Get the Checkmk Edition which fits your needs

Jumpstart your monitoring with the Checkmk Raw or Checkmk Enterprise Free.
Benefit from additional features and enterprise-grade support in the Standard and Managed Services Edition.

Checkmk Editions

Checkmk Raw Checkmk Enterprise Checkmk Enterprise Checkmk Enterprise

Free of charge, completely open-source — a comprehensive and flexible IT monitoring system.


Free version of our commercial product limited to one instance and 25 hosts.


More automation, higher dynamics, performance, scalability, and enterprise-grade support.

Managed Services

Special features targeted at firms that want to offer monitoring with Checkmk as a managed service.

Monitoring coverage
1,800+ officially supported plug-ins
Agent-based monitoring
Agentless monitoring
Server monitoring
Network monitoring
Network flow monitoring1
Application monitoring
Multi-cloud monitoring 5
Container monitoring
Kubernetes monitoring 5
Database monitoring
Storage monitoring
SNMP monitoring
Log & event monitoring
General functionality
Smart and granular alerting
Business process health monitoring
Powerful search and filter options
Tags & Labels
Hardware / software inventory
Customizable GUI
Granular roles & permission mgmt.
Unlimited user accounts
Distributed Monitoring
High Availability (HA) support2
Virtual Appliance2
Dashboarding & Graphing
Customizable, real-time dashboards
Modern, time-series graphs
Efficient long-term data storage
Customizable, combinable graphs
Overview dashboard
Host maps dashlet
Gauge dashlet
Single metric dashlet
Multi-metric dashlet
Barplot dashlet
Service problems dashlet
Alert statistics dashlet
Notification & Alert timeline
Advanced Analytics
Trend prediction
Advanced forecasting
Availability analysis
PDF Reports
SLA reporting
Automatic network discovery
Automatic service discovery
Automated monitoring for dynamic ephemeral infrastructures
Agent mgmt. & automated agent updates
Automatic remediation handler
Recurring maintenance downtimes
Extension packages management
Managed Services Features
Multi-customer management
Multi-customer dashboards
Multi-customer data segregation
White-label solution
Monitoring kernel Nagios Checkmk Microcore Checkmk Microcore Checkmk Microcore
Scalability 1,000+ hosts 25 hosts 100,000+ hosts 100,000+ hosts
CPU efficiency medium very high very high very high
Shortest measurement interval 60s 1s 1s 1s
Distributed monitoring performance medium n/a very high very high
Long-term availability analysis slow very fast very fast very fast
LDAP & AD support
Slack & Mattermost
Cisco WebEx Teams
SIGNL4 Alerting
Prometheus for dynamic infrastructure
ntop 1 (network flow monitoring)
Secure agent by design
Encrypted communication
Password store
Community support
Email support4
Support portal4
SLA response time4
FREE FREE From €600 From €1,200

1) Requires the ntop add-on
2) Requires a virtual appliance subscription or the Checkmk physical appliances.
3) Requires the i-doit add-on
4) Support is sold separately as an add-on to your chosen software subscription.
5) Cloud and Kubernetes monitoring is possible in the Raw Edition, however much more cumbersome than in the Enterprise Edition with its dynamic configuration

Try Checkmk for free!

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