We are pleased that you have found your way to Checkmk.
As a monitoring software, Checkmk offers comprehensive and specialized solutions for dealing with the very diverse environments of IT infrastructures. This inevitably requires a very comprehensive documentation which goes beyond the mere description of the obvious. Our User Guide will help you as much as possible to better understand Checkmk, use Checkmk to implement your requirements, as well as helping you to discover new ways of solving problems.
To make the handling of Checkmk as easy as possible, the articles in this User Guide follow rather unusual approaches in many places. It is almost never a matter of simply copying a prefabricated sequence of individual steps. Rather, it is intended to give you, the reader, a deeper understanding of a feature in Checkmk.
To briefly summarize, our most important premise is that the User Guide should be helpful. And it is most helpful when you can implement our description as a solution for your own problem. Read more…
New to Checkmk?
There's a first time for everything, even with Checkmk. Since you are presented with a large number of options and functions in Checkmk, sometimes it can be difficult to find your way through the first steps.
Nevertheless, to make sure you can start your first Checkmk monitoring quickly and more easily, we have written a Beginner's Guide. This will give you a compact step-by-step introduction to Checkmk, and it is structured in such a way that you can read it quickly from beginning to end and participate right away. Therefore, it is short and concise and does not dwell on unnecessary details. By the end of the Beginner's Guide you will have a functional Checkmk system.
Featured topic: Checkmk extension package
Recently, both the management of Checkmk extension packages (MKPs) has been simplified and their capabilities have been extended. Especially with regard to the update to Checkmk 2.2 in distributed environments, it is now possible to install different versions of the same package. As of Checkmk 2.2, you can then also package dashboards, views and reports as MKPs and distribute them that way.