PacktLib: Zabbix 1.8 Network Monitoring

Zabbix 1.8 Network Monitoring

Credits

About the Author

About the Reviewers

Preface

Getting Started with Zabbix

First steps in monitoring

Zabbix features and architecture

Installation

Getting the source

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

Slackware

The Web frontend

Summary

Getting Your First Notification

Exploring the frontend

Monitoring quickstart

Information flow in Zabbix

Let's create some load

Basic item configuration

Summary

Monitoring with Zabbix Agents and Basic Protocols

Using Zabbix agent

Simple checks

Tying it all together

Summary

Monitoring SNMP and IPMI Devices

Simple Network Management Protocol

Intelligent Platform Management Interface

Summary

Managing Hosts, Users, and Permissions

Host and host groups

Users, user groups, and permissions

Summary

Acting Upon Monitored Conditions

Triggers

Actions

Summary

Simplifying Complex Configuration with Templates

Identifying template candidates

Creating a template

Linking templates to hosts

Using multiple templates

Nested templates

Summary

Visualizing the Data

Visualize what?

Single elements

Compound elements

Showing data on a big display

Summary

Creating Reports

Simple reports

Bar reports

Summary

Advanced Item Monitoring

Aggregate items

External checks

User parameters

Other methods to gather data

Summary

Monitoring Windows and Web Pages

Monitoring web pages

Windows-specific monitoring

Summary

Using Proxies to Monitor Remote Locations

When proxies are useful

Setting up the proxy

Monitoring a host through a proxy

Proxy benefits

Proxy reliability

Tweaking proxy configuration

Summary

Working Closely with Data

Getting raw data

Diving further in the database

Using XML import/export for configuration

Summary

Upgrading Zabbix

General policy

Upgrading Zabbix

Compatibility

Summary

Taking Care of Zabbix

Internal items

Performance considerations

Who did that?

Real men make no backups

Summary

Troubleshooting

Troubleshooting

Troubleshooting

Troubleshooting

Troubleshooting

Troubleshooting

Being Part of the Community

Being Part of the Community

Being Part of the Community

Being Part of the Community

Being Part of the Community