Check_MK - The Official Documentation
April 19. 2014
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 using Check_MK, you need to install it. Here you can find all the information to decide on the installation method and to actually carry out the installation.
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:
Check_MK Multisite is a modern, fast and flexible web based GUI for viewing and browsing your current monitoring status. It is based on MK Livestatus and supports distributed monitoring in a very efficient way. Read more:
WATO - Check_MK's Web Administration Tool - allows a completely web based configuration of your monitoring. Even for masters of the command line WATO has advantages: it allows you to move a part of your daily workload to your collegues. Read more:
Business Intelligence (BI)
Check_MK BI gives you an overview of the summary state of complex applications by aggregating the states of hosts and services in very flexible ways.
The Event Console
The Check_MK Event Console supports event based monitoring with event correlation, aggregation and many other useful features. It can natively process message from syslog, SNMP TRAPs, log files, windows event logs and custom message sources.
Version 1.2.6 of Check_MK will bring a completely new component for inventorizing hardware and software data from your hosts. No additional agent is needed and setting it up is ridiculously simple:
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:
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.