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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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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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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Javascript support in item preprocessing

With new preprocessing steps added to Zabbix in nearly every release, it became obvious that it’s impossible to predict every business case, so we had to come up with a universal solution. This, in turn, raised an important question – which embedded scripting language/engine to use.

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Zabbix at GTD Group, Case Study

“As one of the leading service providers in Chile, our key virtues drive us to be agile, reliable and caring for our customers’ experience and needs. Operating in the Internet, Telephony and TV sectors implies availability and consistency of everything we do. Being able to address all that is why we chose Zabbix.” – says Joel Urtubia Ugarte, senior network intelligence engineer at GTD Group.

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Zabbix 4.2: Template and host-level tags

In information systems word “tag” is a well-known and widely used term that helps to describe an item and allows it to be easily found again by browsing or searching.

In Zabbix, tags provide a useful way to group related events together and quickly tell users what a certain event is about. Tags are similar to, but more specific than, groups. The use of tags is completely optional, but may be extremely useful, for example, in event correlation, when defining tag-based user permissions, configuring maintenance and email notifications, or when filtering your content by specific tags.

If you have not used event tagging before and wonder what benefits it brings, or just want to know which improvements to event tags are awaiting you in Zabbix 4.2, you’re in the right place.

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