SNMP is one of the most used monitoring types inside Zabbix. But it is also one of the most frustrating tools to configure for newcomers. Even experienced guys tend to make simple mistakes during configuration, which later lead to a lot of issues with flapping items, interfaces, false-positive notifications, or even worse.
One of the most technically experienced Zabbix trainers – Dmitry Lamberts reveals his five important improvements that were included in Zabbix 5.0 LTS release. Read the recap from Zabbix Online Meetup in English where Dmitry shared his advice on new features.
Maps — one of many visualization options inside the Zabbix, a way to display your collected data, show the problems and create your topology. A map is more than a simple picture. It includes many small but very useful key features.
Low-level discovery (LLD) functionality allows you to dynamically monitor all your environment for metrics that can change from time to time, and also can be and are different between multiple servers. Zabbix monitoring software will connect to the device, check for entities that exist on it, and based on discovery output create regular items and triggers.
Network discovery is a good feature to simplify your daily routine on maintaining rapidly changing environment. Active registration is good, but it is limited only to hosts with Zabbix agent, while network discovery does not have any limitations.
With calculated items, you can create calculations based on other items. The values will be periodically calculated based on an arithmetical expression and done by the Zabbix server – nothing is performed on Zabbix agents or proxies.