Zabbix Network Monitoring - Second Edition

Gather detailed statistics and data while monitoring the performance and availability of network devices and applications using the all-new Zabbix 3.0

Zabbix Network Monitoring - Second Edition

Rihards Olups

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Gather detailed statistics and data while monitoring the performance and availability of network devices and applications using the all-new Zabbix 3.0
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Book Details

ISBN 139781782161288
Paperback754 pages

Book Description

This book is a perfect starting point for monitoring with Zabbix. Even if you have never used a monitoring solution before, this book will get you up and running quickly, before guiding you into more sophisticated operations with ease. You'll soon feel in complete control of your network, ready to meet any challenges you might face.

Beginning with installation, you'll learn the basics of data collection before diving deeper to get to grips with native Zabbix agents and SNMP devices. You will also explore Zabbix's integrated functionality for monitoring Java application servers and VMware.

Beyond this, Zabbix Network Monitoring also covers notifications, permission management, system maintenance, and troubleshooting - so you can be confident that every potential challenge and task is under your control. If you're working with larger environments, you'll also be able to find out more about distributed data collection using Zabbix proxies.

Once you're confident and ready to put these concepts into practice, you'll find out how to optimize and improve performance. Troubleshooting network issues is vital for anyone working with Zabbix, so the book is also on hand to help you work through any technical snags and glitches you might face. Network monitoring doesn't have to be a chore - learn the tricks of the Zabbix trade and make sure you're network is performing for everyone who depends upon it.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Getting Started with Zabbix
The first steps in monitoring
Zabbix features and architecture
Installation
Summary
Chapter 2: Getting Your First Notification
Exploring the frontend
Monitoring quickstart
Information flow in Zabbix
Let's create some load
Basic item configuration
Using global search
Summary
Chapter 3: Monitoring with Zabbix Agents and Basic Protocols
Using the Zabbix agent
Simple checks
Tying it all together
Summary
Chapter 4: Monitoring SNMP Devices
Using Net-SNMP
Adding new MIBs
Polling SNMP items in Zabbix
Receiving SNMP traps
Summary
Chapter 5: Managing Hosts, Users, and Permissions
Hosts and host groups
Users, user groups, and permissions
Summary
Chapter 6: Detecting Problems with Triggers
Triggers
Summary
Chapter 7: Acting upon Monitored Conditions
Actions
Global scripts
Summary
Chapter 8: Simplifying Complex Configurations with Templates
Identifying template candidates
Creating a template
Linking templates to hosts
Using multiple templates
Using mass update
Nested templates
Summary
Chapter 9: Visualizing Data with Graphs and Maps
Visualize what?
Individual elements
Summary
Chapter 10: Visualizing Data with Screens and Slideshows
Screens
Slide shows
Showing data on a big display
Summary
Chapter 11: Advanced Item Monitoring
Log file monitoring
Reusing data on the server
User parameters
External checks
Sending in the data
SSH and Telnet items
Custom modules
Summary
Chapter 12: Automating Configuration
Low-level discovery
Global regular expressions
Network discovery
Active agent autoregistration
Summary
Chapter 13: Monitoring Web Pages
Monitoring a simple web page
Logging in to the Zabbix interface
Authentication options
Using agent items
Summary
Chapter 14: Monitoring Windows
Installing the Zabbix agent for Windows
Querying performance counters
Querying WMI
Monitoring Windows services
Windows event log monitoring
Summary
Chapter 15: High-Level Business Service Monitoring
Deciding on the service tree
Setting up IT services
Viewing reports
Specifying uptime and downtime
Summary
Chapter 16: Monitoring IPMI Devices
Getting an IPMI device
Preparing for IPMI monitoring
Setting up IPMI items
Monitoring discrete sensors
Summary
Chapter 17: Monitoring Java Applications
Setting up the Zabbix Java gateway
Monitoring JMX items
Summary
Chapter 18: Monitoring VMware
Preparing for VMware monitoring
Automatic discovery
Available metrics
The underlying operation
Summary
Chapter 19: Using Proxies to Monitor Remote Locations
Active proxy, passive proxy
Setting up an active proxy
Proxy benefits
Proxy limitations
Proxies and availability monitoring
Setting up a passive proxy
Tweaking the proxy configuration
Summary
Chapter 20: Encrypting Zabbix Traffic
Overview
Pre-shared key encryption
Certificate-based encryption
Concerns and further reading
Summary
Chapter 21: Working Closely with Data
Getting raw data
Diving further into the database
Using XML import/export for configuration
Starting with the Zabbix API
Summary
Chapter 22: Zabbix Maintenance
Internal monitoring
Backing things up
Upgrading Zabbix
Performance considerations
Who did that?
Exploring configuration file parameters
Summary

