I have been doing som OMD/Check_MK bleeding edge testing and development, aswell as collecting interesting plugins and locals. Running a Debian Wheezy box on ESXi
Get and install the last omd package (as of 3 june 2014):
dpkg -i omd-1.11.20140601.wheezy.i386.deb
Stop and upgrade the site:
omd stop <sitename>
omd update <sitename>
omd start sitename>
Check for errors and reload
omd su <sitename>
Once in a while I’ve had some settings that do not upgrade successfully, and I’ve had to hunt bugs. One error that occurs, is the reset of NagVis rights when using MultisiteRights (http://mathias-kettner.de/checkmk_wato_nagvis_auth.html). This document has not been updated to reflect the latest changes, the file is now defined by a variable called “authorisation_multisite_file”, which is placed at ~/var/check_mk/wato/auth/auth.php. This variable also must be set.
To fix this, i have to set these properties each time i upgrade:
omd su <sitename>
The new OMD packages has native support for ESXi host monitoring (and automatic mapping VM<->Hosts). See http://mathias-kettner.de/checkmk_vsphere.html. Check up on the section about piggybacking for mapping vm-names with wato-host-names if these are not identical.
Plugins that I use besides the automaticly installed ones:
lm-sensors package, neatly packed by BenV: http://notes.benv.junerules.com/lmsensors/
apache_status (update the servers variable to hardcode which servers to monitor – autodetect is not working as intended for multiple servers. I usually set it to “servers = [ ( ‘http’, ‘::1’, 80 ),( ‘https’, ‘::1’, 443 ) ]”
check_apt (for checking debian packages) http://exchange.check-mk.org/index.php?option=com_remository&Itemid=53&func=startdown&id=114
mk_mysql – needs username/pwd in configfile, so watch out.