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Zabbix 1.8 Network Monitoring by Rihards Olups

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Chapter 6. Acting Upon Monitored Conditions

We have gained quite a wide knowledge of what information we can gather using items. Though, so far we have only a single thing that we are actively monitoring—we have only a single trigger created (we did that in Chapter 2). We also have a single action to perform when this trigger fires. Both of these mechanisms provide more power than explored so far—let's try to recall what those triggers and actions did:

  • Triggers define when a condition is considered worthy of attention. They "fire" (that is, become active) when item data matches a particular condition, such as too high system load or too low free disk space.
  • Actions make sure something is done about a trigger firing. While it's good to see active ...

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