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Zabbix 1.8 Network Monitoring by Rihards Olups

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Chapter 3. Monitoring with Zabbix Agents and Basic Protocols

Now that we have explored the basics of information gathering and acting upon it in Zabbix, let's take a closer look at two simple and widely used methods for obtaining data—the already mentioned Zabbix agents, and so called simple checks; which include TCP connectivity and ICMP checks.

Using Zabbix agent

Previously, we installed the Zabbix agent on the same host and monitored a single item for it. It's now time to expand and see how inter-host connectivity works.

To continue, install the Zabbix agent on another host. Compiling an agent only is done in a similar way to how we compiled everything in the beginning, but instead of the full configure line, you just need a single flag this ...

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