Zabbix Network Monitoring Essentials

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  • Deploy an effective distributed monitoring solution to your network scenarios
  • Effectively monitor a large number of network devices and your most critical network services
  • Build on Zabbix discovery features to adapt the monitoring solution to evolving networking scenarios
  • Identify critical metrics for your monitored devices and services
  • Automate trigger configuration and critical networking operations with the Zabbix API
  • Create compelling graphs and maps
  • Organize maps with a practical approach and create adaptive templates
  • Create a proactive alarm for the network services
  • Use historical monitoring data to create calculated and aggregated items
  • Use automatic discovery for network hosts and devices

This book will help you to implement a powerful network monitoring solution based on Zabbix. Beginning with the installation of Zabbix, you will be guided through the complex task of designing, configuring, and deploying an enterprise class solution to efficiently monitor the networking infrastructures. Focusing on DNS and proxies, IT admins will learn how to effectively monitor a large network using Zabbix.

Starting with a quick walk-through of the basics, this book will prove to be an invaluable tutorial if you intend to deploy a robust and secure monitoring system for your networking environment with 24/7 automated reporting and logging. With extensive coverage of network topology with maps and graphs, this book will enable you to set up an effective monitoring solution for your network infrastructure. The book's fast-paced, easy-to-follow approach ensures that you'll learn everything quickly and efficiently.

  • Effectively monitor a number of network devices based on network security and segments
  • Adapt your monitoring solution to an array of evolving network scenarios using Zabbix discovery features
  • A fast-paced guide to Zabbix network monitoring with a strategic focus on the collection and organization of data
Page Count 178
Course Length 5 hours 20 minutes
ISBN 9781784399764
Date Of Publication 26 Feb 2015


Andrea Dalle Vacche

Andrea Dalle Vacche is a highly skilled IT professional with over 15 years of industry experience.

He graduated from Univeristà degli Studi di Ferrara with an information technology certification. This laid the technology foundation that Andrea has built on ever since. He has acquired various other industry-respected accreditations from big players in the IT industry, which include Cisco, Oracle, ITIL, and of course, Zabbix. He also has a Red Hat Certified Engineer certification. Throughout his career, he has worked on many large-scale environments, often in roles that have been very complex, on a consultant basis. This has further enhanced his growing skillset, adding to his practical knowledge base and concreting his appetite for theoretical technical studying.

Andrea's love for Zabbix came from the time he spent in the Oracle world as a database administrator/developer. His time was mainly spent on reducing "ownership costs" with specialization in monitoring and automation. This is where he came across Zabbix and the technical and administrative flexibility that it offered. With this as a launch pad, Andrea was inspired to develop Orabbix, the first piece of open source software to monitor Oracle that is completely integrated with Zabbix. He has published a number of articles on Zabbix-related software, such as DBforBIX. His projects are publicly available on his website at

Currently, Andrea is working as a senior architect for a leading global investment bank in a very diverse and challenging environment. His involvement is very wide ranging, and he deals with many critical aspects of the Unix/Linux platforms and pays due diligence to the many different types of third-party software that are strategically aligned to the bank's technical roadmap.

Andrea also plays a critical role within the extended management team for the security awareness of the bank, dealing with disciplines such as security, secrecy, standardization, auditing, regulator requirements, and security-oriented solutions.

In addition to this book, he has also authored the following books:

  • Mastering Zabbix, Packt Publishing
  • Zabbix Network Monitoring Essentials, Packt Publishing

Stefano Kewan Lee

Stefano Kewan Lee is an IT consultant with more than 12 years of experience in system integration, security, and administration. He is a certified Zabbix specialist in large environments holds a Linux administration certification from the LPI and a GIAC GCFW certification from SANS Institute. When he's not busy breaking websites, he lives in the countryside with his two cats and two dogs and practices martial arts. In addition to this title, Stefano Kewan Lee is a coauthor of Mastering Zabbix, Packt Publishing.