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Werk #10431: New agent rule for Checkmk agent service on Linux

ComponentAgent Bakery
TitleNew agent rule for Checkmk agent service on Linux
Date2019-11-26 16:02:47
Checkmk EditionCheckmk Enterprise Edition (CEE)
Checkmk Version1.7.0i1
LevelTrivial Change
ClassNew Feature
CompatibilityCompatible - no manual interaction needed

It is now possible to choose which, if any, network service should be shipped and installed with a baked Linux Checkmk agent package.

This can be configured with the new agent ruleset "Checkmk agent network service (Linux)"

It is possible to choose between the following services/super servers setups:

  • Ship service files for xinetd and systemd, prefer to activate xinetd service, fallback to systemd if xinetd is not available
  • Ship and activate xinetd service
  • Ship and activate systemd service
  • Don't ship any service files
  • If no rule is configured, the behavior will be identical to the first of the mentioned choices (prefer xinetd, fallback to systemd).

    If the super server(s) of your choice is/are not available at the target system, you will be noticed about this on agent installation.

    The last option (no service) is a reasonable choice if you want to monitor the hosts without the use of a super server, e.g. via SSH.