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About Zabbix

Zabbix in a Nutshell


Zabbix is:

  • an enterprise-level real-time monitoring solution
  • governed by Zabbix LLC, who develop the product and provide professional services

Zabbix provides:

  • Metric collection
    • Multi-platform Zabbix agent
    • SNMP and IPMI agents
    • Agentless monitoring of user services
    • Custom methods
    • Calculation and aggregation
    • End user web monitoring
  • problem states detection within the incoming metric flow
  • native web interface
    • Widget-based dashboards
    • Graphs
    • Network maps
    • Slideshows
    • Drill-down reports
  • notification and remediation
  • security and authentication
    • Strong encryption between all Zabbix components
    • Multiple authentication methods: Open LDAP, Active Directory
    • Flexible user permission schema
    • Zabbix code is open for security audits
  • auto-discovery
    • Network discovery: device type, IP, status, uptime/downtime, etc, and takes predefined actions.
    • Low-level discovery: creates items, triggers, and graphs for different elements on a device.
    • Auto-registration of active agent: automatically starts monitoring new equipment with Zabbix agent.
  • distributed monitoring
  • access to all Zabbix functionality through Zabbix API


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