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Werk #7451: Forecasting Graphs

ComponentMetrics System
TitleForecasting Graphs
Date2019-08-12 16:11:42
Checkmk EditionCheckmk Enterprise Edition (CEE)
Checkmk Version1.6.0,1.7.0i1
LevelTrivial Change
ClassNew Feature
CompatibilityCompatible - no manual interaction needed

Out of single metrics it is now possible to calculation a forecast for the future behavior of this metric.

Forecast Graphs in Checkmk implements its time series prediction using Facebook's Prophet tool. This external tool is not packaged inside Checkmk and needs to be installed separately. The following instructions assist on the installation processes and strip unnecessary dependencies. Do the installation on the sites you want to calculate and visualize the forecast. Slave sites which only do monitoring don't need the package.

To install the dependencies run the script in bin/install_fbprophet. This script has additional flags -u if you want to uninstall the dependencies and -h for a help summary.

The install script is available since version 1.6.0p7, earlier versions of Chechmk 1.6 do support Forecast Graph but to install dependencies you would need to download the install script from our online code repository.

The easiest way to use a metric data for Forecast is from the service view under "Service Metrics" to click in the graph icon and select "Use this metric for a forecast graph".