Zabbix Network Monitoring Essentials

Your one-stop solution to efficient network monitoring with Zabbix

Zabbix Network Monitoring Essentials

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Andrea Dalle Vacche, Stefano Kewan Lee

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ISBN 139781784399764
Paperback178 pages

Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Installing a Distributed Zabbix Setup
Zabbix architectures
Understanding Zabbix data flow
Understanding the Zabbix proxies' data flow
Installing Zabbix
Installing a database
Installing a Zabbix proxy
Installing the WebGUI interface
Summary
Chapter 2: Active Monitoring of Your Devices
Understanding Zabbix hosts
Going beyond Zabbix agents
Summary
Chapter 3: Monitoring Your Network Services
Monitoring the DNS
Apache monitoring
NTP monitoring
Squid monitoring
Summary
Chapter 4: Discovering Your Network
Finding hosts the Zabbix way
Low-level discovery
Summary
Chapter 5: Visualizing Your Topology with Maps and Graphs
Creating custom graphs
Maps – a quick setup for a large topology
Putting everything together with screens
Summary

What You Will Learn

  • 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

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Installing a Distributed Zabbix Setup
Zabbix architectures
Understanding Zabbix data flow
Understanding the Zabbix proxies' data flow
Installing Zabbix
Installing a database
Installing a Zabbix proxy
Installing the WebGUI interface
Summary
Chapter 2: Active Monitoring of Your Devices
Understanding Zabbix hosts
Going beyond Zabbix agents
Summary
Chapter 3: Monitoring Your Network Services
Monitoring the DNS
Apache monitoring
NTP monitoring
Squid monitoring
Summary
Chapter 4: Discovering Your Network
Finding hosts the Zabbix way
Low-level discovery
Summary
Chapter 5: Visualizing Your Topology with Maps and Graphs
Creating custom graphs
Maps – a quick setup for a large topology
Putting everything together with screens
Summary

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ISBN 139781784399764
Paperback178 pages
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