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Provision CheckMK server and client


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Version information

  • 0.3.3 (latest)
  • 0.3.2
  • 0.3.1
  • 0.3.0
  • 0.2.1
  • 0.2.0
  • 0.1.0
released Jan 26th 2023
This version is compatible with:
  • Puppet Enterprise 2023.2.x, 2023.1.x, 2023.0.x, 2021.7.x, 2021.6.x, 2021.5.x, 2021.4.x, 2021.3.x, 2021.2.x, 2021.1.x, 2021.0.x, 2019.8.x
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  • r10k or Code Manager
  • Bolt
  • Manual installation
  • Direct download

Add this module to your Puppetfile:

mod 'zaben-checkmk', '0.3.3'
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Add this module to your Bolt project:

bolt module add zaben-checkmk
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Manually install this module globally with Puppet module tool:

puppet module install zaben-checkmk --version 0.3.3

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zaben/checkmk — version 0.3.3 Jan 26th 2023



Provisions the CheckMK server and client.


To set up a CheckMK server:

class { '::checkmk':
  mode                     => 'server',
  version                  => '2.1.0p14',
  sha256_hash              => '8804c0291e897f6185b147613a5fc86d61c0bcf73eaac5b11d90afe58af10c9f', # SHA256 hash of requested version, this can be found at:
  cmkadmin_user_password   => 'changeme123', # Password for the `cmkadmin` user
  automation_user_password => 'changeme456', # Password for the `automation` user

This will provision a CheckMK server with default configuration. This can be accessed from: http://<server-ip>/default. To login, use the cmkadmin credentials.

To set up a CheckMK agent:

class { '::checkmk':
  mode                    => 'agent',
  agent_download_protocol => 'http', # The protocol that should be used when talking to the CheckMK server
  agent_download_host     => '', # The hostname or IP address of the CheckMK server

All configurations can be set using Hiera.

checkmk::mode: 'server'
checkmk::download_url: ''
checkmk::sha256_hash: '8804c0291e897f6185b147613a5fc86d61c0bcf73eaac5b11d90afe58af10c9f'
checkmk::cmkadmin_user_password: 'changeme123'
checkmk::automation_user_password: 'changeme456'


Currently only tested and supported Debian based systems. Only the Raw version of CheckMK has been tested but this module may work with the paid server versions.


To contribute to this module, please fork the repository and submit a pull request. All commits should be squashed into a single commit and the commit message should follow the Conventional Commits specification.


Run the following commands to test the module in your local environment:

bundle install
bundle exec rake spec
bundle exex rake beaker