[Check_mk (english)] Version of agent used (community)

Sketch checkmk at rednsx.org
Thu Feb 26 17:06:58 CET 2015

On Thu, 26 Feb 2015, Jolyon Brown wrote:

> We've been running check_mk-agent-1.2.4p5-1 locally here for quite some time
> with OMD version 1.20 - very happily I might add. 
> However there are a few things we'd like to get updates for, e.g. the patch
> to the ntpq check which adds the -n flag (a small example). Amongst the
> community, are people generally sticking with the default 'production'
> combination of agent and OMD versions, or updating the agents on a
> reasonably regular basis?

The general wisdom is that CMK will understand output from older versions 
of the agent, but may not properly understand output from newer versions. 
That means you should never run a newer agent than your monitoring server, 
or you may end up with incorrect results.

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