Posts Categorized: check_mk

check_mk: Check for Yum Updates

Visit the page below to download the mkp package: https://checkmk.de/check_mk-exchange-file.php?&file=linux-updates-1.0.mkp Upload the mkp package to your check_mk server then install it : OMD[mysite]:~$ mkp -v install linux-updates-1.0.mkp On the servers to be checked add the check shell script. cd /usr/share/check-mk-agent/local vi mk_linuxupdates.sh The code for the check is within the download but shown here too:… Read more »

check_mk: Monitor Nginx Status

On the Check_mk web UI visit:WATO menu > Monitoring Agents In the list on check agents you should find the nginx_status. Clicking on it shows the code for the check. Copy that code to the client server. The location on web001 for the check (for me anyway) was: /usr/share/check-mk-agent/local/nginx_status Make sure it is executable. On… Read more »

check_mk: Add Custom Notes to Services

The scenario here is that I would like to add a ‘custom notes’ link to any services with the word ‘postfix’ in the name of the service. I started by visiting WATO and drilling down to a host and one of the services I was interested in adding notes to: Then scroll down and click… Read more »

check_mk: Customise Icon Visibility

By default check_mk places icons under a ‘hamburger’ icon as shown below. I wanted the ‘Custom Notes’ icon to be visible at all times rather than being located under the actions icon. To do that visit the ‘Global Settings’ menu item and under the ‘User Interface’ section find the option for ‘Builtin icon visibility’: Then… Read more »