Gather detailed statistics and data while monitoring the performance and availability of network devices and applications using the all-new Zabbix 3.0 About This Book * Monitor your network and deploy impressive business solutions with Zabbix 3.0 * Manage hosts and system maintenance to keep your network performing for the people who use it * A step-by-step guide to smarter network monitoring Who This Book Is For If you're new to Zabbix look further than this book. It will show you how to put your sysadmin kwledge to work with Zabbix 3.0 so you can experience the full impact of this useful and increasingly popular tool. 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 In Detail 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 tifications, 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. Style and approach This book is a detailed and practical guide that starts from the fundamentals of Zabbix and takes you all the way to building a network monitoring solution that is capable of gathering data from range of different systems. With tips on low-level details that will boost any Zabbix users confidence and fluency, it's an unmissable resource for anyone interested in what's possible with Zabbix.
Rihards Olups has over 15 years of experience in information technology, most of it with open source solutions. His foray into Zabbix, one of the leading open source enterprise-class monitoring solutions, was with the first public release back in 2001, which has allowed him to gain considerable knowledge on the subject. Previously employed by a government agency, Rihards was mostly involved in open source software deployment, ranging from server to desktop-grade software, with a big emphasis on Zabbix. Later, he joined Zabbix SIA, the company behind the software that this book is about, which allowed him to gain even more experience with the subject. While at Zabbix, he helped Zabbix users and customers get the most value out of the monitoring tool and was responsible for delivering Zabbix training sessions that have been described by some participants as extremely practical and quite challenging. He started working on the very first book on Zabbix, Zabbix 1.8 Network Monitoring, before joining Zabbix, and he finalized that book with even more in-depth details while helping advance Zabbix. Rihards departed from Zabbix SIA and ended up seeing more of the user side again, including deployments of Zabbix in real-world environments.