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Enterprise-grade monitoring for DevOps and IT Operations

Checkmk provides fast and reliable insights across all your container and container orchestration platforms. Get an in-depth view into Docker, native Kubernetes and OpenShift Kubernetes performance and resource usage.

  • Analyze performance and resource usage
  • Detect potential performance issues early on and fix them in real-time
  • Connect container performance insights with other critical IT services' KPIs
  • Get easy visibility via Checkmk’s built-in graphing or its Grafana integration
  • Auto-discover and automatically add / delete containers and pods of only a few seconds life-time
  • Auto-discover and include labels from containers and orchestration platforms
Checkmk container monitoring use cases

Supported container platforms and vendors

  • Kubernetes container monitoring
  • Docker container monitoring
  • LXC container monitoring
  • Openshift container monitoring

Enterprise-grade IT monitoring for containerized applications

Your IT environment is constantly evolving and so is Checkmk. Combine the monitoring of more static on-premise infrastructure for server, networks and applications with the monitoring of the new, dynamic, and often cloud-based IT stacks – all in one place.

Checkmk enables you to keep track of your container environments in real-time and at scale:

  • Get all the relevant data, both in centralized and highly distributed environments
  • Combine metrics measurements, status-based monitoring and event-analysis in one place
  • Address performance issues quickly by setting up custom alerts and rules
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Monitor your Kubernetes, Docker and LXC containers with Checkmk

One monitoring

Get rid of monitoring tool fragmentation. Checkmk can monitor all of your infrastructure and applications in a single place.

Unified insights

Benefit from the unique combination of metrics, events, and status-based monitoring to identify problems and solve root causes early on.

Dynamic alerting

Send proactive and dynamic alerts to your standard communications and ITSM tools, such as Slack, PagerDuty or ServiceNow.

Monitor dynamic Docker environments

Easily track Docker containers and gain fully visibility into their real-time status and performance across Docker environments.

Leverage the new Docker monitoring plugin (mk_docker.py) using Docker's Python-API to:

  • Analyze Docker nodes, containers, and images and get detailed information about critical resource and performance metrics
  • Build custom dashboards or use the Grafana integration to visualize key insights quickly
  • Use root-cause analysis to reduce costly false alarms and address complex Docker problems
  • Use historical data to understand how the changes in Docker topology, status and attributes impact system performance

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Kubernetes monitoring with Checkmk

Checkmk provides deep insights into your dynamic environments to ensure that everything is working as planned.

  • Monitor namespaces, nodes, clusters and persistent volumes
  • Monitor application-specific data (pods, deployments, services)
  • Increase resource utilization efficiency with real-time monitoring
  • Schedule and manage alerts across all Kubernetes clusters
  • Leverage support for Prometheus adapters for your monitoring
  • Create "real" application views through Business Intelligence (BI) aggregations
  • Monitor your Openshift environment beyond the current Kubernetes focus

Kubernetes monitoring guide


With Checkmk we have visibility and insight into the systems and applications that power our business. We know the lifecycle and usage patterns of our systems thanks to Checkmk and this is really a powerful feature when making important business decisions regarding these systems.

We do not have to do guess work, it is a matter of pulling up the right view or generating the report and looking at the details..

Marius P. - CEO

Avoids most of the headaches you get with the heavyweight solutions, that spend most of the time pumping monitoring data through a classical SQL database.

It monitors eveything from network equipment, Power supply, Hardware, OS, virtualisation technology, databases, storage systems, backup and even modern stacks like docker. Also helps with automated SLA reports und software/hardware inventory.

Great value for your money, there is also a community edition for tight budgets.

Roland S. - Head of Datacenter Ops

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  • Airbus Defence and Space
  • DB Schenker
  • Groupon
  • Vodafone

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Download the latest version of Checkmk Enterprise Free Edition today and see it in action.