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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 … Continue reading

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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 graphs Custom graphs 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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 2.4 features, part 6 – Runtime loglevel changing

Historically, issues that might arise when using Zabbix have not been easy to troubleshoot. Not everything that would be useful is always logged. Log level can be increased, but those who still remember the first time they saw what DebugLevel=4 … Continue reading

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Zabbix 2.4 features, part 5 – Custom action condition formula

In Zabbix versions before 2.4, notification (action) conditions were limited to three predefined options – “AND”, “OR”, “AND/OR”. Zabbix 2.4 adds a new option - Custom expression. This results in full freedom when deciding how all the different conditions should be … Continue reading

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Zabbix 2.4 features, part 4 – Web monitoring URL limit increased to 2048

Also known as that minor improvement some people just love. We already discussed most web monitoring related improvements for Zabbix 2.4, but there’s this one tiny thing left… an increase for the maximum URL length.

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Zabbix 2.4 features, part 3 – SSL verification and authentication controls

In these Zabbix 2.4 feature series we have already seen some improvements for the built-in web monitoring – the ability to specify custom headers and control redirects. Web monitoring got improved further – let’s explore the new options regarding SSL … Continue reading

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Zabbix 2.4 features, part 2 – Controlling redirects and header retrieval for web monitoring

Continuing with the improvements for the upcoming Zabbix 2.4, there are several improvements for the web monitoring. In previous versions Zabbix always followed redirects and retrieved the full page – now both of these things can be controlled.  

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