Zabbix 2.4 features, part 1 – Multiple LLD filters

Zabbix 2.4 is the upcoming major Zabbix version. While initially scheduled to be released in May 2014, it will be slightly delayed – Zabbix team is working hard, but there’s still a lot they would like to include in this release. While the new version is being baked, we can already start looking at the new features that will arrive with it. The first one will be a feature that Zabbix Conference 2013 participants voted on – multiple filters for the low level discovery. Continue reading “Zabbix 2.4 features, part 1 – Multiple LLD filters”

Newly documented APIs

We’ve┬árecently published the documentation for some of the APIs that have been introduced in 2.0 but had not been covered in the manual at all. If you are a Zabbix expert, you’re probably already aware of their existence, but if you don’t know your way around the source code, you might have missed them. Anyway, you can now familiarize yourself with six useful APIs for maintaining your Zabbix configuration. Continue reading “Newly documented APIs”

Low Level Discovery for Windows Services

Introduction

When monitoring Windows servers and services it would be really handy to have a check to see if all the services that are registered with the system to automatically start up during boot, are also started.

You can use the item services[automatic] and compare its results with the output of the item services[automatic,started] using a trigger. However, this is not a very nice approach to this problem because it will tell you that there is a difference between these two but it will not tell you exactly which service has gone down.

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