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Mastering Zabbix by Andrea Dalle Vacche, Stefano Lee

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Working with Zabbix protocols

The Zabbix protocol is quite simple; this is a strong point because it is simple to implement your own custom agent or software that sends data to Zabbix.

Zabbix supports the different versions of protocols. We can divide the protocols into three families:

  • Zabbix get
  • Zabbix sender
  • Zabbix agent

The Zabbix get protocol

The Zabbix get protocol is really simple and easy to implement. Practically, you only need to send data to your Zabbix server at the port 10050.

This protocol is so simple that you can implement it with a shell script as well!

This is a textual protocol and is used to retrieve data from the agent directly. [root@zabbixserver]# telnet 127.0.0.1 10050
Trying 127.0.0.1...
Connected to 127.0.0.1.
Escape character ...

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