I am brand new to checkmk (I wrote my own monitoring system for my self-hosted home infrastructure but so many people tell me that checkmk is awesome I have to check myself)
I use the docker installation and I am trying to add a simple HTTP monitor to check for
- response codes
- and/or response body content
I have been browsing the interface the docs and the Internet for a few hours and I did not move at all. I must be severely missing something.
I added the host and the ping check is OK. It is a docker image so I will not have an agent there, so I set it up as not having an agent. It is therefore “green” for now.
I would like to check
http://bitwarden:80 and analyze the return code and the content. Is this something that can be done off the shelf?
I saw many references to
check_http but I cannot find any trace of that on the web interface. Do I have to download plugins separately?
I plan to write a few plugins when I understand how the system works but I believe such a basic check should be available natively.