Deep Dive in Zabbix Preprocessing

Arturs Lontons
Zabbix Certified Expert & Trainer

What are the different ways you can use Zabbix preprocessing and why you should consider implementing it in your environment? Let’s take a brief look at how Zabbix preprocessing has evolved and the technical nuances of transforming and storing your preprocessed data.

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Zabbix XPath Preprocessing

Dmitry Lambert,
Zabbix Certified Expert & Trainer

Processing of XML documents were never as easy as now. Xpath preprocessing is available as a native functionality without any third party scripts or modules. Write your xpath query and use it against your XML document to extract desired value.

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Trend Prediction Tutorial in Zabbix 4.0

Dmitry Lambert,
Zabbix Certified Expert & Trainer

Monitoring does not have to be about past and present. By utilizing trend prediction functions in Zabbix it is possible to analyze already collected data and predict the value in future. In that way, it is possible to get notified about the problem before it even happened.

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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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