What is Checkmk?
DotCIO runs a network/server-monitoring application called Checkmk. Checkmk offers monitoring and alerting services for servers, switches, applications, and services. It is the primary means that DotCIO uses to monitor its IT infrastructure.
What happened to Nagios?
Prior to Checkmk, DotCIO ran a monitoring application known as Nagios XI. In mid–2022, that application was retired in favor of Checkmk. In the process, all of the servers being monitored by Nagios were automatically migrated to Checkmk.
How do I access Checkmk?
New users to the Checkmk system will need to submit an ITSSC support request to obtain access to the Checkmk system.
How should I use Checkmk?
Close monitoring of a server is essential to maximize its availability and deal with minor problems before they become major problems. RPI’s Checkmk system allows for automatic monitoring of a server’s details (everything from basic network connectivity to disk space usage) with notification emails sent out in the event of a problem.
In addition, Checkmk is monitored 24×7 by the ITI Operations department. In the event that problems are detected, manual intervention can be taken at any time.