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Storage Performance Monitoring with Checkmk

Identify storage performance bottlenecks with ease and improve your capacity planning.

  • Monitor multi-vendor equipment through official APIs
  • Hardware monitoring (disks, shelves, interfaces, S.M.A.R.T. etc.)
  • Software monitoring (file systems, LUNs, mounts, paths, configurations etc.)
  • Use capacity prediction to see when file systems will pass certain thresholds
  • Set up dynamic alerts for when file systems grow unusually fast
  • Get detailed performance graphs
Checkmk storage monitoring benefits

Some of the vendors we support

  • IBM
  • Dell
  • Fujitsu
  • HP
  • Oracle
  • Brocade

Monitor HDDs, SSDs, NVMes and files systems locally

Monitor all your storage devices locally via native interfaces using the Checkmk agent and plugins. This provides S.M.A.R.T. throughput and usage values of the devices monitored. If the threshold values do not meet your requirements, you can easily configure standard values and exceptions.

Checkmk integrates Linux, Windows, ESXi, ZFS, Btrfs and many others, to intelligently monitor file systems and storage devices.

Use Checkmk to:

  • Summarize storage performance values or keep an eye on each one individually
  • Dynamically assign threshold values, based on file system size (magic factor)
  • Display trends and define thresholds
  • Include / exclude from monitoring different file system types

Checkmk's rule-based system enables you to quickly define your own default configuration for monitoring new storage devices and file systems, without having to reconfigure them individually.

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Monitoring for all your storage devices locally

Network Attached Storage (NAS)

In addition to local storage devices Checkmk also allows you to monitor all common file systems which are connected over the network. This way you can monitor shares under Windows (Samba) or Linux (NFS), even if you do not have access to the servers that provide the shares.

You can also set up your NAS appliance, such as the Hitachi Network Attached Storage Platform or storage solutions like Synology and QNAP, via SNMP or another data source and keep track of all your appliance hardware.

SANs, Storage Appliances, SDS and more

With Checkmk you can monitor all common storage providers without installing any additional extensions. Through the Checkmk agent you can directly monitor access to classic SAN systems without needing other plugins.

Performance analysis becomes easier, since all your storage devices component metrics are being monitored in the same place. Checkmk also enables the monitoring of modern storage accesses and concepts:

  • File systems provided by Ceph or ScaleIO have the same monitoring feature scope as other local file systems
  • Other storage concepts, such as S3, are considered in detail in Checkmk and the check is adapted accordingly

Supported vendors

ATTOBDTBrocadeDellEMCFAST LTAFujitsuHPHPEHitachiIBMMcDataNetAppNimble StorageOracleQLogicQNAP SystemsQuantumSynology

Why choose Checkmk to monitor your storage devices?

Increase uptime

Reduce the time required to identify and fix storage-related issues.

Track issues

Detect storage performance bottlenecks with ease and spend less time on softing them out.

Vendor neutral

Benefit from one integrated view of all your systems across heterogenous multi-vendor landscapes.

Accurate planning

Manage and plan storage capacity by monitoring disk space usage.

Keep your data safe

Identify backup issues & errors and get real-time statistics to ensure that your data is protected.


With Checkmk we have visibility and insight into the systems and applications that power our business. We know the lifecycle and usage patterns of our systems thanks to Checkmk and this is really a powerful feature when making important business decisions regarding these systems.

We do not have to do guess work, it is a matter of pulling up the right view or generating the report and looking at the details..

Marius P. - CEO

We are monitoring IT infrastructure from UPSs over servers, hypervisors, network, SAN and NAS storage up to the operating systems and databases as well as SAP for over 80 customers with Checkmk and have made excellent experiences with the tool, the technical support and also the user community.

Gerd S. - Teamlead Monitoring

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

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.