System Monitoring with Check_MK - Part 2: Advanced Topics

Check_MK-Schulung Advanced Topics

Have you attended our first course System Monitoring with Check_MK - Part 1: Basics already, or have comparable knowledge through practical experience? Then the second part of our Check_MK training is just right for you! Our 5 day advanced training will introduce you to many exciting topics around monitoring with Check_MK and beyond. We also share best practices and advanced methods - such as Check_MK on the command line. We use OMD - the Open Monitoring Distribution as a platform. OMD simplifies installation and updates of the entire monitoring ecosystem greatly and offers further advantages such as professional, globally standardized system integration and multi-instance capabilities. An important part concerns the architecture of the monitoring system. Here we discuss distributed monitoring - installations with more than one monitoring server. We show you how you can build a central configuration with WATO, how to monitor security areas (eg. DMZ, internet servers) safely, and discuss advantages and disadvanages of the possible architectures. As well as the established Check_MK Event Console, we present new topics such as reporting and hardware/software inventory. Remark: If you do not yet have practical experience with Check_MK, our basic training System Monitoring with Check_MK - Part 1: Basics is better suited for you.

Kursinhalte

OMD - The Open Monitoring Distribution
omd diff
Backup with omd backup and omd restore
Check_MK on the command line
Working with the cmk command
Overview of the file system - what is stored where
Editing config files by hand
Reading log files
Advanced features of Check_MK
Simulating complex environments on a test system
Monitoring clusters with and without a service IP address
Manage hosts automatically with the WATO web API
Installing and configuring agents manually
Fetching cache files
The Check_MK Micro Core
Architecture and advantages of the CMC
Differences when changing the monitoring core
Architecture of distributed monitoring
Distributed monitoring with Livestatus
LQL = Livestatus Query Language
The Livestatus Proxy Daemon
Central configuration management with WATO
BI - Business Intelligence
Representing business processes with Check_MK BI
Rules that discover applications automatically
BI in distributed monitoring
Turning BI aggregations into 'normal' checks
The Event Console
Difference between states and events
Setup and configuration of the Event Console
Connecting Syslog, SNMP Traps and log files
Structure and features of event rules
How to respond to events from an operating perspective
Automatic an manual triggering of actions
The Event Console in distributed monitoring
Reporting
Availability evaluation with Check_MK
Introduction to the Check_MK reporting module
Using instant reports
Creating custom reports
Static page elements such as logos, page numbers etc.
Views, PNPGraphs and availability tables
Hardware-/Software inventory
Extending the Check_MK agent with the inventory plugin
How Check_MK collects information about hardware and software from hosts
Representing inventory data tree-like and in table form
Exporting data to other systems
User management via LDAP
Introduction to the LDAP module
Connecting Active Directory and OpenLDAP
Mapping LDAP gropus to contact groups and roles
Mapping of other attributes
search filters
Monitoring in practice
Monitoring ORACLE
Monitoring ESX
Extending Check_MK
Short introduction to developing custom checks
Inventory plugins
Writing custom notification scripts

  • auf Englisch
  • für 5 Tage
  • ab 3 Teilnehmern
  • €2.356,20 (inkl. Mwst.)
  • für Check_MK-Administrators
  • Voraussetzungen: Knowledge from part 1 or comparable Basics knowledge of the Linux command line