Triggers, calculated and aggregated items in Zabbix 5.4

In earlier Zabbix versions, we had three categories of things we could manage inside the instance — triggers, calculated items, and aggregated items. Each of them had its own syntax, so we could not be sure what syntax to use in a certain case. That’s why we introduced the unified syntax for every category inside the monitoring tool that will ease up the documentation task and the configuration process. To appreciate the innovation, we need to recap these three categories in Zabbix.

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No more flapping. Define triggers the smart way.

Zabbix trigger expressions provide an incredibly flexible way of defining problem conditions. If you can express your problem using plain English or any other human language, there is a great chance it could be represented using triggers.

I’ve noticed that even experienced Zabbix users are not always aware of the true power of triggers. The article is about defining problems in a smart way so that all alerts generated by Zabbix will be about real issues. No flapping, no false alarms any more. Interested?

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