Zabbix 3.4 impressed with its graphical, easy-to comprehend and improved way to access all the gathered data resulting in more interactive, dynamic and visually pleasing network monitoring.
For sure it’s an obvious sign the product moves ahead in terms of more advanced interface, and the use of SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) instead of a meanwhile outdated raster file format is a good example of the positive changes.
Let’s have a look at all the map improvements in detail with some practical examples:
- SVG image is a candy for the eyes comparing to a raster one. What catches attention first are smooth and softened edges of the background shape. Text legibility is also affected positively by way of using a modern and stylish font;
- Zooming doesn’t affect the quality of this type of images, letters remain readable, and no fuzzy edges experienced;
- The use of SVG images gives a possibility to copy-paste required data for further data analysis, so no more unnecessary memorizing required:
Always trying to be closer to our users, we actively take part in various IT expos, conferences and meetups all over the world. Throughout the year we’ve spread Zabbix knowledge, attracted new users, met our fans, discussed the future of Zabbix with our partners and revealed tips for the best practices on managing your monitoring tasks.
Let’s have a quick overview of what we’ve experienced this year!
Let’s continue to cover the innovations of Zabbix 3.4, shall we? This time, we’re going to talk about the use of macros in update intervals and other time periods.
- Couple of Words about Macros
- History Update and Storage Intervals
- Usage Scenarios
- Update Intervals and Collected Data Storage Time
- In Low-Level Discovery
- Where Else?
Once upon a time somebody said: “Let there be light!”, and our first Z Meetup was born. We took some time off from the enterprise-level challenges and tried to figure out more crucial things like Chinese or Italian food? Pink or blue light? Cats or dogs? In the end it turned out to be Chinese, pink and cats. We like feeling at home, so we made ourselves comfortable next to the red carpet (you see, we love red things – carpets, apples and hats) and were ready.
Ready to explore, dive into the ocean of shared knowledge, and we proved our own hypothesis by taking very consistent, deliberate, subjective and beer-secured steps – not only dogs, but also we are smarter than we thought (as to the dogs we recommend a book by Stanley Coren “The Intelligence for Dogs”, as to Zabbix we recommend any of the books here).
The long-awaited release of Zabbix 3.4 is available now, which brought many useful improvements, among which were customizable JMX endpoints and flexible detection of MBeans.
It’s so cool, huh?
If you use Zabbix and you want to monitor Java applications, then yes — it can greatly improve your life, because you had to resort to various tricks before, and now everything works, as they say, out of the box.
As we have already mentioned earlier, there are new opportunities for mass data collection in the latest Zabbix version – Zabbix 3.4. Now let’s dwell on this functionality in more detail, and in order to make it more clear, we will tell about it in two examples:
- one-time collection of the data received in JSON with the console: Mercury 236 electric power consumption meter
- collection of hard drives and SSDs S.M.A.R.T. attributes obtained in tabular form with smartmontools.
In a couple of short weeks we will meet again in Riga, to enjoy all the possibilities offered by the most epic Zabbix event of the year - Zabbix Conference 2017.
To help you get more familiar with the presenters of this years speeches, we are offering you insights in the minds of people stepping on the stage of our event and sharing their vision, experience and knowledge.
Today we would like to present Serg Mescheryakov, a Doctor of Science, Professor of St.Petersburg Polytechnic University, Russia, specializing in Computer Science and Engineering. In his 37 years of experience in IT as a developer, database architect, analyst and teacher, he has published more than 120 scientific papers and books and implemented a series of enterprise-scale database systems.
Last 5 days are left to join the most epic Zabbix event of the year and to help you with this decision, we are continuing the series of interviews with the presenters of Zabbix Conference 2017.
Registrations are filling up fast, but if you hurry you still might save your seat at the greatest Zabbix event of the year, providing fresh knowledge, skills and business opportunities in the world of it infrastructure monitoring.
Today we would like to present Software Development Manager at S.A.S, Steven Bush, overseeing Zabbix deployment with 4200 active servers across 24 data centers, 1112 users and custom data extraction tools for external reporting on 480000 items.