Using Macros for Time Periods Management

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?
  • So…

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Z Meetup/MeatUp #1. Genesis.

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).

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New Monitoring Possibilities for Java Applications in Zabbix 3.4

What’s new?

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.

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Highlights of Zabbix Conference 2017, DAY 2

Day 2 of Zabbix Conference 2017 started with hands-on Workshops run by Zabbix Support Team, with some of the conference attendees also testing their knowledge and challenging themselves at the Zabbix Exam.

Zabbix Conference 2017 Highlights -  Day2

We have already started to immerse you into the Conference with our previous blog post, putting in the spotlight the speeches of Day 1. So let’s continue with the highlights of Day 2!

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Highlights of Zabbix Conference 2017, DAY 1

Breaking all the records this year, the 7th annual Zabbix Conference welcomed in Riga around 250 system engineers, cloud specialists, DevOps and CTOs from 32 countries all around the globe.

ZabConf2017 Highlights - Day 1

Two days of powerful speeches, striking ideas, case studies, workshops and advanced solutions. Zabbix Conference 2017 has featured interesting cases of Zabbix integration, examples of what Zabbix is capable of within an infrastructure, great input from Zabbix community as well as new ideas

Let’s see what we have experienced on Day 1:

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Zabbix 3.4: Mass data collection using Mercury and smartmontools as an example

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.

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Introducing Speakers of Zabbix Conference 2017, part 5

Zabbix Conference 2017In 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.

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Introducing Speakers of Zabbix Conference 2017, part 4

Zabbix Conference 2017Last 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.Interview with Steven Bush - ZabConf2017

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Introducing Speakers of Zabbix Conference 2017, part 3

Zabbix Conference 2017Only 11 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.

Today we would like to present Accountable Manager at NATIXIS, Xavier Schneider, who has built an impressive Zabbix infrastructure (7500 nvps, +20000 hosts and 1200 users) and is working on many projects in the field of instrumentation infrastructure.ier Schneider - Zabbix Conference 2017

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Introducing Speakers of Zabbix Conference 2017, part 2

Zabbix Conference 2017Little over a month is left until we will meet again in Riga, and thus we are continuing to introduce the presenters of Zabbix Conference 2017.

This year we have put together a very diverse agenda, and with only 21 days left to register, we encourage you to get acquainted with our speakers to find out about their scheduled presentations and decide on why you really should join Zabbix Conference this year.

In this post we would like to present a Senior Manager of IT at NHK International, James Green – a large supporter of open source technologies with over 20 years of experience in the IT field currently overseeing large IT operations in North America and Europe.

Zabbix Conference 2017 - James Green

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