Roadmap

See what we are working on and what's coming soon to Checkmk

In-Progress

Deliver Checkmk via AWS Marketplace

CLOUD MONITORING

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Checkmk can already be deployed in the cloud and provide monitoring for most cloud services.

We plan to take this even further and enable cloud-native Checkmk deployment by enabling the installation of Checkmk directly via the AWS marketplace.

Push agent

CLOUD MONITORING

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To improve the usability of the Checkmk agent in the cloud and in dynamic environments, we plan to allow agents to register themselves at the monitoring server. We will also introduce a standard for push agent data to the Checkmk server.

Agent data encryption/compression

CLOUD MONITORING

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All data send from the Linux and Windows Checkmk agent can be encrypted and compressed to maintain privacy and save bandwidth costs over public networks.

Check for AWS Lambda

CLOUD MONITORING

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New check for AWS Lambda serverless computing.

Improved Kubernetes monitoring

KUBERNETES MONITORING

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Completetly rewritten support for Kubernetes monitoring will monitor the cluster and all nodes and is simple to setup and configure.

New dashlets: Event statistics

USER EXPERIENCE

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A dashlet that shows the event statistics in a hexagon view.

New dashlet: Host/service state

USER EXPERIENCE

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New dashlet type shows host and service state with various customization options.

General UI simplification

USER EXPERIENCE

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Finetuning the new V2.0 UI for consistency and best usablity.

Service discovery improvement

USER EXPERIENCE

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Simplify the workflow for service discovery and improve the respective view for a better presentation of information.

Application dashboard: Linux

USER EXPERIENCE

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Comprehensive dashboard for all metrics of a Linux server.

Code-signing for Windows agent

ENTERPRISE MONITORING

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The Windows agent created by the bakery will be signed to better deploy in high-security Windows environments.

REST-API Improvements

ENTERPRISE MONITORING

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With the introduction of the REST-API in Checkmk 2.0 we extended the coverage even beyond the scope of the existing APIs. Our goal is however completeness of the new REST-API: Everything can be done via an API.

Improved check for MS-SQL

ENTERPRISE MONITORING

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Significant enhancements to the MS-SQL check.

Improved check for SAP Hana

ENTERPRISE MONITORING

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Significant enhancements to the SAP HANA check.

Improved check for MS IIS

ENTERPRISE MONITORING

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Significant enhancements to the MS Internet Information Service.

AIX agent performance

ENTERPRISE MONITORING

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Various performance improvements to the AIX agent.

Improved check for Cisco ASA

ENTERPRISE MONITORING

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Significant enhancements to the Cisco ASA check.

Native InfluxDB export

INTEGRATIONS

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Native export of metrics data to InfluxDB.

Grafana integration

INTEGRATIONS

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We improve the existing integration with Grafana, which was initially delivered in  Checkmk 1.6.

Furthermore, the Grafana integration will also support Grafana 8.

Datadog integration

INTEGRATIONS

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Integration of Datadog with Checkmk.

Planned

New checks for AWS

CLOUD MONITORING

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New checks for AWS Elastic Container Service, general AWS health of the customer's region, AWS Route 53, and AWS ElasticCache for Redis.

New checks for Microsoft Azure

CLOUD MONITORING

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New checks for Azure health of the customer's region, Azure Load Balancer, Azure Database based on MySQL and PostgreSQL, and Azure Traffic Manager.

Application dashboard: Kubernetes

KUBERNETES MONITORING

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Kubernetes specific application dashboard.

New dashlet: Inventory data

USER EXPERIENCE

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New dashlet type shows information from the inventory (e.g. number of CPUs, memory, etc.).

Simple parameterization of views

USER EXPERIENCE

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Simplification of the way, views and dashboards can recieve their parameters.

Activate changes improvement

USER EXPERIENCE

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Simplify the workflow to activate changes, especially for small changes, e.g. local to one folder.

Application dashboard: Windows

USER EXPERIENCE

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Comprehensive dashboard for all metrics of a Windows server.

Application dashboard: vSphere

USER EXPERIENCE

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Comprehensive dashboard for all metrics of a vSphere cluster.

Incremental config activation

ENTERPRISE MONITORING

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We increase the performance for activating changes for very large configurations and with a large number of configuration users.

Several concepts are being considered, e.g. activating changes for individual folders instead of the entire configuration.

Single Sign-On

ENTERPRISE MONITORING

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We plan to support SAML for Single Sign-On.

Check for Meraki APs

ENTERPRISE MONITORING

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New check for Meraki access points.

Under Consideration

Automatic Dependencies

AIOPS

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Discovering dependencies using information from physical and virtual networks and application configurations (e.g. vSphere, Oracle, Kubernetes) and visualizing these dependencies.

This will help in

  • resolving issues quicker
  • preventing issues from happening
  • reducing unnecessary notifications

Anomaly Detection

AIOPS

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Automatic correlation of metrics to find systems which experience similar atypical behaviour and powerful visualizations intelligently highlighting anomalies using large amounts of data to find root causes quicker.

APM / Tracing Integration

INTEGRATIONS

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Distributed tracing across microservices, hosts, and containers via integration of major APM tools (e.g. Jaeger)

OpenMetrics Support

INTEGRATIONS

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We consider support for OpenMetrics, a cloud-native highly scalable protocol for applications to expose their metrics.

Google Cloud Monitoring

CLOUD MONITORING

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We plan to build a special agent similar to AWS and Azure:

  • Ready-built for dynamic configuration
  • Checks for standard services
    • Cloud Storage
    • Compute Engine
    • Cloud SQL
    • Cloud Load Balancing

Additional checks are possible based on feature requests.

Improved JMX Monitoring

INTEGRATIONS

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We consider to extend the JMX monitoring to enable in-depth monitoring of Java Application Servers.

Synthetic Monitoring

INTEGRATIONS

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“Blackbox” services increase importance of testing from user perspective: Synthetic monitoring (aka E2E).
We plan to provide a standard solution for synthetic monitoring with Checkmk: either by integration with another solution or by providing needed guides

 

Redfish Support

INTEGRATIONS

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Redfish has been established as the new standard for managing servers.
We plan to build a special agent and check plug-ins for vendor-independent server monitoring.

Extended Container Monitoring

CONTAINER MONITORING

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We consider extending our monitoring capabiltites to tools common in the Kubernetes ecosystem

  • Improve monitoring for interfaces and toolchain typical in Kubernetes, e.g. CSI, CNI, nginx, Cassandra, Kafka
  • Further integration into Kubernetes ecosystem, e.g. Istio