Conference Agenda

The three-day conference in 2024 is split into two parts.
Our main conference takes place on days 1 and 2.
Day 3 is optional and features hands-on workshops.

Agenda updates are continually released and subject to change.

Conference Day 1: June 11, 2024

The conference opening day, partially livestreamed, takes place on Tuesday, June 11, 2024, at Paulaner am Nockherberg.

  • Knowledge Fair & Breakfast
    09:30 - 11:00

    Take the opportunity to talk to our developers and consultants before the first presentation of the day. Accompanied by bits and bites for breakfast, you will find several booths at the conference location where you can ask the team behind Checkmk specific questions. Benefit from the exchange with the community and start the conference strong.

  • Welcome Introduction
    11:00 - 11:10
    Melina Weide (Team Lead Field Marketing, Checkmk)

    This is a big one - the 10th Checkmk Conference! 

  • State of Checkmk
    11:10 - 11:20
    Jan Justus (CEO, Checkmk)

    Let's use the conference anniversary to take a brief look back at the evolution of Checkmk over the last years and get a glimpse at what's ahead.

  • Checkmk 2.3 at a Glance
    11:20 - 12:30
    Martin Hirschvogel (CPO, Checkmk)

    Zoom out to dive deep – what were the paradigms and priorities that shaped our latest release.

    Learn about the major improvements coming in Checkmk 2.3.

  • Lunch Break
    12:30 - 14:00
  • New in 2.3: Powerful & efficient monitoring of web services
    14:00 - 14:30
    Marcel Arentz (Product Manager, Checkmk)

    Re-inventing one of the core features of Checkmk: monitoring of HTTP endpoints. How a necessity was turned into one of the best new features.

    With Checkmk 2.3, you can monitor at ease not only HTTP endpoints in unseen detail at scale, but also monitor in-depth the certificates of any application!

  • Self Service Website Monitoring with Checkmk
    14:30 - 15:00
    Thomas Schmitz & Michael Wulff (REWE digital)
  • New in 2.3: Synthetic Monitoring has arrived!
    15:00 - 15:45
    Simon Meggle (Product Manager, Checkmk)

    When it comes to measuring the quality of applications, the only right perspective is the perspective of the user. With Checkmk 2.3 it is possible to monitor any application from exactly this perspective - thanks to Synthetic Monitoring, based on Robot Framework and Robotmk. This talk presents the most important facts and features. 

  • Coffee Break
    15:45 - 16:15
  • New in 2.3: Next generation database monitoring
    16:15 - 16:35
    Marcel Arentz (Product Manager, Checkmk)

    Welcome to the future of database monitoring with Checkmk.
    Now you can monitor all databases compatible with MS SQL queries with the redesigned MS SQL plugin. The more powerful architecture enables monitoring of all local databases and in-depth monitoring of remote databases such as MS Azure SQL. 

    MS SQL is just the beginning of the journey. Learn more about the background of this revolution, and the bright outlook ahead. 

  • New in 2.3: More Developer APIs
    16:35 - 17:15
    Moritz Kiemer (Team Lead Development, Checkmk)

    A better and more capable set of developer tools means even more extendibility for Checkmk. Tune in on the future of plugin development, and how you can future-proof your work by coding with our new Developer APIs.

  • New in 2.3: Improved UX
    17:15 - 18:00
    Tanja Hohenstatt (UX Designer, Checkmk)

    Checkmk gets more capable every year, and you are deploying it in ever more advanced and dynamic environments. With increasingly complex infrastructures, a great user experience becomes absolutely imperative for a monitoring tool. 

    Let our UX Designer Tanja walk you through our efforts to make using Checkmk more consistent, efficient, accessible and forgiving to work with. 

  • Evening Event
    19:00 - 23:59

    This year's evening event will take place at München Hoch5, providing all those taking part in the conference in Munich the possibility to interact in person. It's the perfect time to let the first insightful conference day sink in. Enjoy some music, delicious food and drinks together, and especially celebrate the Checkmk Conference Anniversary with us!

Conference Day 2: June 12, 2024

The second conference day on Wednesday is also taking place at Paulaner am Nockherberg and will close the official part for every participant – online and on-site.

  • Knowledge Fair & Breakfast
    09:00 - 09:30

    Take the opportunity to talk to our developers and consultants before the first presentation of the day. Accompanied by bits and bites for breakfast, you will find several booths at the conference location where you can ask the team behind Checkmk specific questions. Benefit from the exchange with the community and start your day right.

  • Goodbye PUE, hello full stack efficiency. Getting energy efficiency right for data centers.
    09:30 - 10:00
    To be announced, Martin Hirschvogel (CPO, Checkmk)

    Data centers are the backbone of our society. The continued growth in new data centers and their endless appetite for energy is however a major issue for our society. With power usage effectiveness hitting peak, we need to rethink energy efficiency in data centers. 