What You Will Learn

  • Get to grips with the fundamentals of Zabbix
  • Find out how Zabbix's features let you monitor your network with confidence and precision
  • Learn how to monitor SNMP devices
  • Manage hosts, users, and permissions while acting upon monitored conditions
  • Visualize data with the help of ad-hoc graphs, custom graphs, maps, and reports
  • Simplify complex configurations and learn to automate them
  • Monitor everything from web pages to IPMI devices and Java applications to and VMware stats
  • Troubleshoot any network issue - fast

Authors

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Getting Started with Zabbix
The first steps in monitoring
Zabbix features and architecture
Installation
Summary
Chapter 2: Getting Your First Notification
Exploring the frontend
Monitoring quickstart
Information flow in Zabbix
Let's create some load
Basic item configuration
Using global search
Summary
Chapter 3: Monitoring with Zabbix Agents and Basic Protocols
Using the Zabbix agent
Simple checks
Tying it all together
Summary
Chapter 4: Monitoring SNMP Devices
Using Net-SNMP
Adding new MIBs
Polling SNMP items in Zabbix
Receiving SNMP traps
Summary
Chapter 5: Managing Hosts, Users, and Permissions
Hosts and host groups
Users, user groups, and permissions
Summary
Chapter 6: Detecting Problems with Triggers
Triggers
Summary
Chapter 7: Acting upon Monitored Conditions
Actions
Global scripts
Summary
Chapter 8: Simplifying Complex Configurations with Templates
Identifying template candidates
Creating a template
Linking templates to hosts
Using multiple templates
Using mass update
Nested templates
Summary
Chapter 9: Visualizing Data with Graphs and Maps
Visualize what?
Individual elements
Summary
Chapter 10: Visualizing Data with Screens and Slideshows
Screens
Slide shows
Showing data on a big display
Summary
Chapter 11: Advanced Item Monitoring
Log file monitoring
Reusing data on the server
User parameters
External checks
Sending in the data
SSH and Telnet items
Custom modules
Summary
Chapter 12: Automating Configuration
Low-level discovery
Global regular expressions
Network discovery
Active agent autoregistration
Summary
Chapter 13: Monitoring Web Pages
Monitoring a simple web page
Logging in to the Zabbix interface
Authentication options
Using agent items
Summary
Chapter 14: Monitoring Windows
Installing the Zabbix agent for Windows
Querying performance counters
Querying WMI
Monitoring Windows services
Windows event log monitoring
Summary
Chapter 15: High-Level Business Service Monitoring
Deciding on the service tree
Setting up IT services
Viewing reports
Specifying uptime and downtime
Summary
Chapter 16: Monitoring IPMI Devices
Getting an IPMI device
Preparing for IPMI monitoring
Setting up IPMI items
Monitoring discrete sensors
Summary
Chapter 17: Monitoring Java Applications
Setting up the Zabbix Java gateway
Monitoring JMX items
Summary
Chapter 18: Monitoring VMware
Preparing for VMware monitoring
Automatic discovery
Available metrics
The underlying operation
Summary
Chapter 19: Using Proxies to Monitor Remote Locations
Active proxy, passive proxy
Setting up an active proxy
Proxy benefits
Proxy limitations
Proxies and availability monitoring
Setting up a passive proxy
Tweaking the proxy configuration
Summary
Chapter 20: Encrypting Zabbix Traffic
Overview
Pre-shared key encryption
Certificate-based encryption
Concerns and further reading
Summary
Chapter 21: Working Closely with Data
Getting raw data
Diving further into the database
Using XML import/export for configuration
Starting with the Zabbix API
Summary
Chapter 22: Zabbix Maintenance
Internal monitoring
Backing things up
Upgrading Zabbix
Performance considerations
Who did that?
Exploring configuration file parameters
Summary

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Paperback754 pages
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