Zabbix 1.8 Network Monitoring
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- Start with the very basics of Zabbix, an enterprise-class open source network monitoring solution, and move up to more advanced tasks later
- Efficiently manage your hosts, users, and permissions
- Get alerts and react to changes in monitored parameters by sending out e-mails, SMSs, or even execute commands on remote machines
- In-depth coverage for both beginners and advanced users with plenty of practical, working examples and clear explanations
Book DetailsLanguage : English
Paperback : 428 pages [ 235mm x 191mm ]
Release Date : March 2010
ISBN : 184719768X
ISBN 13 : 9781847197689
Author(s) : Rihards Olups
Topics and Technologies : All Books, Networking and Servers, Networking & Telephony, Open Source
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Getting Started with Zabbix
Chapter 2: Getting Your First Notification
Chapter 3: Monitoring with Zabbix Agents and Basic Protocols
Chapter 4: Monitoring SNMP and IPMI Devices
Chapter 5: Managing Hosts, Users, and Permissions
Chapter 6: Acting Upon Monitored Conditions
Chapter 7: Simplifying Complex Configuration with Templates
Chapter 8: Visualizing the Data
Chapter 9: Creating Reports
Chapter 10: Advanced Item Monitoring
Chapter 11: Monitoring Windows and Web Pages
Chapter 12: Using Proxies to Monitor Remote Locations
Chapter 13: Working Closely with Data
Chapter 14: Upgrading Zabbix
Chapter 15: Taking Care of Zabbix
Appendix A: Troubleshooting
Appendix B: Being Part of the Community
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As root, edit /etc/zabbix/zabbix_agentd.conf on Another Host and change the Hostname line to have the Zabbix proxy IP address instead of the Zabbix server IP address.
Hostname should be Server
What you will learn from this book
- Monitor servers that runs on most Unix-like operating systems, including Linux, AIX, FreeBSD, OpenBSD and Solaris, as well as Windows boxes
- Use proxies to monitor remote locations
- Visualize gathered data with graphs, pie charts, network maps, and other elements
- Directly monitor your SNMP (v1, 2, and 3) and IPMI devices
- Monitor any possible source of data with flexible user parameters
- Simplify and streamline your Zabbix configuration using templates
- Monitor your network by creating reports and charts using the built-in reporting capabilities of Zabbix
- Learn about the best options for showing data on a large display for help desk or technical personnel
Imagine you're celebrating the start of the weekend with Friday-night drinks with a few friends. And then suddenly your phone rings -- one of the servers you administer has gone down, and it needs to be back up before tomorrow morning. So you drag yourself back to the office, only to discover that some log files have been growing more than usual over the past few weeks and have filled up the hard drive.
While the scenario above is very simplistic, something similar has happened to most IT workers at one or another point in their careers. To avoid such situations this book will teach you to monitor your network hardware, servers, and web performance using Zabbix- an open source system monitoring and reporting solution.
The versatility of Zabbix allows monitoring virtually anything, but getting started with the new concepts can take some time. This book will take you through the most common tasks in a hands-on, step by step manner.
Zabbix is a very flexible IT monitoring suite, but not every part of it is immediately clear to new users. Following the instructions in this book should allow you to set up monitoring of various metrics on various devices, including Linux and Windows machines, SNMP devices, IPMI enabled server,s and other network attached equipment. You will learn to define conditions – such a temperature being too high or service being down – and act upon them by notifying user by email, SMS, or even restarting service. You will learn to visualize the gathered data with graphs and the various tips and tricks that are provided will help to use Zabbix more efficiently and avoid common pitfalls.
This book covers setting up Zabbix from the scratch and gradually introduces basic components of Zabbix, moving to more advanced topics later. Book's scope is based on the author's experience of working with Zabbix for many years, as well as on the questions users have asked on the Zabbix IRC channel and forums.
Monitor your network with ease using the open source Zabbix suite with this hands-on, practical guide
This is a hand-on step-by-step book in a tutorial style. All configuration steps that are required to reach goals are explained in detail that should leave no reader stuck. Exact commands are provided for setting up and testing the configuration and screenshots of the user interface allow you to be sure that you are using the correct interface section. The author's experience with Zabbix enables him to share insights on using Zabbix effectively, in a clear and friendly way.
Who this book is for
This book assumes no experience with Zabbix and minimal experience with Linux. Knowledge provided by this book, will be useful if:
- you are responsible for managing in-house IT infrastructure such as network hardware, servers, and web pages
- you are responsible for managing non-IT infrastructure that provides data such as temperature, flow, and other readings
- you have clients with strict accessibility requirements and want to monitor hardware that provides services to them
- you are a system administrator who wants to monitor the network hardware, servers, and web performance