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openITCOCKPIT 4.2.2 released


Today we have released the next version of openITCOCKPIT 4.2.2.

Most of the changes included in openITCOCKPIT 4.2.2 are quality of life improvements and minor bug fixes. We added a Copy to Clipboard button next to the check command line. With the new system setting BLUR_COMMAND_LINE_IN_BROWSER the check command line will be blurry by default. The idea behind this is to avoid leaking sensitive information on an active screen sharing sessions for example.

When creating new hosts and services, openITCOCKPIT will display a warning message if a host with the same name already exists. This check is bound to the user permissions. Host and services names don't need to be unique.

The SNMP discovery through Checkmk will now only display new services, that are not already monitored by the system. In addition a bug was fixed so it is possible to mix SNMP monitoring and monitoring via the Checkmk agent on the same host again.

IRC Announcement: Migrating to Libera Chat


For almost 9 years openITCOCKPIT used the freenode IRC network to communicate with the open source community. After some suspicious incidents, we decided to migrate our community IRC channel to the Libera Chat IRC network.

Our IRC channel and the #general channel of our Discord server are bridged together. It's up to you what protocol you are going to use to join the openITCOCKPIT community. 🙂

Your openITCOCKPIT Team

openITCOCKPIT 4.2 released


Today we have released the next version of openITCOCKPIT 4.2.

New openITCOCKPIT Monitoring Agent

The openITCOCKPIT Monitoring Agent is one of the major features of openITCOCKPIT 4. For this reason, we decided to rewrite the Agent from scratch to improve the stability and to be ready for the future.

Unfortunately, the new openITCOCKPIT Monitoring Agent has some breaking changes and openITCOCKPIT is not backwards compatible to the old monitoring Agent.

Learn how to update from Agent 1.x to 3.x

If you are interested why we decided to use Go instead of Python you can find more details in our dedicated blog post.

Many thanks to all users who tested the beta version of the openITCOCKPIT Monitoring Agent, created bug reports and provided constructive feedback. We really appreciate this!

openITCOCKPIT Monitoring Agent 3.0 - Public Beta


Today we launch the Public Beta of the openITCOCKPIT Monitoring Agent 3.0. Thanks to the feedback from the community users and enterprise customers we know that the openITCOCKPIT Monitoring Agent is very popular. Therefore we want to get rid of any nasty bugs and issues upfront.

To resolve all issues of the Monitoring Agent 1.x (Python) we decided to go the extra mile and to do a full rewrite of the software with Go.

openITCOCKPIT 4.1.4 introduces Import Module


Import Module (Beta)

Missed by many users openITCOCKPIT finally got an generic interface to import host and services from external services and datasources. We invite everyone to provide feedback about the Beta version of the Import Module. The stable release of the module will be included with openITCOCKPIT 4.2


The Import Module was designed to be easily extendable. It can be extended by submodules to add more data sources in future versions. The Beta version only supports to import data from .csv files. More data sources are planned.

All imported hosts get stored into a dedicated table and the only required field is a hostname or an ip address.