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Mastering Zabbix by Andrea Dalle Vacche, Stefano Lee

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Taking action

Just as items only provide raw data, and triggers are independent from them as they can access virtually any item's historical data, triggers in turn only provide a status change. This change is recorded as an event, just like measurements are recorded as item data. This means that triggers don't provide any reporting functionality; they just check their conditions and change the status accordingly. Once again, what may seem like a limitation and a lack of power turns out to be the exact opposite, as the Zabbix component in charge of actually sending out alerts, or trying to automatically resolve some problems, is completely independent from triggers. This means that just like triggers can access any item's data, actions can access ...

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