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Mastering Zabbix by Andrea Dalle Vacche, Stefano Lee

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Chapter 8. Handling External Scripts

So far, you have learned how most part of a server's components work and how to leverage Zabbix to acquire data from various external sources. Considering that, set up your monitoring system in a large heterogeneous and complex infrastructure. Most probably, you will find a different custom device, server appliance, and proprietary hardware. Usually, all those devices have an interface to be enquired; but unfortunately, it often happens that most of the metrics are not exposed via Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) or any other standard query method.

Let us consider a practical example. Nowadays, all the UPSs own a temperature sensor and if you are in a complex infrastructure, it is possible that those ...

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