Dear Checkmk community,
the documentation is one of the most crucial parts of Checkmk for getting started, but also for Checkmk veterans. In the last years, we have worked heavily on adding new articles and describing all key concepts and features.
Now we are introducing the documentation in a completely new design to make it easier for you to use it. Today, we launched it on https://docs.checkmk.com
The new documentation comes with an improved navigation for the overall content, but also better navigation within the articles.
The documentation is now also versioned. This becomes especially important with the changes coming in the UI of Checkmk 2.0. On default, you will end up at the latest stable version, which is currently the 1.6.0. You can select in the version drop-down another version or the master, which is our workbench to see the latest drafts as well.
We will add some further features in the near future, e.g. a properly working search.
The documentation is now also hosted on GitHub: https://github.com/tribe29/checkmk-docs
While we have migrated the content, we haven’t switched our processes yet. We are still working in our own private git repository in our proprietary mark-up language for compatibility reasons. Our plan is to change this in the near future as well, but the entire docs team is busy with writing documentation for Checkmk 2.0 at the moment.
In the near future, this will allow you to create Issues to give feedback, but also allow you to contribute to the Checkmk documentation with Pull requests.
Shout-outs go especially to Marcel (the mastermind) and Baris (the magician, a.k.a web dev), and to the entire knowledge team: Thomas (the new full time writer), Sebastian (the “new” consultant writing part-time, Mathias, Mirco (the freelance writer from tutonaut.de) and Anthony (the translator).
Please share your experiences and ideas around it and thanks for everyone who helped testing it in advance! We will do our best to build a great documentation around Checkmk.
Martin from the Checkmk team