As a system administrator, one of the key challenges is to ensure that your monitoring is efficient. In this blog post, I will explain how I structure my Zabbix monitoring to maximize efficiency and reduce unnecessary polling of metrics, while still getting the level of detail that I need on…Leave a Comment
Tag: low level discovery
Custom Discovery: Discover All the Things!
Having out-grown the included Zabbix Web Interface templates, I find myself more often than not, having to create new templates as well as entirely new ways of monitoring hardware and software. I often create custom discovery rules to dynamically create new items as services and devices change. This very powerful…7 Comments
Keeping track of your Bonding Interfaces
Most Linux distributions (RHEL, CentOS, Debian etc.) offer the ability to bond multiple networks devices together into Bonding Interfaces, using the bonding kernel module. Bonding enables two or more network interfaces to act as one, which as a result can provide redundancy and additional bandwidth. The Linux bonding kernel module…15 Comments
Monitor network services automatically
It is extremely important to monitor network services and their connectivity. At any given time, there’s hundreds, if not thousands, of services running on your servers. Many of those have to be reachable over a network. Web services need to be available typically on port 80 and/or 443, FTP services…Leave a Comment