Environmental monitoring with Zabbix

So who cares about monitoring the environment?

You. Or, you should!

In this setting, we’re not talking about the environment in the same sense Greenpeace and the other environmental activist groups do.

Not to dismiss the importance of their work, we’re just having a slightly different focus in this room.

Anyway, what or who’s environment are we talking about? Your servers! Core infrastructure equipment! Even the hallway leading to your datacenter and for the HSE-aware, your own cubicles.

But why? We’re already monitoring everything else. We know when disks are running full, network utilization hits the roof and whenever a device goes down.

Sure. But do you in all cases know why?  Could you have prevented it?

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Monitoring weather with Zabbix

Zabbix has proven itself successful as an IT monitoring solution when there is a need to oversee the health of hundreds and thousands of servers. However, there is no reason to think that such a powerful system can only do just that – monitor computers. In the first such post today, we will try to uncover the potential of how Zabbix can be used in a multitude of different ways.

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