Application Monitoring with openITCOCKPIT

Velocity Sensor

Service Template and Host Groups

To facilitate a subsequent service template roll-out, it is useful to group all service templates and all hosts for a specific monitoring scenario in service template groups and host groups. To do so, you first must add one or more new Microsoft SQL servers to the MSSQL_ALL host group only and assign the service template group to the hostgroup with the Allocate hostgroup selection item – the services included in the service template group are now assigned to all hosts in one fell swoop.

Pressing the Refresh Configuration Monitoring button (top right next to the system clock) applies any customizations to your monitoring configuration in openITCOCKPIT and enables monitoring – our Microsoft SQL database is now monitored by openITCOCKPIT. We have thus taken the first step in application monitoring.


Availability monitoring is not rocket science and can be achieved with free open source tools like openITCOCKPIT, which lets you monitor all applications and application landscapes. In this way, IT managers have a handy tool that tells them exactly where in the IT landscape something is going wrong.


  1. openITCOCKPIT Community Edition:
  2. openITCOCKPIT download on GitHub:
  3. Check_mssql_health plugin:

The Author

Robert Braun is a system engineer and Oliver Graß is a senior consultant at it-novum GmbH.

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