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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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How to automate zabbix web scenarios for vhosts?

I'm new to Zabbix and enterprise monitoring. I've just finished installing Zabbix 2.4. I'm trying to monitor the state of all our vhosts dislocated on different servers. Until now the only solution ...
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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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Simple program or script to check load time of web page [closed]

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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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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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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Choosing a monitoring system for a dynamically scaling environment: Nagios v. Zabbix [closed]

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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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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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: Comment:...
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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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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: log[/tmp/scribetest/...
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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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What is the sendEmail equivalent on CentOS 7?

I am trying to follow the steps below. But there is no sendEmail on CentOS 7. I have looked at a few alternatives like Postfix, but I am not sure of the script commands. Alternatively you can use ...
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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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Zabbix graph of item from different hosts

How can I get Zabbix to display the same item from multiple hosts in a single graph? I wish to compare the item on different hosts.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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. I'...
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Zabbix: Monitor child spawn rate

We have set up zabbix to monitor our infrastructure, and our security team denied us to run custom scripts through zabbix. This makes our lives a bit harder to find solutions which don't require ...
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Zabbix - auto un-registration of a monitored host?

How to automatically remove an auto registered host from zabbix server when the monitored host is decommissioned? In other words: How to do auto unregistration?
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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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How to set up Zabbix to monitor SQL Server Failover Active-Passive Cluster?

It should be simple, so it is just most likely my approach being totally off and someone will hopefully prod me into the right direction. We have a Zabbix 2.0.3 server instance set up monitoring a ...
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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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Monitoring a ZFS Raid Pool on Ubuntu for Integrity and Performance

I set up ZFS on Ubuntu (via fuse) for a storage array at home and it has worked great for almost a year now, despite its 'beta' status. I log in and check the array every once in a while using: zpool ...
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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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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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SELinux blocking sudo from zabbix_agentd

I have a custom user parameter for Zabbix that calls a hardware RAID CLI tool (arcconf / megacli) and checks if any arrays are degraded. Since these tools are root-only, I have configured sudoers to ...
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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: MySQL service monitor - invalid entry when restarting zabbix-agent

Take the following situation: zabbixserver: httpd, mysql-server, zabbix 2.2.11 with local database databaseserver: mysql-server zabbixserver monitors the local mysql database correctly. ...
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Zabbix cannot connect to a PostgreSQL database

First off I am running CentOS 6.5 and attempting to use Zabbix 2.2.4. Any hostnames have been replaced with examples. I have installed the following RPMs onto my Zabbix machine ( hostname will be zbx-...
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Zabbix - service restart

I have zabbix monitoring multiple servers (linux and windows). Is it possible to have zabbix automate services that they are down to automatically restart? Thanks, Karl
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Zabbix: How to configure a trigger which notifies me that a certain error has arised twice?

I need to configure a Zabbix check which will check access to a certain internet page. The page can return http status 200 (ok) or 500 (internal server error). I want to get a Zabbix notification when ...
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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 network discovery of puppet managed network

I try to automate the discovery of my entire network, which is managed with puppet, and I want to use the zabbix network discovery feature instead of Puppetdb for mulitple reasons. I've tried ...
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Zabbix: determine what item checks are responsible for storing the most data

I'm running Zabbix v2.4.6. How can I determine what item checks are responsible for storing the most data? I have had an exponential increase in stored data over the last month. I have a suspicion ...
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Zabbix file system autodiscovery does not kick in

I have the following set up Zabbix server 2.2.2 Zabbix agent 2.2.2 I have the agent running on several Ubuntu 14.04 servers which have Template Linux OS applied on them. For some reason, the file ...
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Configure active zabbix agent

I'm having trouble configuring an active zabbix agent in 2.0. If I set DisablePassive=1 then it stops listening, but the master zabbix server just reports the node as not responding. How exactly ...
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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?