New version of the Documentation is here!

Hello all!
From now on, when you visit you will see:

  • Featured topic. In it, you will find the topics we have introduced recently or believe might be in other ways interesting to you: documentation articles, new features, blog posts or even videos from our YouTube channel – whatever form it takes, all of these topics will highlight useful knowledge on Checkmk. For example, if you visit now, you will see the livestream we had about the new Checkmk Agent.
  • New to Checkmk? A place where a newcomer can learn the basics of how to monitor their systems with Checkmk. This new block will guide beginners through all the most important manuals and make introduction to Checkmk as smooth as possible:
  • Other links. This includes the most read, recently added and recently updated articles.
  • New table of contents. There is a new way in which we structure the documentation: now it is clearer and easier to navigate.
  • A new search. It might look similar to the one you are used to, but the new search through the documentation is much more efficient. It also allows you to use specialized arguments, if you want to use more advanced search practices: the instructions for how to use the advanced search are located in the article directly under “Welcome to Checkmk”.

Here is a bonus for everyone who joined or watched our last Checkmk Community Call and was wondering what the mysterious St. Nicolas present was: now if you use Firefox you can set up as a search engine and search through documentation conveniently in your browser. Like this:

Check out the new documentation and let us know what you think!


In Google Chrome it can be set too, more work though. :wink:

Go to your search engine settings: chrome://settings/searchEngines
Site search | Add
Search engine: Checkmk User Guide
Shortcut: @cug


To use it in chrome: type in address bar: shortcut [space] query
So in my example below: @cug stuff



It’s even easier: The Opensearch file gets automatically parsed and included to inactive site searches. Click Settings > Search engine > Search engines and site search. Here you find it in the third section Inactive shortcuts. Click Activate to move it up to the second section. You might then use Edit to change the shortcut to @cmk or @cug – as you like.


Well, my Chrome didn’t parse and include it to inactive site searches.
So had to do a bit more work to make it work.

But actually, I prefer to use Firefox myself.
Just thought to give a :gift: too for those that use Chrome. :upside_down_face:


Let me correct myself: The Opensearch file should be automatically parsed by recent versions of Chrome… We have also seen some Firefox configurations not offering the Add search engine context menu. There you have to go for smart bookmarks: In Firefox, what are smart keywords and how do I use them?

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Thanks for the :gift: @Yggy! I’m pretty sure, our Chrome users will appreciate!