[Release] Checkmk beta release 2.0.0b7

Dear friends of Checkmk,

the new beta release 2.0.0b7 of Checkmk is ready for download.

With Version 2.0 among many new features, we will be introducing a new user
interface and user experience. While most features are already included in the
beta release, we are still tuning several aspects, especially of the UX.

We are very interested in your feedback on the new UX and would therefore
appreciate it if you would take some time (~15 min) to give us your feedback:

Please send general feedback, feedback on the new user experience, and bug
reports to this dedicated mail address:

feedback-2.0 at checkmk.com

All mails to this address will be used to improve the 2.0 and are completely
free of charge.

This test release ships with 59 changes affecing all editions of Checkmk, 8
Enterprise Edition specific changes and 0 Managed Services Edition specific

This release will be in active maintenance until 2021-03-21.
The passive maintenance will be until 2021-04-20. For details take
a look at the Checkmk versions chapter of the Checkmk handbook.

Changes in all Checkmk Editions:


  • 11450 FIX: BI compiliation: fixed incorrect host regex pattern matching
  • 11449 FIX: BI configuration: Fixed permanent exception when deselecting the “Display additional messages” checkbox

Checks & agents:

  • 11703 PostgreSQL database and sessions (Linux, Windows): default postgres installation will be detected automatically
  • 11785 Show device mapping for Lancom routers
  • 11974 Validate item spec regexes during config update
  • 11975 Validate regexes in BI rules during config update
  • 11954 FIX: AWS limits: missing titles display as “???” in service monitoring rules
  • 11904 FIX: Fix TypeError in docker_container_diskstat check
  • 12116 FIX: Fix default formatting for predictive levels
  • 12028 FIX: Linux, Solaris, AIX: Asynchronous Execution of Python Agent Plugins
  • 11702 FIX: Monitor Postgres DBs with multiple instances on Windows and Linux
  • 12027 FIX: Rittal CMC-III checks: ValueError(“invalid literal for int() with base 10: ‘’”,)
  • 12007 FIX: cmk-update-config: TypeError during “Rewriting autochecks”
  • 12119 FIX: docker_container_cpu check accepts cgroup v2 values
  • 12080 FIX: fjdarye-plugins: some discovery functions returned non-str items, leading to crashes
  • 11353 FIX: k8s_daemon_pods: Handle null value
  • 11948 FIX: k8s_nodes: fix crash with error “unexpected keyword argument ‘bounderies’”
  • 12049 FIX: mem: Fix missing memory service
  • 12156 FIX: mk_postgres: Service state goes to stale if psql connection failed.
  • 11705 FIX: mk_postgres: compatibility for python2.6

Core & setup:

  • 11940 REST API: explicit documentation of HTTP status codes
  • 12055 FIX: API: fixing the password behaviour where no activate change states were previously registered
  • 11448 FIX: Core config generation: Small increase in performance through further caching
  • 12129 FIX: Fix discovered host labels file names
  • 11941 FIX: REST API: fix column parameter on Livestatus endpoints
  • 11939 FIX: REST API: links in responses are now absolute

HW/SW inventory:

  • 12118 FIX: Fix docker inventory: docker_node_info could not handle docker swarm
  • 12117 FIX: Inventory: docker: Readd labels for images and containers


  • 12130 FIX: Raw Edition: Fix graph in HTML notifications


  • 12135 More detailed audit logging
  • 12008 Autodiscovery: Drop scanning configuration option
  • 11447 BI REST API: Introduced PUT/POST requests for BI packs
  • 11446 BI REST API: Introduced PUT/POST requests for rules and aggregations
  • 12026 Performance Graph Dashlets: Specify by Graph Title instead of by Index
  • 12123 FIX: Datasource Programs: fix upgrade problem for activemq rules
  • 12136 FIX: Fix unchanged rule ID when cloning a rule to different folder
  • 12044 FIX: Host rename: Keep discovered host labels during renaming

User interface:

  • 12060 Use new filter search form on all pages with tables
  • 12047 FIX: Availability: Fix displaying of availability popup after validation error
  • 12048 FIX: Availability: Fix modifying display or computation options
  • 12126 FIX: Availability: Limit processed data of 0 means unlimited
  • 12069 FIX: Fix “Failed to parse file” error on iCalendar import
  • 12070 FIX: Fix creation of timeperiod copy
  • 12131 FIX: Fix deletion of failed notifications in distributed setups
  • 12064 FIX: Fix error while creating predefined condition
  • 12073 FIX: Fix exception on editing users if rulebased notifications are disabled
  • 12127 FIX: Fix one site logging out the login session of another site
  • 12128 FIX: Fix random encrypted livestatus connection issues without Livestatus proxy
  • 12067 FIX: Fix rowselections written to null.mk file
  • 12072 FIX: Fix show mode always displaying show more
  • 12066 FIX: Fix site selection on activate changes page
  • 12132 FIX: Fix view crash when linking to views with missing context
  • 12065 FIX: Fix word wrap on service discovery page
  • 12133 FIX: Mobile GUI: Fix wrong numbers shown by overview page
  • 12061 FIX: New login session idle timeout default
  • 12068 FIX: Only enable “On selected hosts” options if hosts exist in folder
  • 12046 FIX: SLA: Fix “unmonitored” rendering in timeline
  • 12045 FIX: SLA: Fix rendering of timelines
  • 12071 FIX: Fix default active time range on iCalendar timeperiod imports
    NOTE: Please refer to the migration notes!

Changes in the Checkmk Enterprise Edition:

Core & setup:

  • 10134 FIX: Fixed logging of acknowledgements in monitoring history
  • 12168 FIX: Handle non-persistent comments correctly
  • 12167 FIX: Fixed acknowledgement expiry
  • 11906 FIX: Improve message length computation in fetcher protocol

Dynamic host configuration:

  • 12134 FIX: Fix dynamic configuration executing only phase 1 in some cases


  • 12166 FIX: Fixed comment/downtime WaitTriggers


  • 11631 License usage report: How to exclude sites, hosts and services from license counting

User interface:

  • 12062 FIX: Fix rendering of report snapin if icon is missing

Changes in the Checkmk Managed Services Edition:

You can download Checkmk from our download page:

Please mail bug reports and qualified feedback to feedback@checkmk.com.
We greatly thank you for using Checkmk and wish you a successful monitoring,

Your Checkmk Team