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Frequently asked questions
How many services do I need?
You can calculate with approximately 30 services per host. Keep in mind that a database host or a core switch can however have many more services.
A service can be anything – for example, a file system, a hardware sensor, a switchport – but it can also just be a specific metric like CPU usage. Check out our live demo environment to get a better understanding of services.
We believe that services are the most fair metric for our users. A WiFi access point has way less aspects requiring monitoring in contrast to a database server and thus should also cost less!
Are there any restrictions?
Many other solutions come with a per-instance pricing or hidden costs.
With Checkmk, we want you to build the best monitoring architecture and not restrict you. You can have as many hosts, instances, users, containers and so on. We only charge you for what you actually monitor with our services-based pricing.
What support can I get?
There are three different support packages to address the needs of different users: Basic, Standard and Advanced. Check out our support page for more details.
The support packages available depend on the Checkmk service tier you choose. The Advanced option is only available from 18,000 services on.