New Check_MK beta release 1.5.0b2

Dear friends of Check_MK,

the new beta release 1.5.0b2 of Check_MK is ready for download.

We are making good progress in stabilizing the 1.5.0 release. One reason for
this is the helpful feedback we received from you. Thanks a lot for this!
Please keep up testing our beta releases and give us feedback in case you
experience any problems.

To focus on the 1.5 beta feedback we have created a dedicated mail address:

All mails to this address will be used to improve the 1.5 and are
completely free of charge.

This test release ships with 48 changes affecing all editions of Check_MK,
10 Enterprise Edition specific changes and 0 Managed Services Edition specific changes.

This release will be in active maintaintenance until 2018-05-26.
The passive maintenance will be until 2018-06-25. For details take
a look at the Check_MK versions chapter of the Check_MK handbook.

Changes in all Check_MK Editions:

* 5913 FIX: webapi: Fixed handling of the option mode in service discovery
* 5982 FIX: BI: Only show bulk move action when targets are available
* 5980 FIX: BI: Fixed deletion of single aggregations

User interface:
* 6020 FIX: View permitted group selection: Increased size of select fields
* 5992 FIX: HW/SW Inventory: Fixed AttributeError if any plugin provides wrong data structure
* 5978 FIX: Fixed possible exception when user has invalid idle timeout value configured
* 5974 FIX: Fixed possible exception on background job detail page
* 5976 FIX: Fixed possible “AttributeError” exception on custom graph list page
* 5977 FIX: Fixed broken dropdown fields in several places
* 6027 FIX: Fixed availability CSV export when summary is disabled
* 5800 FIX: Availability: UNMONITORED timeperiods were incorrectly used in computation results in certain scenarios
* 5979 FIX: Availability: Fixed broken highlighting of timeline entries on hover
* 5975 FIX: Agent output / SNMP walk download: Now processed asynchronously

Site management:
* 5985 FIX: htpasswd command is now available in all sites
* 6032 FIX: Debian/Ubuntu: Disable possible duplicate startup on systemd based systems

Other components:
* 6026 FIX: Updated pnp4nagios to 0.6.26
* 6030 FIX: NagVis: Updated to 1.9.8

Linux distributions:
* 6023 Add build support for Ubuntu 18.04 (bionic)

HW/SW inventory:
* 6025 docker_node_network: Inventory information about docker networks
* 6024 docker_container_network: Show nodes networks and ports
* 5983 FIX: docker_node_images: Fixed mixups between images of same repository and different tags

Event console:
* 6010 Service levels in event console rules can now have a precedence
* 6009 FIX: Rewrite event text in cancel events, too
* 5835 FIX: Improve performance of various event console queries.
* 5837 FIX: Fixed overflow event text for local limits.
* 5834 FIX: Fixed SNMPv3 credential handling in the event console.
* 5836 FIX: Event Console messages without a service level can be matched against service level 0 now.

Core & setup:
* 5973 FIX: Fixed broken SNMP walk download via GUI

Checks & agents:
* 5987 docker_container_mem: Check memory usage of docker containers
* 5988 docker_container_diskstat: Check disk usage of docker containers
* 5967 FIX: stormshield_cluster: Firewall configuration synchronization status results have not been mapped correctly
* 5968 FIX: raritan_pdu_ocprot: Now displays performance data
* 5754 FIX: netapp_api_vf_stats: now uses the correct number of CPUs
* 5713 FIX: mk_logwatch: Fix message rewriting and continuation patterns
* 5989 FIX: fireeye_content: Fixed exception, in case content update has never been performed
* 5757 FIX: esx_vsphere_sensors: ignore ‘Unknown’ sensors
* 5972 FIX: docker_node_info: Fixed crash when a node with older version reports null labels
* 5971 FIX: docker_node_disk_usage: Fix “No JSON object could be decoded” exception with older docker versions
* 6019 FIX: docker_container_cpu: Fixed calculation of CPU utilization
* 6028 FIX: chrony: Fixed incompatibility with RedHat 7.5
* 5756 FIX: check_mk_agent.linux, check_mk_agent.openwrt: specify message digest for encrypted agent output explicitly
* 5923 FIX: Windows: section MRPE was incorrectly formatted
* 5922 FIX: Windows agent: Many WMI queries could lead to integer overflow
* 5841 FIX: MSSQL plugin: fixed instance connection setup if at least one, but not all instances, use TCP ports
* 5840 FIX: MSSQL plugin: fixed detecting of default instance MSSQLSERVER in AlwaysOn environments
* 5801 FIX: Fixed incorrect check parameter assignment after tabula rasa
NOTE: Please refer to the migration notes!
* 5799 FIX: Availability: Fixed error in duration computation when merging identical states

* 5981 FIX: Fixed displaying of BI aggregation with icons

Changes in the Check_MK Enterprise Edition:

* 5969 FIX: Fixed possible “params” exception when editing sites after update
* 6022 FIX: Analyze configuration: Enabled livestatus proxy is now deceted correctly

Reporting & availability:
* 6035 FIX: Improved error handling when images can not be rendered
* 6034 FIX: Fixed adding combined graphs to reports

Metrics system:
* 5802 FIX: Graph rendering: fixed automatically scaling of vertical axis
* 6021 FIX: Combined graphs: Fixed handling of optional metrics

Livestatus proxy:
* 5970 Cascading livestatus proxy is now possible

Agent bakery:
* 5275 FIX: cmk-update-agent: Fix run-as-plugin mode (Regression since 1.5.0b1)
* 6029 FIX: Fixed error handling when RPM building fails
* 5984 FIX: Agent RPMs: Add missing “Vendor” RPM header

Changes in the Check_MK Managed Services Edition:


You can download Check_MK from our download page:

Please mail bug reports and qualified feedback to
We greatly thank you for using Check_MK and wish you a successful monitoring,

Your Check_MK Team

Mathias Kettner GmbH
Kellerstraße 29, 81667 München, Germany
Registergericht: Amtsgericht München, HRB 165902
Geschäftsführer: Mathias Kettner
Tel. +49 89 1890 435-0
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