Werk #10993: Diagnostics: New WATO mode for diagnostic analysis purposes

Component WATO
Title Diagnostics: New WATO mode for diagnostic analysis purposes
Date Jun 4, 2020
Checkmk Editon Checkmk Raw (CRE)
Checkmk Version 2.0.0i1
Level Prominent Change
Class New Feature
Compatibility Compatible - no manual interaction needed

In order to improve error analysis there's a new WATO mode {{Diagnostics}}. With this new mode you can collection some general information about the Checkmk server and version. Details can be found on the {{Diagnostics}} page.

In the future this mode will be extended with specific diagnostics elements, eg. information about local files.

This mode will help you to analyse error situations. Another purpose is to have an interface for collecting information for our support, your customers or simply for your own analysis.

The diagnostics information are stored within tar files in the folder {{var/check_mk/diagnostics}}. At the moment maximal five of these tar files are stored. This number is not configurable.

There's also a command line option for collecting diagnostics information and collects information about the Checkmk site where it's executed.

cmk --create-diagnostics-dump [OPTIONS]

Note: The {{Diagnostics}} mode does not solve any problems. It's just a data collection which consolidates some commands and therefore facilitates error analysis.

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