Readers would be pleased to know that I have teamed up with Packt Publishing to organize a Giveaway of the Mastering Zabbix

And three lucky winners stand a chance to win ecopy of their new book. Keep reading to find out how you can be one of the Lucky Winners.


•Integrate Zabbix in your large or complex environment
• Establish a distributed monitoring solution
• Set up Zabbix and its database in a High Availability configuration
• Collect data from a variety of monitoring objects
• Organize your data into graphs, charts, and maps
• Build intelligent triggers and alarms to monitor you network
• Write scripts to create custom monitoring probes
• Understand Zabbix’s database scheme and harvest data from it
• Automate procedures using Zabbix’s API


How to Enter?

All you need to do is head on over to the book page (Mastering Zabbix) and look through the product description of the book and drop a line via the comments below this post to let us know what interests you the most about this book. It’s that simple.


The contest will close on Feb 15th 2014. Winners will be contacted by email, so be sure to use your real email address when you comment!


36 Comments on Win Free Ecopy of new book on Zabbix!

  1. Mario Lamanna says:

    Understand Zabbix’s database scheme and harvest data from it

  2. Rudy says:

    Great book, easy to follow and to accomplish tasks.
    We gone through a complete installation of zabbix without hassle.

  3. Fred Valentin says:

    With all the details in this book, it’s to take it to the next level. Go beyond basics. And that’s what I need in the near future.

    Zabbix is a great tool. I love it!

  4. Erik says:

    The HA setup guides are of most interest to me. The integration to RT is also of high value as is the ODBC Database monitoring subject. I have the other Zabbix book and it was great to get started but a more advanced book is certainly needed!

  5. Manuel says:

    I am into Zabbix for about half a year now and i am pretty much overwhelmed by the sheer possibilities of this tool!
    I would like to read more about the integration into the Pacemaker Cluster and how to handle external Scripts!

    The biggest Challenge for me now is to have a performance monitoring of my postgres Databases and i would love to get more into detail 🙂

  6. Mark says:

    I will love the cluster setup section!
    that section is something I was really waiting!!!

  7. Nicolas says:

    First chapter 8 ! I’d like to improve my knowledges on how handling external scripts, that part is not well documented actually 🙂
    Also chapter 10, since Zabbix doesn’t provide any “good” way natively to export graphics, I’m kinda curious about the “Graphviz” part.

  8. Antonio says:

    I’m going to deploy Zabbix as the default enterprise NMS of the University, with thousands of hosts and network devices and hundreds of services. This book is a must! Thanks

  9. Andrew J says:

    Mastering Zabbbix goes well beyond the basics, explaining how to setup and configure it in a mission critical production environment. The topics focusing on Visualizing Data & Managing Alerts will be of most interest to me.

  10. Rich Minshaw says:

    Key interests from those listed are ‘distributed monitoring’ and ‘scripting custom monitoring probes’. Aside from that, any input into better use of Zabbix is always welcomed!

  11. Dmitriy says:

    I have been using Zabbix for about 2 years and to monitor the system i mainly use custom scripts and intelligent triggers and alarms. Following sections are very insteresting for me:

    -Build intelligent triggers and alarms to monitor you network
    -Write scripts to create custom monitoring probes

  12. I’ve tried distributed monitoring once at zabbix 1.8 and it was awful. May be your book will show me how I should do it right way 🙂 And High-Availability sections sounds interesting too.

  13. Hace says:

    Chapter 10 is the one I’m looking forward to as most documentation (understandably) doesn’t give good integration guidelines or experiences since every product’s different.

    However, reading over a “reference” integration is certainly something I’m looking forward to in order to see what I haven’t thought of.

  14. Klaidas says:

    I Would like to learn about Zabbix from awesome book.

  15. seb says:

    We’ve been using zabbix in our engineering school for four years now. I’m now looking for fine tuning docs as well as api examples, use cases and advanced monitoring (LLD and java etc.). The official documentation is fine but this book looks great as a complement for those who wants to go further.



  16. Erki says:

    Great book.
    We are migrating to Zabbix currently and HA configuration with distributed nodes will be the 1st thing to go over.


