Zabbix is used to monitor many of the world’s biggest environments. But it also monitors its own (albeit small) environment. And this environment recently saw a shark attack.
There was not much time for blog articles during the conference. Or after that. But from the on-site experience and feedback it seems that the very first Zabbix conference was just a bit short of amazing.
Zabbix conference starts tomorrow. But many guests have already arrived, and preparation works are happening. Here’s a small insight with images into various processes. Continue reading “Before the Zabbix conference”
The encoding, database and the dog
Zabbix provides a network map feature, where images may represent triggers, hosts, host groups etc. They may show current status, problem count and lots of other data. There are some default images that may be used in the maps, and users may also upload their own. This uploading has been a problem in the past. Continue reading “Storing images in the Zabbix database”
“Community activities changed everything” – The only Japanese engineer working in Latvian company.
This article is a translation from an interview with Kodai Terashima in @IT in Japan.
This article is a translation from an interview with Kodai Terashima in @IT in Japan. Please do not hesitate to comment if you notice any mistakes or anything strange!
This article has already been translated into Brasilian Portuguese – Representante do ZABBIX-JP está indo para a Letónia.
Zabbix daemons use various approaches to improve performance. One such measure, introduced in Zabbix 1.8, is configuration cache. It resulted in massive performance improvements (up to 10 times), mostly because of a significantly reduced database access (that we looked at in previous blog posts). This cache slightly changes how Zabbix operates, though, and can introduce some delays in configuration information processing. Zabbix 1.8.6 provides a new feature to help with configuration cache management. Continue reading “Reloading configuration cache”
…in the configuration files, that is. For a long time, if you made a mistake in a configuration parameter’s name, Zabbix processes would not really tell you about that. This is finally changing with Zabbix 1.8.6. Continue reading “Spelling mistakes no more…”
One of the promises of Zabbix is an ability to monitor pretty much anything. That is possible using various extending capabilities on the Zabbix server, binary agent and elsewhere. Maybe we can monitor some aspects of Zabbix community using Zabbix itself?
In the past, quite often Zabbix users have been puzzled regarding some server tuning parameters – for example, how many pollers do they need? It was usually determined based on experience, testing and a bit of guesstimating. No more fuzzy attempts – get hard facts with Zabbix 1.8.5.
UPDATED 2011.11.02: new downloadable template version v2
UPDATED 2012.05.08: new downloadable template version v3 (for Zabbix 2.0.0rc3)
Zabbix Conference 2011 postponed to Autumn 2011…
We’ve been doing all our best to organise the conference closer to Zabbix birthday, April 7. Now it looks very much that we do not have enough time to make it happen. There are a number of reasons, and probably number one is our current hard work on Zabbix 2.0, which takes all our time and resources.
So, a few days ago I realised that the best solution would be to postpone the conference, focus on Zabbix 2.0 and have more time for preparation in a nice and calm atmosphere, hopefully.
Anyway the decision was made. Zabbix Conference 2011 was postponed to Autumn 2011, no precise date is set yet. Please stay tuned for further announcements.
On behalf of Zabbix Team I apologise for any inconvenience.