admin on March 26th, 2015

There is a nice interesting article that has been extract directly by  my book “Zabbix Network Monitoring Essentials” and is available for free at the following address:

Check it out and read it for free!!!

I can finally show you how the printed copy of “Zabbix Network Monitoring Essentials” looks like.

I received those two copies right yesterday!!!

The book is now available across all the main distributor other than at PacktPublishing.


Zabbix Network Monitoring Essentials

Zabbix Network Monitoring Essentials

admin on March 12th, 2015

Since I’ve been asked by some reader how they can actively and efficiently monitor a Zabbix Proxy I wrote this post.

The Zabbix proxy availability can be easily checked with the following item:
the Item type is “Zabbix internal
and the item key is “zabbix[proxy, “proxy unique name”, lastaccess]

Then I suggests to associate a trigger to this item and use fuzzytime() function.

This will check the availability of your proxy:
Another thing we need to keep under a watchful eye is the number of items that are waiting to be sent to Zabbix server.

This can be done with another zabbix internal item with the following item key:
The item return the integer number of values in proxy history table waiting to be sent to the server.
Please note that this item is supported starting with Zabbix 2.2.0. and is not supported by server.

Also this Item is a good candidate for a trigger, here please check your normal behavior and tune your trigger right over the baseline of your queue.

Anyway I have uploaded a template with those and other useful items.

The template is available here.

admin on March 1st, 2015

I see that my book is already listed on Zabbix’s official website!

You can see the book listed here directly on the zabbix website under the “documentation” section.

I’ve also already received some feedback about the book, here are some of them:

“Just finish reading Zabbix network monitoring. Great reading

“I found this book amazing!”

“finally a book tailor-made for network admins”

I would like to thank you guys for sharing such a positive feedback!


admin on February 26th, 2015

A new version of DBforBIX is available for download here:


A special thanks goes to “littlecong” for his feedback !!!

We still need feedback on this release then please feel free to share it and comment this post!

This version is a quite different version and even the configuration files are now changed unfortunately is not 100% compatible with DBforBIX 0.6.

NOTE: it is a BETA version not yet production ready and not fully tested, then please let me know in case of issues.