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.
Zabbix 4.2 comes with the long awaited support of multiple macros for map element labels and URLs. In this blog post we will discuss what new features Zabbix provides and how to use them to make Zabbix network maps more awesome. For starters though, let me remind you what is a macro in Zabbix and how it’s typically used.
Simple ones were available for any numeric item, but could only display that one item. Custom graphs could have multiple items on them, but could only be created by users with administrator privileges.
Zabbix 2.4 adds a capability to graph any items on the same graph, at any time, by any user – essentially, creating ad-hoc graphs.