Werk #15135: New option to share views, dashboards and report definitions

Component User interface
Title New option to share views, dashboards and report definitions
Date Mar 10, 2023
Checkmk Version 2.3.0b1 2.2.0b1
Level Prominent Change
Class New Feature
Compatibility Compatible - no manual interaction needed
Affected Editions
2.3.0b1 Checkmk Enterprise (CEE), Checkmk Cloud (CCE), Checkmk MSP (CME)
2.2.0b1 Checkmk Enterprise (CEE), Checkmk Cloud (CCE), Checkmk MSP (CME)

This feature was requested via the feature portal: https://features.checkmk.com/suggestions/297892/make-dashboards-also-mkpable

You now have the option to export views, dashboards and reports (so called visuals). They can be downloaded, versioned, and shared with other Checkmk installations.

The following example describes the new feature for views (it works the same way for all types):

Users with permission "Manage Extension Packages (MKPs)" will see a new icon for exporting the related view within "Customize" - "Views" for any none builtin view.

If you use this icon, a new view will appear within the new section "Extensions" and a file will be created within '~/local/lib/check_mk/gui/plugins/views'.

Local files for dashboards will be stored in '~/local/lib/check_mk/gui/plugins/view/dashboard', for reports they will be stored in '~/local/lib/check_mk/gui/plugins/view/reports'.

With the 2 icons in the section "Extensions" you can go to the extension package module and create an extension package or remove the related view from the extension package page. The later will remove the file in the mentioned local directory and the view from the "Extensions" section.

The "Extension" section also shows the state for each exported view, like "This view can be packaged with the extension packages module." if the view was exported and "This view is provided via the MKP 'MY_MKP'." if the view is part of an installed extension package.

If the view is part of an extension package, you have the option to clone and customize it.

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