Conference Workshops

On June 22, 2023, the Checkmk Conference workshops will take place at Smartvillage in Bogenhausen, Munich. 

We chose la crème de la crème from our past conference to offer everybody a second chance to visit our fast-selling workshops. Additionally, a new selection of workshops will be added soon - stay tuned, there's more to come. 

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Morning workshop details

Find the descriptions of our morning half-day workshops below. Each workshop has individual prerequisits that are included in the workshop descriptions. Note the language indication accompaying the workshop title when booking.

  • Workshop #1: Automating Checkmk via the new REST-API [EN]
    08:30 - 12:00
    Marsellus Schulte

    The new Rest-API of Checkmk opens up new opportunities for automating your monitoring. Automation can make your life easier and provides endless options. In this workshop you will learn what is possible with the new Rest-API and how to get things done more quickly. Configure your monitoring, operate it and get status information. We will dive deeper into how to integrate Checkmk with multiple data sources for automation. We will also look into using the Rest-API with deployment tools. To sum up, this workshop will introduce the concepts behind the API and with practical examples teach you how to automate things yourself.

    Prerequisits: programming experience and good Checkmk understanding

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  • Workshop #2: Security best practices [EN]
    08:30 - 12:00
    Ralf Spenneberg

    Monitoring is at the heart of your IT. Thus, it needs to be secure. Security expert Ralf Spenneberg will show how you secure your monitoring. Checkmk provides all of the tools to enable enterprise-grade security. Sometimes the options are hidden, not enabled or need configuration. In this workshop, Ralf will discuss the Checkmk architecture in the context of security and will explain and demonstrate the configuration of a secure setup of a Checkmk installation. The best security practices concerning the Checkmk agent connection, distributed configuration, access via SNMP and special agents, SSL/TLS connections to VMware and LDAP, the certificate store and the password store will be covered by this workshop. There will also be time to discuss specific questions you might face in your own set-up.

    Prerequisits: Basic Knowledge about Checkmk
     

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Afternoon workshop details

Find the descriptions of our afternoon half-day workshops below. Each workshop has individual prerequisits that are included in the workshop descriptions. Note the language indication accompaying the workshop title when booking.

  • Workshop 1: Automating Checkmk via the new REST-API [DE]
    13:30 - 17:00
    Robert Sander

    The new Rest-API of Checkmk opens up new opportunities for automating your monitoring. Automation can make your life easier and provides endless options. In this workshop you will learn what is possible with the new Rest-API and how to get things done more quickly. Configure your monitoring, operate it and get status information. We will dive deeper into how to integrate Checkmk with multiple data sources for automation. We will also look into using the Rest-API with deployment tools. To sum up, this workshop will introduce the concepts behind the API and with practical examples teach you how to automate things yourself.

    Prerequisits: programming experience and good Checkmk understanding

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Full-day workshop details

Find the description of our full-day workshop below. Each workshop has individual prerequisits that are included in the workshop description. Note the language indication accompanying the workshop title when booking.

  • Workshop #3: End-to-end monitoring with Robotmk [EN]
    08:30 - 17:00
    Simon Meggle

    In addition to the basics of setting up Checkmk and the test clients of the Robot Framework, Simon will show you everything you need to know about creating application tests in live coding sessions. Especially image recognition methods for old legacy applications will be highlighted. For web testing, you will get to know the “BrowserLibrary”, which is the successor of the proven Selenium library. At the end of the workshop you will have a solid basic knowledge of Robot Framework syntax, creating XPath and CSS selectors and advanced topics like debugging, encrypting sensitive data, version control etc.

    All developed code examples will be made available to the participants afterwards so that they can implement them on their own after the course. 

    Prerequisits: Medium or advanced knowledge of Checkmk and practical experience. Interest in end-to-end-monitoring/synthetic monitoring.
     

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  • Workshop #4: Introduction to Checkmk plugin development [DE]
    08:30 - 17:00
    tbd

    One of the best features of Checkmk is the extensibility via check plug-ins and local checks. Both are powerful methods to monitor devices and applications, which are not covered by the extensive built-in plug-in library. This workshop will teach you how to write your own simple plug-ins.

    Prerequisits: Good understanding of Python programming and Checkmk

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  • Workshop #5: Advanced topics for Checkmk plugin development [DE]
    08:30 - 17:00
    Moritz Kiemer

    You have already written your own check plug-ins, and you want to dive deeper into this topic? Learn from our developer how we are writing check plug-ins and ask all your questions that ever arose concerning this topic. In total, we will go into the details of the Check-API, walkthrough the migration of plugins to the modern check API introduced with Checkmk 2.0, and also learn how to write GUI extensions. This way your plug-ins can be configured properly, and their output can be visualized with Perf-O-Meters. In addition, you will learn when and how to write special agents.

    Prerequisits: Experience in developing Checkmk plug-ins, good Python knowledge

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Bookable workshops

The following workshops are already bookable. There will be more to come based on your demands and our further planning. The seats are limited to ensure the highest-possible interaction quality possible. We will fill our workshop seats on a 'First come - first served' principle. 

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Workshop #1

Automating Checkmk via the new REST-API

Language: EN or GER

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Workshop #2

Security best practices with Checkmk

Language: EN

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Workshop #3

End-to-end monitoring with Robotmk

Language: EN

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