  • Checkmk @ Deutsche Börse
    10:00 - 10:45
    Jens Kühnel (SysAdmin, Deutsche Börse)
  • Coffee Break
    10:45 - 11:00
  • Setting downtimes on related hosts/services automatically 
    11:00 - 11:20
    Gerd Stolz (Monitoring Lead, SVA), Michael Hoess (Engineer, SVA)

    vSphere reports an ESXi host in maintenance or a host is set to downtime and goes offline but now all the connected ports on your network switches report critical down states? These alerts can be prevented with our rule-based maintenance plugin that sets downtimes automatically.

    Think of it as service dependency light!

  • You should monitor your enterprise middleware!
    11:20 - 11:50
    Pedro Monteiro (CEO, Lynxmind)

    Enterprise middleware is essential to almost any larger company for it's software solutions to benefit from each other. Visibility is thus key and should be a priority for everyone. Learn how we extended Checkmk to monitor the TIBCO stack, one of the leading ecosystems in that field. We will share which metrics matter, and how you can make the most out of it in Checkmk.

    A lesson, which you can use for any other enterprise middleware, or actually, any other Checkmk extension.

  • Use Checkmk, they said. It’ll be FUN, they said! Ha!
    11:50 - 12:15
    Sune Beermann (Runnerz)

    How do you design a monitoring platform that doesn’t compromise on security while still being able to do the day to day tasks needed in a world of an MSP, where no customer is alike?

    We needed a solution for our growing customer base moving to our Checkmk platform, and the original design was not up for the task.

    A design the ended up build with Almalinux, FreeIPA, HaProxy, Wireguard, Ansible, Foreman and much much more and last but not least FUN!

  • Lunch Break
    12:15 - 13:45
  • Checkmk Cloud - How I learned to stop worrying and love SaaS
    13:45 - 14:15
    Christian Reiser & Jonas Dieterle (Product Managers, Checkmk)

    We started working on a SaaS product almost exactly two years ago. A big bet on an entirely new deployment mode that allows users to forget about the operational layers of Checkmk and instead simply focus on what matters most: great monitoring. 

    We’re excited to give you an update and show you what we’ve built - join us in taking an in-depth look behind the curtains.

  • Cloud monitoring made simple: The future of multi-step workflows
    14:15 - 14:35
    Pung Manosroi (Product Manager, Checkmk)

    Follow us on our journey reinventing the configuration of Checkmk. With the new cloud configuration wizard, we are introducing a new simple mechanism for configuring multi-step workflows in Checkmk.

    No more jumping around in the UI. Get things done quickly. Start monitoring!

  • You will love Checkmk notifications in 2.4
    14:35 - 15:00
    Tanja Hohenstatt (UX Designer, Checkmk)

    A monitoring without notifications is like a computer without a screen. But, alerts are also the bane of monitoring. Getting notifications right to avoid alert fatigue or useless notifications is essential. Checkmk's notification system is incredibly powerful, but comes with a steep learning curve.

    With Checkmk 2.4, we will rework the Checkmk notifications, so that you'll love it.  

  • Coffee Break
    15:00 - 15:30
  • What's next for Checkmk
    15:30 - 17:00
    Martin Hirschvogel (CPO, Checkmk) & Lars Michelsen (CTO, Checkmk)

    Kick back after two days of in-depth updates, and get a sneak peek at our longer term plans for Checkmk, and how we think of our strategic roadmap.

  • Workshop Dinner
    18:00 - 22:00

    Everybody having a workshop ticket for the third day will have access to our special dinner after the main conference program of day 2. We are delighted to spend another evening with you, our community, while you're still in Munich. Let's reflect on the conference in a calm atmosphere while enjoying delicious drinks and food from Paulaner am Nockherberg.

Conference Day 3: June 13, 2024

The third conference day is optional for those wanting to get even more out of their #CMKConf10 experience and deepen specific knowledge in one of our workshops. Find the generic schedule of our workshops below.

Our workshops are on-site only to ensure the highest quality in interaction. A workshop ticket requires physical attendance at the Checkmk Conference #10.

We are still working on the workshop selection and will update this website as more information becomes available.

  • Morning Workshops
    08:30 - 12:00
    • #1: Automating Checkmk via the REST API [EN, half-day]
    • #2: Security Best Practices [EN, half-day]
    • #3: Synthetic Monitoring with Checkmk 2.3: Developing Expertise in Robotmk and Test Creation [EN, full-day]
    • #4: Introduction to Checkmk Plug-in Development [EN, full-day]
    • #5: Migrating Plug-ins from Checkmk 2.2 to 2.3 [EN, half-day]
    • #6: Network and Cybersecurity Traffic Monitoring Using ntopng [EN, full-day]
    • #7: Ansible for Beginners [EN, full-day]
  • Lunch Break
    12:00 - 13:15
  • Afternoon Workshops
    13:15 - 17:00
    • #1: Automating Checkmk via the REST API [DE, half-day]
    • #3: Synthetic Monitoring with Checkmk 2.3: Developing Expertise in Robotmk and Test Creation [EN, full-day]
    • #4: Introduction to Checkmk Plug-in Development [EN, full-day]
    • #6: Network and Cybersecurity Traffic Monitoring Using ntopng [EN, full-day]
    • #7: Ansible for Beginners [EN, full-day]