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Is Zabbix the right tool for me?

I just want to monitor a small handful of servers (less than 10). From reading various places it sounds like the top leading contenders (for open source at least) are: nagios munin zabbix From ...
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There is any monitoring hosted solution? [closed]

I know Zabbix and Nagios, but I don't know any company that host those services for others to use. I would like to find a solution that monitored at least some of my public URLs (if they are ...
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Best tool for monitoring backups, etc. and trending statstics from that data [closed]

I have done some research on nagios, opennms, and zenoss but am not confident that I have found what I am looking for. The main driving force for me right now is being able to monitor backups. This ...
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zabbix agents with the same IP moving between proxies

We have a Zabbix environment where we are attempting to monitor systems on customer networks through proxies installed at each location. Many customer sites share the same IP range which seems to be a ...
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using zabbix to monitor vmware datastores

The current vmware infrastructure is a mix of ESX and ESXi at 3, 3.5 and 4.1 releases. What I would like to achieve is being able to monitore the free space of the datastores through zabbix which is ...
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Monitoring tool which does not average data over time [closed]

I am looking for a monitoring system like Cacti which doesn't loose data over a time, all the tools I have found use rrd files which averages the data as time goes by. I would like a to be able to go ...
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Zabbix server sends too many notifications

I've recently installed Zabbix server on a VPS and am very happy with it. I've installed the client on appr. 6-7 other VPSs and everything works fine. The interface is smooth, and it produces some ...
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Snmpd update interface counters slowly or something like this

I update one my freebsd box to 9-stable (totally new installation) and install net-snmp for monitoring. uname -r 9.1-PRERELEASE pkg_info net-snmp-5.7.1_7 Information for net-snmp-5.7.1_7: ...
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Zabbix: What does “Questions” mean in “MySQL Command Counters”?

I have Zabbix monitoring a MySQL server, the MySQL Command Counter chart is nice, but a large portion of the graph shows massive Questions, Unlike SELECT or INSERT, what does Question mean in MySQL ...
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Linux: Is it possible to know which options an installation was configured and compiled with?

I need to implement some web checks in our Zabbix system which requires Zabbix to be compiled with the libcurl (curl) option, but I don't know how to check if it was compiled with this option or not, ...
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Monitoring tools that can take high rate and high volume? [closed]

We're using Cacti with RRDTool to monitor and graph about 100,000 counters spread across about 1,000 Linux-based nodes. However, our current setup generally only gives us 5-minute graphs (with some ...
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Choosing a monitoring system for a dynamically scaling environment: Nagios v. Zabbix

When operating in the cloud and scaling boxes automatically, there are certain monitoring issues that one experiences. Sometimes we might be monitoring 10 boxes and sometimes 100. The machines will ...
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Simple program or script to check load time of web page

I'm looking for a simple program or script, you give it a URL and it does the following: checks whether it can open a connection to that URL and reports how long the response time is checks how long ...
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Can Zabbix alert me when an SNMP device does not respond?

Zabbix is capable of monitoring SNMP-capable devices, and even displays their status in its web interface: The green icon indicates that Zabbix is receiving data. The red icon indicates that ...
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LAMP monitoring by zabbix

Someone have experience with lamp monitoring ? I mean standard monitoring and slow queries monitoring for mysql, virtual hosts load as well. And alerting if something going not well. Cacti is very ...
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What item-key to monitor when looking for CPU interrupts in Zabbix 1.8.2

What is the proper item-key to monitor when looking for CPU interrupts caused by NICs.
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Error when trying to add Zabbix calculated item

I am trying to add a calculated item based on a web scenario response time. I am trying to add an item like so: avg("web.test.time[fut_perf,index,resp]", #5)+avg("web.test.time[fut_perf,about,resp]" ...
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Log monitoring using Zabbix

I am trying to monitor a log file using Zabbix 1.8.4. I created an item using the following details: Host: Zabbix server Description: logger_test Type: Zabbix agent (active) Key: ...
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Configure Zabbix to send email notifications through Exim

I've been working through the installation and configuration of Zabbix over the past couple of days and I think I've finally got everything working... except the sending of notifications / alerts. ...
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Get power status over ipmi from zabbix

I am now looking for a way how to monitoring a server hardware such as fans/power supplies/etc.. The problem is, we have very dynamic environment - servers are automatically powered on/off - even ...
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Zabbix agent - high CPU usage

I am monitoring a host with the help of Zabbix and I noticed that Zabbix agent started using quite a lot of CPU cycles: PID USER PR NI VIRT RES SHR S %CPU %MEM TIME+ COMMAND ...
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Monitorig ZFS io with Zabbix [closed]

I need to monitor per-zpool IO stats (number of reads, number of writes, size of reads, size of writes) with Zabbix. Is there a script for that? kstat provides only agregate data (all zpools summed ...
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yum package conflict installing mysqlclient package

I'm trying to build and install Zabbix 1.8 on my CentOS 5.2 server. This server has MySQL 5.0 installed from the standard CentoOS 5.2 repository. ./configure ... is failing because of: configure: ...
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Submit NULL values in Zabbix passive checks

Recently I configured some passive checks in Zabbix. Now, I saw that some checks failed for some periods of time, but this is not clear when looking at the chart. It seems that the value was stable ...
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SQlite and zabbix

Has anyone ever used sqlite as the only database for their zabbix server? I'll be monitoring a uplink ports on a couple hundred switches and a small number of other services such as radius or http ...
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Zabbix: Nagios like hosts/services status list

How can I have a screen or view in Zabbix where I can see all or all problematic services/hosts in a status list like the one in Nagios? Below a screenshot of Nagios problematic services status list ...
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How do I monitor “system status” for an application that spans multiple components/servers in Zabbix?

