[Release] Checkmk beta release 2.1.0b9

Dear friends of Checkmk,

the new beta release 2.1.0b9 of Checkmk is ready for download.

This test release ships with 37 changes affecting all editions of Checkmk,
6 Enterprise Edition specific changes and 0 Managed Services Edition specific changes.

Additionally, we wanted to let you know that we are also preparing our user
guide for the new version.
Here you can find some articles that are relevant for new features of 2.1:

New agents: Monitoring Linux - The new agent for Linux in detail & Monitoring Windows - The new agent for Windows in detail
Kubernetes: Monitoring Kubernetes
Influx: Sending metrics to InfluxDB and Graphite - via InfluxDB v2 API or Carbon plaintext protocol
Grafana: Integrating Checkmk in Grafana
Datadog: Integrating Datadog
Two-factor authentication: Users, roles and permissions - Authorization and user configuration

Changes in all Checkmk Editions:

Agent bakery:

  • 14074 Agent controller: Try to query port both via http and https

BI:

  • 13305 FIX: Fixed exception when using BI acknowledgments/downtimes in GUI

Checks & agents:

  • 14089 Checkmk agent TLS encryption and compression
  • 13865 Agent controller on Unix: Deny registration if agent socket is not operational
  • 13859 Windows agent controller uses windows agent log
  • 14048 check_icmp: Option to create one service per IP address
  • 14082 megaraid_ldisks: configurable via “LSI RAID logical disks”
  • 14081 megaraid_pdisks: configurable via “LSI RAID physical disks”
  • 13850 megaraid: new service names
    NOTE: Please refer to the migration notes!
  • 14087 SEC: Fix privilege escalation vulnerability
  • 14073 FIX: Agent controller: Also listen for IPv6 pull connections
  • 14085 FIX: Bring back support of StorCLI on Linux to monitor megaraid controllers
  • 14091 FIX: Do not contact site during monitoring of the agent controller
  • 14072 FIX: Filesystem (df) check plugins: Handle zero free inodes correctly
  • 13858 FIX: Fix crash of windows updates check
  • 13829 FIX: Fix wrong plugin and local check count
  • 14069 FIX: KUBE agent_kube: namespace filtering and monitoring
  • 13830 FIX: Windows plugins agent: handle python plugins and local checks
  • 14030 FIX: remove trailing single quote in clickable url

Core & setup:

  • 13901 SEC: Update openssl to 1.1.1o

HW/SW inventory:

  • 14046 FIX: inventory_lnx_packages: Fix crash when there is no package version
  • 14047 FIX: inventory_lnx_packages: Fix package version parsing for deb packages

REST API:

  • 13930 FIX: adjust Rule response format in REST API

Setup:

  • 14045 FIX: Fix crash in activate changes when using DEBUG logging
  • 14106 FIX: Validate if host label rules use predefined conditions with host labels

User interface:

  • 13304 Changed internal livestatus serialization format to json
  • 14155 Sorter: Improved performance
  • 13918 FIX: Add template graph to dashboard
  • 13302 FIX: Customize View: Improved performance when rendering painter/sorter/grouper dropdowns
  • 14105 FIX: Fix KeyError for “Site ID” painter if site is missing
  • 14113 FIX: Fix arrangement of search results using “Show all results” in monitoring search
  • 13648 FIX: Fix failed “Migrate LDAP connections” of connections without bind credentials
  • 14112 FIX: Fix non functional “Show all results” button in monitoring search
  • 14107 FIX: Remove sorting option from “State” column on users page
  • 14109 FIX: SLA: Fix reclassifying states to OK
  • 13301 FIX: Speedup label autocompletion
  • 13647 FIX: Two-factor auth: Improve error handling of wrong protocol or address

Changes in the Checkmk Enterprise Edition:

Agent bakery:

  • 14049 cmk-agent-ctl: Agent controller can be disabled on Linux
    NOTE: Please refer to the migration notes!

Dynamic host configuration:

  • 13649 FIX: Dynamic host management: Do not fail to start on missing automation user

Notifications:

  • 13899 SEC: Notification spooler: Support for TLS authentication

Reporting & availability:

  • 14110 FIX: Fix using macros in sub directory option of scheduler entries

Setup, site management:

  • 13013 Add support for Ubuntu 22.04

User interface:

  • 13949 Tidying Up of the problems table in the Kubernetes dashboards

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