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Zabbix Network Monitoring Essentials [Video]

Christoph Haas

Leverage the advanced features of Zabbix to set up a professional network monitoring system quickly and efficiently
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Video Details

ISBN 139781782165507
Course Length2 hours 33 minutes

About This Video

  • Get a fast-paced tour through the essential parts of Zabbix
  • Set up your own monitoring system so Zabbix can inform you if your IT infrastructure starts misbehaving
  • Learn to make practical use of features you won’t find in the documentation
  • Look over the shoulder of an experienced system administrator and see how to use Zabbix in your daily business

Who This Video Is For

If you're a professional system and network administrator who is responsible for the reliable operation of an IT network then this video course is for you. All you need to know is how to manage Linux systems and network services. Additional use of scripting languages such as Python, Perl, or Ruby can extend Zabbix's functionality for monitoring your own custom services.

Table of Contents

Quick start
Installing the Zabbix Software Appliance
Brief Tour through the Web Interface
Exploring the Dashboard
Zabbix server installation
Software Components
Zabbix Server Installation
Web Interface Preparation
Getting your first notification
Installing the Zabbix Agent on the Server
Adding an Item
Adding a Trigger
Adding an Action to Send an E-mail
Hosts and templates
Hosts
Automatic Host Discovery
Templates
Maintenance Periods
Items
Item Parameters Explained
Filtering Items
Item History and Ad hoc Graphs
Adding Items Using UserParameters
Automatic Item Discovery
User Macros
Triggers, actions, and media
Triggers
Trigger Dependencies
Actions
Remote Commands
Escalations and Acknowledgments
Media Types
Users, screens, and maps
User Management
User Access Permissions
Screens
Maps
Displaying Data in Maps

What You Will Learn

  • Install and configure your own Zabbix server with the required database and web frontend
  • Quick start by setting up an item, a trigger, and an action to get a minimal working setup
  • Automatically monitor servers in your network by managing hosts and using automatic host discovery
  • Add items to hosts for gathering information about the servers' states. Use templates to avoid repetitive tasks
  • Learn how to zoom and pan data in the interactive graph viewer by accessing the history of monitored items
  • Add personalized items by creating user parameters if Zabbix lacks the required functionality
  • Manage triggers to identify a problem in your infrastructure. Add trigger dependencies to avoid redundant alerts
  • Set up specific actions to provide alerts to the required contacts or automatically try to fix the issue
  • Manage users and user groups to assign fine-grained control to the people that use and manage your Zabbix installation
  • Set up screens and maps to visualize the state of your network and keep track of complex infrastructures

In Detail

Isn't it embarrassing when your customers complain about your IT infrastructure? A well-managed Zabbix server informs you about any problems before they lead to noticeable outages. You can rely on Zabbix to inform the right contact about getting the issue fixed.

"Zabbix Network Monitoring Essentials" is an extensive video course that gives a complete introduction into the key features of the enterprise-grade Zabbix monitoring software. Learn how to set up your own monitoring server and leverage many useful features that are hidden in the documentation. The course starts by showing you a fresh installation of the Zabbix server. All relevant functionality will be explained step by step while going through the web interface.

First you'll learn how to gather information from your servers by using the Zabbix agent. You'll then make use of triggers to define which conditions depict actual problems and should raise an alert. Additionally you'll learn how to visualize the items and triggers in screens and maps.

By the end of the course you will have set up and learnt to manage a Zabbix server like a pro.

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