Icinga Alternative: Try Out Top-Rated IT Monitoring

Start your unlimited 30-day Checkmk trial and switch smoothly from Icinga. Gain a complete view of your entire IT infrastructure: from public cloud providers, to your data centers, across servers, networks, containers, and more. Try out a state-of-the-art monitoring platform - Checkmk - voted G2 Momentum Leader in IT infrastructure monitoring.

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Checkmk vs Icinga

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Start your Checkmk trial to explore its range of monitoring capabilities

CheckStraightforward trial experience. No credit card required. No upfront commitment. Just download and start using the software.
Automated deployment. Leave network service discovery and monitoring environment configuration to Checkmk. Just focus on running your infrastructure at peak performance.
CheckEasy migration after the trial. Keep your configuration regardless of the Checkmk edition you choose to use – licensed or open source.
CheckTransparent pricing with no hidden costs. You only pay for the services you need to monitor. With Checkmk, you can monitor up to 750 services at no cost.

Trusted and loved by

  • Adobe
  • Cisco
  • Fujitsu
  • Siemens
  • Volkswagen
  • University of Texas
  • Zalando
  • BNP Paribas
  • Fitbit
  • HP

Why choose Checkmk as your Icinga alternative?

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Monitor everything

Monitor your hybrid IT infrastructure out-of-the-box with our leading library of more than 2,000 vendor-maintained monitoring plug-ins

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Highly automated

With its auto-discovery, auto-configuration via a REST API, and built-in agent management, Checkmk takes manual work off your hands

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Massively scalable

Monitor hundreds of thousands of hosts and millions of services across the globe, thanks to a high-performance distributed architecture

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Customize or extend the open source code of Checkmk. Use the Check-API to write your own monitoring plug-ins or extend existing ones

Dynamic dashboards

Flexible, real-time dashboards

Powerful visualizations

Interactive and dynamic visualization options

Infrastructure monitoring

Hosts and Services overviews that enable fast drill downs

Log and event monitoring

Efficient processing and analysis of logs

Availability and SLA reporting

Precise availability and SLA fulfillment reporting

Notifications and alerts

Advanced notification system with many integrations

Simple, flexible configuration

Modern, efficient and automatic configuration system

Monitor everything with 2,000+ vendor-maintained plug-ins

  • Oracle
  • Grafana
  • IBM
  • Azure
  • Dell
  • Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • AWS
  • Cisco
  • VMware
  • Huawei

Why IT professionals choose Checkmk

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Similar to Icinga, but beyond

The state-of-the-art IT monitoring platform from Checkmk

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Future-proof all-in-one monitoring

Monitor all assets in your IT infrastructure. Servers, switches, firewalls, storage, application containers, or cloud – all covered by Checkmk. No matter how your IT environment looks today or whether it changes in the future, all you need to gain control of your entire hybrid IT infrastructure is Checkmk.

Flexible and effortless

Checkmk gives you high flexibility. Monitor your systems with native agents for Linux or Windows, agentless via HTTP or SNMP TCP/UDP, or connect your monitoring via APIs to any application. With the rule-based approach, you can automatically enforce monitoring policies for all devices at a particular location, or any device group.

Automated monitoring

Thanks to automated configuration and monitoring operations via the Checkmk API, a centralized agent management feature, or the dynamic host configuration, Checkmk takes a lot of work off your hands, even when monitoring dynamic environments, such as Docker or Kubernetes.

Smart alerting

Checkmk comes with intelligent notifications to ensure that you don’t get drowned in alerts, and only receive relevant notifications. Benefit from flexible notification and escalation options integrated with popular notification tools such as Slack, PagerDuty, SIGN4L, VictorOps, or Jira.

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In-depth insights with one click

Thanks to over 2,000 vendor-maintained plug-ins, Checkmk automatically detects almost any system and knows which metrics it needs to monitor and with which thresholds. This not only saves you configuration time, but also provides you with in-depth insights into your IT infrastructure based on industry best standards.

Predictive monitoring

Benefit from sophisticated algorithms and adapt your IT infrastructure before new challenges occur: Checkmk provides advanced analytics based on historical data, which allows you to identify trends in your infrastructure or use resource utilization forecasts for capacity management.

Frequently asked questions about the Checkmk trial

Trials of Checkmk are now easier than ever - simply download the latest build of the Checkmk Cloud Edition and start using it. The Checkmk Cloud Edition includes all features of the Enterprise Edition. Features that are exclusive to the Cloud Edition (e.g., cloud dashboards, push agent, etc.) are marked as such in the GUI, so you won’t risk testing anything that won’t be available later on.

The trial expires after 30 days, at which point your site can either be licensed as a paid subscription, or you can continue using it for free for as long as you want. In the free state, your site will be limited to 750 services and one site.

To purchase a Checkmk license, you can either purchase online or request a quote.

The easiest way to get started with a POC is to simply install the Cloud Edition, create a new site and use the 30-day trial period. If you need more than 30 days to build your POC, please contact our sales team who will be able to issue a POC license,

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