TDT Network Monitoring With Checkmk

Professional monitoring - certified experts

"Made in Germany": Since 1978, the TDT company has been synonymous with security and innovation in telecommunications. With professional monitoring from TDT and Checkmk, you can be certain that your network is in capable hands at any given time - at a company that was certified in 2017 according to BSI on the basis of IT-basic protection.

The TDT Checkmk monitoring system is a comprehensive solution for professional network, hardware and data center monitoring as well as the monitoring of applications and operating systems. For this purpose, TDT-Checkmk relies on open source and the optimized Checkmk´s "Micro-Core" , representing a further development of the proven Nagios core.

The IT monitoring system is ideally suited for branch and retail networks. In a resource-efficient manner, the monitored devices are contacted only once in each test interval and all data is transmitted in the form of a "passive check". Supported by Checkmk's "Micro-Core", excellent performance is guaranteed, even when a large number of hosts and services are to be monitored. 

As a result, shorter test intervals can be achieved, which in turn allows alarms to be triggered more quickly if required and data, e.g. network load, to be recorded far more accurately. Several stand-alone monitoring servers can be combined into a virtual overall system - for the purposes of monitoring distributed across different locations or for load balancing. In this case, the configuration can be managed centrally and is then distributed automatically.

You can still easily maintain a clear overview - even in the case of large networks and complex applications - thanks to the structured Web interface. Here, the person responsible for the network and the help desk receive all relevant data displayed quickly and in a clear manner. The customizable, multi-level alerting system keeps you up to date at all times and actively informs you of any irregularities via e-mail or, in the case of critical components, also via SMS or Pushover.

TDT devices can always be seamlessly and quickly incorporated into an already existing monitoring system. The Checkmk agent is firmly integrated into our firmware and is thus available on all devices by default.

This way, all important parameters of your TDT router can be monitored. Checks specially adapted to our TDT routers read out radio and DSL parameters, among others, and display them in a clearly arranged manner in the monitoring.

All features in detail

  • Checkmk: the comprehensive IT monitoring solution
  • The Checkmk´s "Micro-Core" guarantees excellent performance
    • Even in the case of a large number of hosts and services being monitored
      • Short test intervals can be implemented
      • Faster alarming
      • More accurate data acquisition (e.g. network load)
  • Based on open source software
  • Expandable and customizable system architecture
  • Distributed, cross-site monitoring in a virtual overall system with central management possible
  • REST interface for easy interaction/integration of other systems
  • Equipment manufacturer-independent technology through
    • The usage of Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP)
    • Already existing or self-created Checkmk agents
  • The Checkmk agent is already integrated in all our TDT routers and gateways, so seamless and fast integration into an existing monitoring system is possible at any time.
  • End device communication can be secured via SSH.
  • Web interface access via SSL/TLS-encrypted connections
  • Web interface authentication through user accounts
  • User data synchronization using LDAP (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol)
  • Management of rights for the web interface through different user roles
  • Web interface for common browsers and mobile devices
  • Central status view showcasing the most recent events and a schematic representation of the network
  • Overview of state and availability as well as occurred errors and warnings on all monitored end devices
  • Subdivision of the monitored devices into OUs (organizational units) in order to accurately model corporate structures
  • Flexible search function for quick and convenient access to the required information
  • Dynamically customizable web interface for each user
  • Visualization via network topology view and geo-location map
  • All important TDT router parameters are monitored and clearly displayed.
  • Checks specially designed for our TDT routers read out radio and DSL parameters and display them clearly in the monitoring.
  • The necessary information is retrieved from the end device via so-called passive checks and using only a single connection, which can be secured via SSH if desired.
  • Monitoring via agent, SNMP or both
  • Multi-level, individually customizable alarm system
  • In case of violation of user-defined parameters, alarms are triggered in order to detect and eliminate emerging bottlenecks at an early stage.
  • Extensive statistics and reporting features
  • Via Checkmk agent plug-ins, the scope of the retrieved data can be extended to meet customer-specific requirements.