‘Zabbix Cookbook’ - Patrik Uytterhoeven March 2015

One of the Technical reviewer : Sankar bheemarasetty

ISBN13 9781784397586

Paperback 260pages

This is my first book as a Technical reviewer.

ZABBIX Cookbook - Monitoring Solutions

Over 70 hands-on recipes to get your infrastructure up and running with Zabbix

About this book

  • Set up and configure your own Zabbix server by using packages or from source
  • Automate your Zabbix infrastructure in order to maintain your Zabbix setup
  • Create your own items and use them to monitor your Zabbix infrastructure with the help of this practical, step-by-step guide

Who needs this book ?

If you have some experience with Zabbix and wish to take your infrastructure to the next level, then this book is for you. Before you start with Zabbix, or monitoring in general, it is best to have some basic Linux knowledge and a good understanding of snmp, virtualization, and scripting.

What will you learn ?

  • Set up your Zabbix infrastructure efficiently
  • Customize the Zabbix interface to suit your system needs
  • Create and customize your own user settings
  • Add groups, hosts, and items in Zabbix to accurately monitor your * environment
  • Automate Zabbix to gather data from your inventory
  • Build maps with an overview of the entire IT infrastructure
  • Monitor websites and get statistics about access time, latency, and data usage
  • Monitor your VMware infrastructure in a quick and easy way with Zabbix

In Detail:

This book will teach you the skills required to successfully set up and configure a Zabbix server. We will guide you through the interface setup and explain all the features available in Zabbix.

You will begin with learning the Zabbix installation and configuration steps in detail, and then move on to exploring its interface and architecture. You will then work with groups, users, and permissions. The book will then take you through monitoring and testing with Zabbix. Followed by this, you will gain insights into using templates, and also create impressive graphs and maps for data visualization and reporting. Towards the end of the book, you will learn how to maintain, upgrade, and troubleshoot your Zabbix infrastructure.

About author - Patrik Uytterhoeven

Patrik Uytterhoeven has over 16 years of experience in IT. Most of this time was spent on HP Unix and Red Hat Linux. In late 2012, he joined Open-Future, a leading open source integrator and the first Zabbix reseller and training partner in Belgium.

When Patrik joined Open-Future, he gained the opportunity to certify himself as a Zabbix Certified Trainer. Since then, he has provided trainings and public demonstrations not only in Belgium but also around the world, in countries such as the Netherlands, Germany, Canada, and Ireland.

Because Patrik also has a deep interest in configuration management, he wrote some Ansible roles for Red Hat 6.x and 7.x to deploy and update Zabbix. These roles, and some others, can be found in the Ansible Galaxy at https://galaxy.ansible.com/list#/users/1375.

Patrik is also a technical reviewer of Learning Ansible and the upcoming book, Ansible Configuration Management, both published by Packt Publishing.

About technical reviewer (myself) - Sankar bheemarasetty { Me :-) }

I am one of the technical reviewer for this book.

Sankar Bheemarasetty is doing his master’s at Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany. He worked as a systems engineer for more than 3 and a half years on various technologies and programming languages. Zabbix is one of the monitoring solutions he has worked on. Bheemarasetty completed his bachelor’s degree in information technology at VIT University, Vellore, India. Experimenting with new technologies is his hobby. You can contact him at www.learnsomuch.com and http://learnsomuch.github.io/.

I would like to thank my dad, mom, brother, and sister, who have always supported me. I’d also like to thank the author—Patrik Uytterhoeven—Packt Publishing, and its staff for giving me the opportunity to contribute to this project.

Table of Contents

  1. ZABBIX CONFIGURATION
  2. GETTING AROUND IN ZABBIX
  3. GROUPS, USERS, AND PERMISSIONS
  4. MONITORING WITH ZABBIX
  5. TESTING WITH TRIGGERS IN ZABBIX
  6. WORKING WITH TEMPLATES
  7. DATA VISUALIZATION AND REPORTING IN ZABBIX
  8. MONITORING VMWARE AND PROXIES
  9. AUTODISCOVERY
  10. ZABBIX MAINTENANCE AND API

Reference : https://www.packtpub.com/networking-and-servers/zabbix-cookbook