Check_MK - The Official Documentation
April 30. 2013
This is the official reference for Check_MK. It is organized as a collection of articles about the various aspects of monitoring with Check_MK. Before reading one the specialized articles you should first start with one of the introductions presented below:
Further reading and more detailed information about all aspects of Check_MK is found here:
The following articles cover advanced topics for those who are familiar with the basic operation of Check_MK:
Developing your own checks and other extensions for Check_MK is not as difficult as you might think. Our documentation for this is not yet complete. But we have already some good articles of how to write and package checks:
Version 1.1.3 of Check_MK introduces Multisite - a new and innovative GUI for viewing Nagios status information and controlling your monitoring system. It is based on MK Livestatus and aims at replacing the Nagios web GUI (also known as "the CGIs"). Multisite supports distributed monitoring in a very efficient way. Read more:
WATO - Check_MK's Web Administration Tool
The version 1.1.9i2 introduces a new application in the increasingly inaccurately named trilogy of components of Check_MK: WATO. WATO is a web based administration tool for Check_MK. It allows you to manage your hosts and services to be monitored and perfectly supports Check_MK's mechanism of inventory to autodetect services to be checked on a host. WATO allows to move a substantial part of the daily workload from the monitoring administrator to his collegues. Read more:
Check_MK Business Intelligence (BI)
Since version 1.1.11i1 Check_MK has a very interesting new addon: Check_MK BI. If you are impatient then you can try out the current versions in our GIT repository, which contains a development preview of BI.
Check_MK Event Console
NEW The Check_MK familiy has grown! The new Check_MK Event Console supports event based monitoring with event correlation, aggregation and many other useful features.
MK Livestatus and Livecheck
MK Livestatus The fastest and easiest way of accessing status and historic data in Nagios and Icinga. It is now the default access method for NagVis, Check_MK Multisite and many other popular addons.