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.
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:
“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!
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.
I am happy to let you know that my new book about Zabbix is already available in preorder on Amazon:
About This Book
• Effectively monitor a number of network devices based on network security and segments
• Adapt your monitoring solution to an array of evolving network scenarios using Zabbix discovery features
• A fast-paced guide to Zabbix network monitoring with a strategic focus on the collection and organization of data
Who This Book Is For
If you are an experienced network administrator looking for a comprehensive monitoring solution that will keep a watchful eye on networks, then this book is for you. A working knowledge of network protocols and services is assumed, as the book explores how to take advantage of Zabbix as an efficient network monitoring solution. It would be helpful have a bit of familiarity with programming concepts, although not mandatory, as all the code contained here is fully documented and explained.