Context Macro Support in Zabbix

Context Macro Support in ZabbixDmitry Lambert,
Zabbix Certified Expert & Trainer

User macros with context can be used to accomplish more flexible thresholds in trigger expressions. Different thresholds may be defined on user macro level and then used in trigger constants depending on the discovered context. In this post we are going to check simple example, how to configure it in real life scenario.

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Case Study. Digital Preservation Micro Services + Zabbix @ Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford

The Bodleian Library is one of the oldest libraries in Europe, and in Britain, it is second in size only to the British Library. First opened to scholars in 1602, it incorporates an earlier library built by the University in the 15th century to house books donated by Humfrey, Duke of Gloucester. Since 1602 it has expanded, slowly at first but with increasing momentum over the last 150 years, to keep pace with the ever-growing accumulation of books, papers, and other materials, but the core of the old buildings has remained intact. Together, the Bodleian Libraries hold over 13 million printed items.

The Bodleian Digital Library System and Services (BDLSS) department have used Zabbix since 2015 for monitoring infrastructure which consists of over 350 virtual servers, multiple storage systems, and two tape robot libraries.

The Clarendon Building, Oxford, United Kingdom

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Zabbix 4.2 — Prometheus Integration

Zabbix 4.2 — Prometheus Integration

Dmitry Lambert,
Zabbix Certified Expert & Trainer

In latest release of Zabbix prometheus integration is available out of the box. It allows us to easily collect and parse metrics from collectors. Monitor them independently or create low level discovery rules for dynamically changing environments.

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Zabbix Remote Commands

Dmitry Lambert,
Zabbix Certified Expert & Trainer.
Explains how to use Remote command functionality in Zabbix and what to keep in mind.
Real life scenario of pro active monitoring of Windows services, to automatically start services that were stopped for any reason. And then use escalation support to notify people, if remote command did not help.

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Lessons with Zabbix. Interview with Zabbix Summit 2019 speaker Julio Cesar Hegedus.

Julio Cesar Hegedus is currently responsible for a project to build a large Zabbix environment that supports multi-site fail-over.  At Zabbix Summit 2019 he will focus on the lessons learned with Zabbix, sharing positive and negative aspects.

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Everything is possible! Interview with Zabbix Summit 2019 speaker Wolfgang Alper

Being an experienced Zabbix expert, Wolfgang Alper has implemented a variety of creative projects. At this year’s Summit, his presentation will reveal how “Deutsche Telekom Technik GmbH” integrated lots of Zabbix-Server instances into their existing IBM NetCool ticket system. The main goal was to reuse the entire existing infrastructure and the attached business processes to work with alarms created by Zabbix.

We have asked Wolfgang a few questions about creativity while working with Zabbix.

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Apache HTTP Server monitoring

Apache performance and understanding /server-status metrics

Apache Statistics Module: mod_status

Understanding website performance and Apache uptime should begin with external monitoring, i.e. Zabbix, which allows you to discover problems from a user’s perspective. Such problems involve:

  • Response timeout – no timely response from the server;
  • HTTP errors instead of a response;
  • Slow response – say, comparing to the last month’s average.

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