Assume I have an application with the following setup: 5 webservers running Apache 2 databases configured for failover In Zabbix (or even another monitoring suite, for that matter), is it possible ...
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Zabbix “Application” monitoring - How do I detect a “hung” frozen application

I have Zabbix Server on Ubuntu working... I have an Agent install on my Windows server. Template_Windows works wonders and gives me all sorts of stats that I'm happy to play with... The problem is ...
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Zabbix - Some of the monitored items don't refreh

I'm experiencing a strange issue with Zabbix monitoring a MySQL server. Most of the data from the server such as MySQL queries per second and MySQL uptime , Buffers memory etc. update nicely while ...
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Zabbix: How do I configure a Trigger which will check if a specific value has been changed in the last 10 minutes?

I've been given the task to monitor a specific value in some MySQL server database, I need to raise a notification if the value has not been changed in the last 10 minutes. I've added to the ...
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Zabbix - Populate Item with SQL Server Query

I'm trying to track a process that locks up regularly. It's a funky program that we have no control over. I'm trying to find a good way to track when the program stops responding. I have a query ...
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How should I implement an email circuit test?

I want a high-level test that ensures that both incoming and outgoing email services are operating normally. I've achieved this by writing a python script which does this: Send a message with a ...
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How to query custom performance counters using Zabbix agent?

I was thinking of instead sending data to Zabbix Trapper I could send to Windows Performance monitor and then capture it using Zabbix Agent. Is it possible? How?
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Migrating Zabbix host to new server

I am bringing up a new Zabbix 2.2.1 server and want to migrate my hosts to it one at a time. The kicker is that I also want to migrate their data (history & trends). The old and new servers are ...
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Problems with vfs.file.exists on Zabbix 2.0

I'm having problems with vfs.file.exists on Zabbix 2.0.6 on a 64-bit Fedora 19 box. 2.0.6 is the latest version available from the Fedora yum repository, at the time of writing. I want to check for ...
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Zabbix Trigger for SELinux (type=AVC) Errors

I would like to create a trigger in Zabbix to alert me anytime a type=AVC error appears in a CentOS 6 server's /var/log/audit/audit.log file. I've already tried creating a basic log scrape. E.g.: ...
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zabbix monitoring mysql database

I have a server running multiple instances of mysql and also has the zabbix-agent running. In zabbix_agentd.conf i have specified: UserParameter=multi.mysql[*],mysqladmin --socket=$1 -uzabbixagent ...
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Understanding Zabbix Triggers

I have zabbix set with an item to monitor a log file on a zabbix client: log["/var/log/program_name/client.log","ERROR:","UTF-8",100] And a trigger to determine when that log file get's more ...
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In Zabbix how to zero data when it doesn't come?

If a variable is expected to be fetched every minute, and it doesn't happen, the graph shows the last known value for all the timespan until the next known value. The expected behavior for me is that ...
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Zabbix multiple notification emails in only one

i have a trigger that it activates in X hours, and notify me which pc's on my department are power on or power off with ICMP ping. This is the trigger: ({Template Personalizado ...
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How can I compare a stat in a trigger with a stat on a different host in Zabbix?

I am tracking servers which have users on through zabbix and I want to make a trigger go off when there are more than double the users on the most full server than the least full server (I basically ...
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Add Zabbix S.M.A.R.T. monitor to ESXi 5

I have a ESXi 5.1 host with 3 Hard Disk (1 SSD, 2 Magnetic) and I want to monitor them, especially for the S.M.A.R.T Data, that is critical and preannunce an HDD break. Since I'm really unfamiliar ...
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How can I configure an LDAP ACL such that users may *only* use allowed services?

I am trying to configure acl with attribute allowedService in such a way that users with an application name entry can only login to that particular application. We have users as follows: dn: ...
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zabbix import trigger template

i am importing a zabbix template, the items load successfully snippet of the xml template: <triggers> <trigger> <description>PING response on ...
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Zabbix does not send emails

I'm trying to configure zabbix with email notifications. I read many docs about it already, but I must be missing something still, because it doesn't work... What I have configured at the moment: ...
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Automated Voice Calls from Zabbix to Cell Phone at 3am?

Is there a way to have Zabbix place a call to a given user's cell phone in case of high priority issues that happen at 3am? My original plan was to use Asterisk and Festival as part of a Zabbix alert ...
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Using Zabbix to monitor a forward proxy server

I need to be notified when our proxy server goes down. Currently I have a bash script that tests the proxy functionality: CHECKRESULT=(curl -s --proxy 4.83.58.205:80 checkip.dyndns.com | awk '{print ...
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Getting started with Zabbix

We run a small startup and just began interesting ourselves in monitoring our machines properly. The choice fell on Zabbix, which fits well into our criteria of requirements. I've setup the Zabbix ...
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Can I install packages from the EPEL 6 repository on CentOS 5.2?

Further to this question: yum package conflict installing mysqlclient package I noticed that the EPEL 6 repository has Zabbix 1.8.4 rpm's. Can I point CentOS 5.2 at this repository and install ...
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BixData or Zabbix?

I've been using Ganglia to monitor my single Mac OSX server which runs Apache and MySQL. I'm ok with it. Now we are upgrading our servers, 6 IBM X3650 M3 and 2 Fujitsu servers. 2 IBM for Apache ...