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Zabbix 1.8 Network Monitoring by Rihards Olups

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The Web frontend

Now that we have the Zabbix server and agent compiled, installed, and running, there's probably a feeling that something's missing. We have only configured some low-level behavior, so where's the meat?

That's what the frontend is for. While in theory Zabbix can have multiple frontends, the only one with full functionality so far is web frontend, which was written in PHP. We have to set it up to configure Zabbix and get to those nice graphs everybody likes.

Prerequisites and setting up the environment

Of course, being a web frontend, it will require a platform to run on; a web server with a PHP environment. We will need the following installed:

  • A web server that is supported by PHP; Apache is the most common choice
  • PHP version 5

It ...

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