckMK to do all of this and more, except nutanix. But checkmk also can Monitor nutanix via the "Nutanix Prism" special agent Integration. Source: about 1 year ago
  • Is there an alternative to BI Tools?
    BI machine and NVR report to CheckMK Raw host so it's easy to see historic stats. Source: about 1 year ago
  • Uptime Monitor
    I’m using to monitor stuff and it seems to work great. Lots of built in features and functions and if they don’t have what you need you can also create custom scripts to check and report on anything you can dream up. Runs great in docker (I’m using portainer but will run fine in plain old docker). Source: about 1 year ago
  • Actually usefull or uneccessary? SNMP, AD, Monitoring...
    Have a look at CheckMK open source version is really good, you can spin it up in a docker container and is relatively easy to get some initial monitors going. As to whether it's worthwhile, I guess it depends how much you want to know how you servers are doing and when something goes wrong. Source: about 1 year ago
  • What monitoring system do you use?
    Checkmk I have use the "raw" (free) version and we now use the enterprise version. Both are very capable. Source: over 1 year ago
  • What monitoring tool do you use or recommend?
    For some time, my primary choice is checkmk because:. Source: over 1 year ago
  • Supervising my custom home server
    Most web UIs don't provide this, though there are specialized ones that do. For example scrutiny for drive health. There are also dashboards for this like Uptime Kuma, zabbix, and checkmk. Source: over 1 year ago
  • Show us your BI set up! Here's mine
    BI machine and NVR report to CheckMK Raw host so it's easy to see historic stats. Source: over 1 year ago
  • Logging Software
    For the record we use Checkmk. Which has a community "raw" free unlimited version (which we ran for many years) that does handle the log alerting as I've mentioned. Source: over 1 year ago
  • Pipeline metrics help
    If you already have some form of infrastructure and application monitoring solution, you could monitor data (job status, job duration, etc.) from the key jobs in your existing infrastructure and application monitoring solution. Splunk, Datadog, and several others have existing integrations to Jenkins. I've used the open source in the past. I'm confident that others have used Zabbix or... Source: over 1 year ago
  • Very lightweight monitoring of various Ubuntu/Debian Servers?
    I tried few monitoring systems from PRTG, TIG, Observium, even Uptime Kuma. I end up with checkmk. It's not easy to set up, but once you understand how to do it, things are getting simple. It presents very in-depth information, and helped me find issues I've never expected (e.g. Network interface errors in VM because of wrong driver). It's build on Bash + Python, so writing the own modules or adjusting agent code... Source: over 1 year ago
  • status pages with manual on an off button?
    It's better to use a system like CheckMK (a German company) to monitor and a dashboard to get to your app. The free edition has all the main features, is not limited, and it's really easy to setup with docker.. You can setup multiple dashboards so different users can monitor custom areas. Source: over 1 year ago
  • Proxmox Homeserver
    Depends on which dockers. I tried running a docker instance of CheckMk on an LXC and the outgoing networking stuff didn't work right. Source: over 1 year ago
  • What's a good monitoring tool for small servers like Intel NUC with N3160 processor?
    This is a great tool though probably overkill for your needs Source: over 1 year ago
  • Need Help - Network Monitor & Security
    Hello, and in conjunction to Checkmk for monitoring you can use SIGNL4 to alert you when an issue has been detected. It can even notify you on your phone when there is no (or a slow) Internet connection. Source: almost 2 years ago
  • Log Monitoring/Alerting - Alerts for Common Systems
    We use Checkmk. However, for Window we converted all event messages to come in via the event console (like syslog style, like graylog). From there we have filters that toss a large amount of messages and the rest we bulk up for periodic email (yes, it's that much). This way our Windows admins don't get thousands of alerts and can sift through the myriad of messages and we can create filters and so on. Source: almost 2 years ago
  • Resources for a one-man IT department?
    If you are responsible to keep IT systems and services running you need to know what's going on. And, ideally, you know about issued before your users. So, having some nice monitoring is key. You might want to checkout Checkmk for this. There are several installation options, plenty of material and a super helpful community. And, it fits your budget with a free (yet powerful) version available, too. Source: almost 2 years ago
  • Server Monitoring
    Hello,Why don't you try checkmk?There is also a free version based on a Nagios core (it even runs on the Raspberry pi). There are also Docher images etc. (this is included in checkmk, also in the free version)I also use it to monitor my NAS and a few servers. Checkmk then alerts me via a notefication with... Source: almost 2 years ago
  • 500+ windows server logging
    Yeah, you need to know what you're logging. Do they want something like Grafana? Or are they looking for server monitoring like Nagios or application monitoring like CheckMK? Source: almost 2 years ago
  • Solarwinds "temperature check"
    CheckMK is a great monitoring tool: Source: almost 2 years ago

External sources with reviews and comparisons of Checkmk

The Best Open Source Network Monitoring Tools in 2023
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10 Best Zabbix Alternatives
The Checkmk server can only be deployed on a Linux machine. A basic knowledge of Linux is all you need to get the application up and running. All the software you need is either included in your Linux distribution or in the Checkmk package. It is also possible to run Checkmk as a virtual appliance, a physical appliance, or as a Docker-Container. The agents used by Checkmk to monitor and collect data are supported...
10 Best Open Source Monitoring Software for IT Infrastructure
Flexible monitoring: Over 1,900 official integrations provided ‘out of the box’. Monitor states, metrics, events & logs via Checkmk agents, vendor APIs, SNMP, or any way you prefer
13 Best Nagios Alternatives for Networks, Servers, IT Systems Monitoring
Unlike Solarwinds NPM described above which is focused only on networking, checkmk can monitor a wide range of devices such as servers, network devices, applications etc.
Monit: An easy to use monitoring solution for Linux
Besides Nagios, Icinga and check_mk there are some other, more slimmer tools to monitor servers. Especially if you are a private person and you want to monitor your vServer, Raspberry Pi or whatever, you may want to use a smaller and easier monitoring solution than those big three. This article is about monit. Monit is one of these simple monitoring tool. But just because the configuration is more simple, that...

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