Steps to Install Checkmk Monitoring Server Tool on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

Checkmk is a free & open source monitoring server tool, which is written in Python and C++. It can be used for monitoring the infrastructure & system services. We can install checkmk agent on every system that we want to monitor. Using Checkmk, we can monitor web & database servers, and also monitor cloud server infrastructure such as Azure, & AWS.

There are few steps to install & setup Checkmk on ubuntu:

Step 1: Update the System.

apt-get update

Step 2: Download the Checkmk.


  • Here is the command output.

  • Install the Checkmk on system.

dpkg -i check-mk-raw-1.6.0p27_0.focal_amd64.deb

  • Here is the command output.

Step 3: Install the required packages.

apt-get install -f

Step 4: To list the available command with Checkmk.


  • Here is the command output.

Step 5: To create a monitoring server.

omd create monitoring_instance_name
omd create testing

  • Here is the command output.

  • Please note down the Checkmk login credentials such as Username & password from above output.

Step 6: Start the Server.

omd start testing

  • To check the server status.

omd status

  • Here is the command output.

  • Check the omd version.

omd version

  • To list all the monitoring server.

omd sites

  • Here is the command output.

Step 7: Access Checkmk web interface.


  • Here is the output.
  • Provide the username & password.

  • Now Checkmk monitoring server is Ready.

  • To Change the password,click on edit personal setting option.

  • Provide the Current & New password.
  • Click on Save.

  • New password successfully updated.

Step 8: To create a monitoring Host.

  • Click on Monitoring Agent option on Checkmk web interface.

  • Here is the Monitoring Agent.

  • Download the Monitoring agent by using command line.


  • Here is the command output.

  • Install the agent package.

dpkg -i check-mk-agent_1.6.0p27-1_all.deb

  • Here is the command output.

  • To verify the installed Agent packages.

check_mk_agent | less

  • Here is the command output.

Step 9: Create a Host on monitoring server.

  • Click on Hosts option on WATO – configuration.

  • Click on Create New Host.

  • Provide the Host name.

  • Click on IPv4 address.
  • Provide the server-ip.
  • Click on Save & Go to services.

  • Here is the all services details.

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