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A monitoring tool for networks, servers, applications, cloud and containers
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What is Checkmk?

Checkmk is a comprehensive solution for IT Monitoring of servers, applications, networks, cloud infrastructures (public, private, hybrid), containers, storage, databases and environment sensors.
Checkmk is a tool in the Monitoring Tools category of a tech stack.

Who uses Checkmk?

12 companies reportedly use Checkmk in their tech stacks, including RatePAY GmbH, Statista, and Interhyp AG.

51 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Checkmk.

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Decisions about Checkmk

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose Checkmk in their tech stack.

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I am looking for an easy to set up and use monitoring solution for my servers and network infrastructure. What are the main differences between Checkmk and Zabbix? What would you recommend and why?

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Checkmk's Features

  • State-based monitoring
  • Log- and event-based monitoring
  • Graphing and analytics
  • Customizable GUI
  • Reporting
  • Business Intelligence
  • Hardware and software inventory
  • Notifications and alert handler
  • Rule-based configuration, auto-discovery and agent deployment
  • Scalability
  • User Management with LDAP/Active Directory
  • Predictive Monitoring
  • Capacity Management
  • Single Sign-On
  • Dynamic host configuration

Checkmk Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Checkmk?
Kibana is an open source (Apache Licensed), browser based analytics and search dashboard for Elasticsearch. Kibana is a snap to setup and start using. Kibana strives to be easy to get started with, while also being flexible and powerful, just like Elasticsearch.
Grafana is a general purpose dashboard and graph composer. It's focused on providing rich ways to visualize time series metrics, mainly though graphs but supports other ways to visualize data through a pluggable panel architecture. It currently has rich support for for Graphite, InfluxDB and OpenTSDB. But supports other data sources via plugins.
Prometheus is a systems and service monitoring system. It collects metrics from configured targets at given intervals, evaluates rule expressions, displays the results, and can trigger alerts if some condition is observed to be true.
Nagios is a host/service/network monitoring program written in C and released under the GNU General Public License.
Zabbix is a mature and effortless enterprise-class open source monitoring solution for network monitoring and application monitoring of millions of metrics.
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Checkmk's Followers
90 developers follow Checkmk to keep up with related blogs and decisions.