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Zabbix 1.8 Network Monitoring by Rihards Olups

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Chapter 4. Monitoring SNMP and IPMI Devices

Now that we are familiar with monitoring using Zabbix agents and one agentless method, let's explore two additional methods that do not require Zabbix agent installation, even though they need an agent of some kind anyway—SNMP and IPMI. We'll learn to configure and use SNMP and IPMI items within Zabbix; including SNMP checks and trap receiving, as well as introducing IPMI support in Zabbix.

Simple Network Management Protocol

Our first protocol in this chapter, Simple Network Management Protocol or simply SNMP, is a well established and popular network monitoring solution.

Being more than two decades old, SNMP has had the time to become widespread across a whole range of networked devices. Although the ...

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