Category Archives: Technical
Macros are variables that can resolve to a specific value depending on the context and location inside Zabbix. Effective use of macros allows to save time and make Zabbix configuration more transparent.
Encryption support is one of the long-awaited features in Zabbix. There were various proposals to provide it: from pre-shared secret key (PSK) authentication to full TLS and Kerberos support. A year ago it was decided to go ahead and provide … Continue reading
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.
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 … Continue reading
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
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
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.
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
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
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.