Your feedback wanted: Checkmk Conference #6 Agenda

We have just finished the preliminary agenda for the next Checkmk conference in 2020 and we want to get your feedback on it.

Tuesday, April 28th
09:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Official Opening
10:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Newest developments in Checkmk
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Netflow Montoring - Integrating ntop & Checkmk
12:30 p.m. - 01:45 p.m. Lunch
01:45 p.m. - 02:30 p.m. The New Windows Monitoring - One Year Later
02:45 p.m. - 03:30 p.m. Oracle Application Monitoring
03:45 p.m. - 04:15 p.m. The Checkmk Community
04:30 p.m. - 05:30 p.m. The New Checkmk User Experience
From 7:00 p.m. Evening Event

Wednesday, April 29th
09:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. One API to Rule Them All: The New REST-API
10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Integrating Prometheus: Towards a Unified Monitoring
11:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. How I Monitor my Cloud with Checkmk
11:45 a.m. - 01:00 p.m. Lunch
01:00 p.m. - 01:15 p.m. Ignite Talks
01:15 p.m. - 01:45 p.m. The New Check-API
01:45 p.m. - 02:15 p.m. Building a Great Checkmk Support Experience
02:45 p.m. - 03:45 p.m. The Checkmk Roadmap
03:45 p.m. - 04:00 p.m. Wrap-up and Farewell

So, please help us, e.g.
  1. What topics are interesting for you?
  2. What topics are you missing?

This year, we will also have workshops on the day, before the conference starts.

  • Workshop: Check Plug-In Development
  • Workshop: Advanced Check Plug-In Development
  • Workshop: Advanced Checkmk Performance Tuning
  • Workshop: Monitoring Best Practices

Are these workshops interesting? What specifically would you like to learn?

The agenda reflects our current product development focus and features, which will impact Checkmk users. The conference is still almost five months away and so, a lot will happen until then. Many things, which we are doing (e.g. migration from Python2 to Python3) are not included.
So, changes to the agenda are still possible!

Let us know what you think!


some words about the appliances?

Ralf, what exactly would be interesting?

Are there plans for new features allthough I m not missing functions in the moment.

something about Check_MK like CMDB?

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As you are not missing anything, and we do not receive too many feature requests regarding the appliance, there won’t be any big new appliances features to talk about until the conference

You mean like, how to integrate Checkmk with a CMDB? E.g. someone showing an example of how to do that? Or something else?
There is a new mechanism in the CEE (Dynamic Configuration), which can do miracles for integrating CMDBs. But we have only built some PoCs around that - if there is a lot of interest around that, we might expand on that for the conference (we only previewed that at our last partner day).


At the 2019 conference, it was explained how to integrate Check_MK with i-doit. I could do something similar for example with GLPi.

However, I would love to see Check_MK also become an authentic CMDB.

Oracle on the Agenda - I’ll be at the conferece. :slight_smile:

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What about some HA? Active/ Active // Active/ passive

Hi Martin,

we would also be interested in CEE / CMDB topics :wink:

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this are also some Favorites

One Topic for my are SAP Monitoring

HA can be done with the appliances (active-passive) and should be quite doable. Again I need to ask, anything specific in this regard? @BH2005

Sure. But we dont rune the appliances. We run the CMK master in a VM on our xen environment. And we would look forward to this been a feature for not just the appliances

HA / Cluster simple as CEE function

surely you can make something with PACEMAKER etc.

but it would be nicer out-of-the-box and also looks more professional :wink:

But i thing this is more a feature request …

The feature already exists with the virtual appliance as well.
As we are planning a workshop run by our consultants, we could do sth. in there on that topic? What do you think?

Simon Meggle wrote a tutorial to cluster check-mk.
Perhaps it helps but it is in german.

@rprengel and I can confirm that it works to at least in the old OMD in the new CMK I haven’t tried it yet


a workshop in this direction will certainly appeal, especially since it is an important topic and can not be realized quite trivalal and many points must be considered during operation.!

@martin.hirschvogel But I also have another subject in the pipeline.

Monitoring of EIB / KNX installations or building services, IoT

The problem is not to find many interesting topics … but also the people who have the time, knowledge and desire to run a workshop on the subject.

Here to also a big praise to the people who prepare and run such workshops !!!

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In times of HCI I would love some talk about Windows Storage Spaces Direct / Azure Stack HCI Monitoring. (Storage & DIsk Performance, Latencies, and so one - which will currently mostly done by Windows Admin Center)

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