CheckMk's Dashboard

Lab Snooping...

Legacy (History) Mar 1, 2021

I wanted a way to monitor all of the uptimes and statuses of both my physical and software appliances in my lab. I poked with LibreNMS, Zabbix, DataDog, etc. But none of them fit the bill.

Some were too expensive, some were cheesy looking, and some were outright not what I was looking for at all...

After some further digging, I found CheckMk, an open-source SNMP agent/server that could monitor it all. I hooked up all of my appliances and VMs to CheckMk via their respective SNMP clients and bam!

The dashboard of CheckMk
Prototyping and testing the "kiosk"

I even built a dedicated kiosk-like display for displaying the data that comes out of CheckMk using a Raspberry Pi 0w and an old display, and put it next to the rack on my workbench.

The "kiosk" on the workbench next to the rack.

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Phoenix J. Shepherd

IT Specialist, Otter enthusiast, Plastic Guitar Aficionado | 🏳️‍🌈 | 20

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