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    Zabbix Series 5: Actions & Media

    I got to stop getting distracted....   Actions? Media? Media - A method of executing of sending a message. e.g SMS, Email or custom script. It is in this section you also define configuration such as the email address to send the email from and the SMTP server to use. This section is found under...
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    Zabbix Series 4: Low Level Discovery

    For this tutorial I will be showing how to get Zabbix to automatically create items and triggers for you... sound too good to be true? Its entirely possible, we just have to tell Zabbix how to create those triggers and for this we use Low Level Discovery (LLD) rules - not to be confused with...
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    Zabbix Series 3: Trigger Anti Flap and Cascading failures

    So have you created your first trigger yet?  If I have made any mistakes in this post let me know. Flapping Presuming you have created your first triggers, you might have noticed that unlike Nagios Zabbix does not include automatic Anti-Flap detection, that is triggers can go on and off...
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    Zabbix Series 2: Trappers

    Part 3 (in case you havent figured it out by now there is no particular order to my ramblings). I will probably bug a mod to rename these into order when I am done. What are trappers? Instead of asking the agent for the values defined on the server side, the monitored location can decide what...
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    Zabbix Series 0: Introduction to Zabbix

    I am writing this second, but so be it. Scalability was just more interesting to write about. What is Zabbix? Free, enterprise quality monitoring software. Based on the Server / Agent model (with optional Proxy) it can either operate in Passive (connect to server) or Active (connect to agent)...
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    Zabbix Series 1: Scalability

    This is the first of what I hope will be a series of posts on the topic of Zabbix. For those not in the know, Zabbix is a free and open source piece of monitoring software with all the features of an enterprise solution. All this advice should be taken with a grain of salt and is based on our...