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Mastering Zabbix by Andrea Dalle Vacche, Stefano Lee

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Zabbix architectures

Zabbix can be defined as a distributed monitoring system with a centralized web interface (on which we can manage almost everything). Among its main features, we will highlight the following ones:

  • It has a centralized web interface
  • The server can be run on most Unix-like operating systems
  • We can use native agents for most of the Unix, Unix-like, and Microsoft Windows operation systems
  • It has an extremely flexible configuration
  • It is easy to integrate with other systems
  • It can be monitored via SNMP (v1, v2, and v3), IPMI, JMX, ODBC, and SSH
  • It gives us a possibility to create custom items, graphs, and interpolate data
  • It is easy to customize

The Zabbix architecture for a large environment is composed of three different servers/components ...

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