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Discover the latest release of openITCOCKPIT: Version 4.6.3


Our latest release comes packed with exciting new features, improved functionality, and bug fixes that make it the best version yet.

oAuth 2 Authentication with Microsoft Azure Active Directory

With oAuth 2 authentication, you can securely access and manage your IT monitoring data using your Microsoft Azure credentials. This integration is ideal for organizations that use Microsoft Azure for their cloud infrastructure and want to streamline their IT monitoring processes.

openITCOCKPIT 4.6.2 released


openITCOCKPIT version 4.6.2 has been release and is a minor release with contains bug fixes for several issues.

User defined thresholds for System Health checks

The integrated self monitoring of openITCOCKPIT can now be adjusted by passing own threshold values.

openITCOCKPIT 4.6.1 released


openITCOCKPIT version 4.6.1 has been released. This release contains a workaround for a bug within the mysqldump command.

Usually we never release a new version on a friday and the last stable release has happen only four days ago. How ever, we noticed a breaking change within the mysqldump command from version 8.0.31 to 8.0.32.

Bug report:

The mysqldump command used by openITCOCKPIT's Backup and Restore feature makes use of the --single-transaction option which requires now RELOAD or FLUSH_TABLES privileges. Both privileges belongs to the Server administration context according to the MySQL documentation.

Due to the MySQL user used by openITCOCKPIT does not have these privileges, mysqldump returns the following error message

mysqldump: Couldn't execute 'FLUSH TABLES': Access denied; you need (at least one of) the RELOAD or FLUSH_TABLES privilege(s) for this operation (1227)

and creates an empty SQL file.

It looks like it is a bit unclear if this is a wanted behavior or not. To restore the "Backup and Restore" feature of openITCOCKPIT, and also the automatic generation of database backups we decided to release openITCOCKPIT 4.6.1.

For now we applied a simple workaround by removing the --single-transaction option from the mysqldump command. (See the patch)

This workaround gives us the time required, to come up with a proper solution.

Sorry for the inconvenience.

All changes are available in the changelog.

How to Update

Please see the official documentation of how to update openITCOCKPIT.

Your openITCOCKPIT Team

openITCOCKPIT 4.6.0 released


openITCOCKPIT version 4.6.0 has been released. This release is packed with new features and improvements so update now 😊

SLA Reporting

One of the new major features is the Service-level agreement (SLA) Module. The model can be used to define one or multiple SLAs with different thresholds. The SLA module follows the same logic as all reports from openITCOCKPIT, so you can decide if outages that occurs during a scheduled downtime (maintenance) should be ignored. In addition it is possible to define own time periods (for example 24x7 or 5x8) and bank holidays for the SLA calculation.

The complete documentation is here available.

SLAs could be assigend via a host template, the host configuration or through a mass assignment. The SLA calculation will be done one a day. The current availability will be shown at the details page of a host or service. There is also a detailed overview about the current availability per host and service available.

Of course the SLA Module also provide an overview of all objects which are taken into account by the SLA.

openITCOCKPIT 4.5.5 released


openITCOCKPIT version 4.5.5 has been released - One of your new year's resolutions should be, to update your openITCOCKPIT installation 😉.

Upcoming changes

openITCOCKPIT and the underlying components will require at least PHP 7.4 with the next minor release (openITCOCKPIT 4.6). Please be aware that PHP 7.4 is already end of life since 28 Nov 2022. How ever, there are still versions of Ubuntu and Debian, that ship even older versions of PHP.

For this reason we decided to drop support for Ubuntu Bionic and Debian Buster.

We do not recommend to update the installed PHP version. This could lead to issues when you try to upgrade to a new release of Ubuntu or Debian!

Drop support of Ubuntu Bionic (18.04)

Official end of life of Ubuntu Bionic 18.04 is scheduled for April 2023.

Therefore openITCOCKPIT 4.5.5 will be one of the last release for Ubuntu Bionic. Please update to Ubuntu Focal to receive further updates.

PHP version: 7.2. End of life since: 30 Nov 2020

Drop support of Debian Buster (10)

Debian Buster (10) is not supported by the Debian security team anymore!

Therefore openITCOCKPIT 4.5.5 will be one of the last release for Debian Buster. Please update to Debian Bullseye to receive further updates.

PHP version: 7.3. End of life since: 6 Dec 2021

Resolved an issue when installing modules

This version also resolves an issue when installing modules of openITCOCKPIT itself. Depending on the operating system and the used PHP version, missing folders were not created as expected. While installing openITCOCKPIT 4.5.5, the system will check for any missing folders and create them automatically if necessary.