  17. Ted Serreyn says:

    Interested in improving our existing installation of Zabbix. Adding HA, improving monitors to include web page performance monitoring.

  18. Rafael Ruiz says:

    The book as a whole interests me and my organization as we use Zabbix to monitor over 150 virtual machines and assets.
    Right now the topic that would probably help mostly is about how to understand Zabbix’s database scheme and how to harvest data from it. We have many reports needs that aint available by default.

  19. Stefan Krüger says:

    “Set up Zabbix and its database in a High Availability configuration” — i hope you have postgresql too
    “Automate procedures using Zabbix’s API”

  20. We are using zabbix as our monitoring system for more than a 100 servers. Thanks to zabbix, our NOC monitoring of all systems,applications and infra are all monitored. Giving us peace of mind and do other system tasks without worries.
    HA monitoring is what we need to implement.

  21. We are using zabbix as our monitoring system for more than a 100 servers. Thanks to zabbix, our NOC monitoring of all systems,applications and infra are all monitored. Giving us peace of mind and do other system tasks without worries.
    HA monitoring is what we need to implement.

  22. Leandro says:

    We will begin to use Zabbix to monitor hundreds of servers, stations and devices. My knowledge of Zabbix is very basic and I need guidance in advanced topics like high availability and failover. In monitoring of devices I will need help with SNMP and Zabbix. I work at a city town hall and we need to speed up Zabbix implementation.

  23. Spoonman2002 says:

    All I want to do is make as many people I can aware of ZABBIX, this GREAT tool. To master it completely, I can use a little help from the book. Already known to ZABBIX, but clients and customers Always have questions that need deeper thought. Therefore I can really use the ZABBIX book ! Thanks….

  24. Natalia says:

    We’re moving our large env. (with many complex monitors) to Zabbix from HP OpenView. Whole book looks very useful .. more important for me the following :

    1. IT services (from Visualizing Data) – very important for correct monitoring and root case analyses
    2. Configuring the Zabbix Server for high availability (from High Availability and Failover)
    3. Low-level discovery (from Managing Templates )
    4. Extending Zabbix



  25. Daniel Jones says:

    This looks to be exactly what we need to better understand Zabbix and we are currently looking to deploy this in our production environment as we will be replacing our Cacti/Nagios implementation due to the lack of features and administrative overhead.

  26. Fabio says:

    I own the other Zabbix book “Zabbix 1.8 Network Monitoring” which was very useful. I am glad there is now a new book covering the latest version of Zabbix.

  27. Ivan says:


    like many people here I’m working with Zabbix on a daily basis and I’m particularly interested in the following sections:

    Some considerations about the database
    Sizing of the database
    Some considerations about housekeeping
    Database monitoring with Zabbix
    PostgreSQL ODBC drivers
    Some consideration about external checks
    Some considerations about UserParameters
    Pros and cons of a dedicated script server
    Implementing Zabbix sender in Python
    Some considerations about agent development
    Creating a trigger dependency graph
    Chapter 10: Integrating Zabbix


  28. tbsky says:

    I want to know things about “Organize your data into graphs, charts, and maps”.

    the official zabbix document didn’t cover much about graphics.

  29. Denis says:

    Mastering the Zabbix – a bible of all monitoring IT pro’s 🙂 must have ! 🙂
    still curious about Zabbix API – understanding, deploying and using

  30. Transea says:

    The Zabbix monitoring is a sharp tool for our IT maintenance. We write shell and perl programe to enhance zabbix. An API guide is very helpful for us.

  31. Mukesh says:

    Hi All,

    With all the details in this book, it’s to take it to the next level.its very fantastic book to learn zabbix monitoring tool and improve your skill in monitoring career.
    Zabbix is a great tool. I love it!


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  34. Sunil Kumar says:

    It is always good to have a paperback edition in my disposal, however i would like to know more about LDAP authentication in zabbix. this seems to be tricky part to get LDAP working with zabbix

  35. James Thompson says:

    I’m interested in learning how to create graphs with more features than the default basic Zabbix graphs.

  36. Dennis Steenstra says:

    Very interesting book! But it seems that the book is focused on Zabbix 2.2 ?
    I’m especially interested in high availability and writing custom monitoring probes.

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