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Ultra-scalable server monitoring for SysAdmins and DevOps

Ensure peak performance for your server infrastructure. Say goodbye to preventable outages, late nights or weekend emergencies.

  • Monitor any type of server (web, mail, database servers etc.)
  • Flexible server monitoring by using 1800+ smart checks
  • Easy-to-use configuration, auto-discovery and network mapping
  • Native agents for Windows, Linux and many more operating systems
  • Agentless monitoring with SNMP and TCP/UDP (FTP, LDAP, IMAP etc.)
  • API-based checks based on HTTP/XML, SSH or TELNET
  • Measurement interval as short as 1 second
Use cases for server monitoring with Checkmk

Some of the hardware vendors we support

  • IBM
  • HP
  • Cisco
  • Dell
  • Supermicro
  • Fujitsu


Reasons to choose Checkmk for monitoring your servers

Checkmk server monitoring - OS compatibility

Compatible with any OS

Checkmk supports the monitoring of almost every operating system: Linux, Windows, macOS, but also many other OS like BSD.

Ultra-scalable server monitoring

Ultra-scalable & Flexible

One Checkmk instance can monitor thousands of servers and can easily scale horizontally with our distributed monitoring setup.

Checkmk intelligent server monitoring

Intelligent Monitoring

Checkmk intelligently discovers which metrics to monitor on your server without needing any additional configuration.

Checkmk server monitoring - fast setup

It's fast to get started

Checkmk enables you to go from zero to monitoring in less than 15 minutes. Installation is super easy and fast!

An all-in-one server monitoring solution

Your organization uses multiple types of servers. It is therefore important to use an IT monitoring solution that can help you can get started with all your server monitoring at once.

Checkmk provides this flexibility through its large collection 1,800+ plug-ins. Here are a some examples of server types which can be monitored with Checkmk:

  • Mail server monitoring — Make sure your mail servers function reliably by using one of our generic POP3, IMAP or SMTP checks. Get detailed information on your mail application with our plug-ins for MS Exchange, Postfix, qmail and more
  • Web server monitoring — Ensure minimal downtime for your web servers by getting alerts from our active HTTP, FTP and SSL checks. Monitor performance metrics of your Apache and Nginx web servers
  • Database server monitoring — Checkmk supports monitoring of all major databases: MySQL/MariaDB, Microsoft SQL, PostgreSQL, Oracle, MongoDB, IBM DB2, IBM Informix, SAP HANA, Microsoft Azure SQL and Amazon Web Services RDS
  • Application server monitoring — Checkmk helps monitor almost all Java applications servers (e.g. JBoss, Oracle WebLogic, Apache Tomcat, IBM WebSphere)
  • FTP server monitoring — Track availability and response times of your FTP server and monitor CPU load, capacity, memory utilization, network latency, packet loss of your server.
Checkmk monitors all server types

Linux server monitoring

Get an accurate overview of your Linux servers' health and performance. We support the following Linux OS: Debian, Ubuntu, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Fedora, CentOS, openSUSE, SLES and other derivatives, as well as all other DEB-based distributions.

Benefits of Linux server monitoring with Checkmk:

  • Minimalistic footprint (the agent requires little CPU, RAM and hard drive space)
  • Full transparency (only a shell script is executed in which you can see all commands)
  • Complete security (the agent permits no access from the network whatsoever)

Windows server monitoring

Monitor your Windows servers and get insights into critical metrics such as CPU, memory, disk usage, services, processes, network interfaces, filesystems and more. Quickly identify and resolve any performance or availability issues.

Benefits of Windows server monitoring with Checkmk:

  • Integrated log management for Windows Event Log
  • Easily integrate monitoring for MS Exchange, Active Directory, MS SQL and Skype
  • Monitor the latest Windows OS and older versions (Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 etc.)
  • Use a simple executable file with no DLL dependencies (no risk of malicious code injection as the agent doesn't read data from the network)

Virtual server monitoring

Monitor the health and availability of your virtualized server environment. Checkmk supports the monitoring of all major virtualization platforms, such as VMware ESXi, Microsoft Hyper-V and associated virtual machines in real-time.

Virtual server monitoring is already integrated in Checkmk, so that your virtual machines can be monitored with almost no additional set-up. Checkmk itself can also be run on a virtual server infrastructure with the virtual appliance.

Centralized Asset Management

The Checkmk hardware & software inventory is built to automatically discover and manage your hardware & software asset information on all servers and workstations monitored.

Easily identify hosts with vulnerable and outdated software versions and act and secure your IT. Checkmk also stores the history of the inventory of a server and helps you track changes in your environment, e.g. a BIOS update, RAM upgrade.

Integrate Checkmk with your Configuration Management Database (CMDB) to always have an up-to-date view on your IT.

The whole Checkmk environment has a very mature, stable foundation of supported checks and performance counters. Yet it grows almost on a daily basis.

Support for new systems is being implemented very often and if you are willing to request it yourself, you can have it included in the core distribution in very little time. This agility really has no match among the larger competitors.

Wolfgang G. - Service Manager

Checkmk is a phenomenal monitoring program that is constantly improving while remaining flexible enough for customizing to perfectly fit your unique monitoring needs.

With the ability to write your own custom plugins in Python there is truly nothing that can't be monitored according to your specification. The fact that it can do all this on a single core, 4GB of RAM Virtual Machine is mind-blowing.

Matt C. - Systems Engineer

Trusted by global brands and local organizations worldwide

  • Zalando
  • Robert Bosch
  • Airbus Defence and Space
  • DB Schenker
  • Groupon
  • Vodafone


Try Checkmk Enterprise Free Edition!

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