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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.

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".

Checkmk 1.7 and onwards. Forecasting engine is native to Checkmk refer to werk 10767. There are no external dependencies needed. The script bin/install_fbprophet can only uninstall the dependencies installed in previous versions.

Checkmk 1.6. Forecasting engine is Facebook's Prophet. This external tool is not packaged inside Checkmk and needs to be installed separately. Do the installation on the sites you want to calculate and visualize the forecasts. 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 Graphs. However, to install dependencies you need to download the install script from our online code repository in the 1.6.0 branch.