How to Install Zabbix 3.0 Beta on CentOS 6

The long awaited Zabbix 3.0 beta 1 is here. Now we are eager to see what it brings us therefore there is no better way to find that out than installing it and trying on our systems. Continue reading

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How to Install CentOS 6 for Zabbix

The very first alpha versions of long-awaited Zabbix 3.0 were available for testers already some time ago. Now we are getting much closer to the final release of Zabbix 3.0 with the new 3.0 beta available for everyone. Many people would like to give it a try, but sometimes a nice tutorial helps to understand all concepts involved in this process.

In this tutorial a basic Zabbix 3.0 instance will be installed on a virtual testing environment hosted on a laptop, but with some modifications all steps can be applied to an environment of any size.

This tutorial might look a bit out of context regarding Zabbix, but we do hope that it will be useful for at least a few people that are having their first steps in Linux world and would like to give Zabbix a try.

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Who Says You Can’t Do Great Work While Partying?

Zabbix Conference 2015 was a great event with a very busy agenda, plenty of presentations, discussions and meetings. And hard work should always be rewarded! This year was no exception, so we threw in our Zabbix official party, which all attendees were invited to join.

Just because we’re partying, however, doesn’t mean we can’t do something special.

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Highlights of Zabbix Conference 2015: Day 2

After having a brimming first day and an even more exciting night, the participants gathered their strength for another round of insightful talks, case studies and intriguing ideas, shared on the Zabbix conference.

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Highlights of Zabbix Conference 2015: Day 1

This was the 5th time we all gathered together in Riga, and we must say it was the most impressive year by far. The spirit of the Zabbix Conference 2015 still lingers in the air, as we step into a new week at the office.

On the first official day of the conference the participants gathered excited at the registration from 9am sharp, already discussing the experiences and topics revolving around Zabbix.
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Zabbix 2.4 features, part 9 – Ad-hoc graphs

There have been two types of graphs in Zabbix until now:

Simple ones were available for any numeric item, but could only display that one item. Custom graphs could have multiple items on them, but could only be created by users with administrator privileges.

Zabbix 2.4 adds a capability to graph any items on the same graph, at any time, by any user – essentially, creating ad-hoc graphs.

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Zabbix 2.4 features, part 8 – Debugging web and VMware monitoring

In the previous two blog articles we looked at really great improvements in Zabbix 2.4 to help with debugging/troubleshooting – ability to change loglevel for a running daemon (any sub-process, even) and various smaller validation and error reporting improvements. There is yet another improvement in this area, though – improved debugging capabilities for the built-in web and VMware monitoring for the cases when you really have to dig deep.

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Zabbix 2.4 features, part 7 – Improved troubleshooting

We already looked at one incredibly useful feature, available in 2.4 – ability to change log level while Zabbix daemons are running. Zabbix 2.4 also provides several other improvements that should help a lot with problem troubleshooting.

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Zabbix Results at Nike Riga Run

One day after the Zabbix Conference 2014, on September 13th,  Zabbix team and some delegates from the conference participated in the biggest charity sports event in the Baltics – Nike Riga Run, aimed to raise funds for the charity organization Ziedot.lv children’s treatment and rehabilitation project.

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Thank You for Being Part of Zabbix Conference 2014!

Zabbix Conference 2014

Zabbix Team is very proud and honored that the 4th Zabbix annual event, Zabbix Conference 2014, has gathered almost 200 attendees from all over the world, making this year’s event the most large-scale among all the previous Zabbix conferences.

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