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Zabbix 1.8 Network Monitoring by Rihards Olups

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Using XML import/export for configuration

The web frontend is an acceptable tool for making configuration changes to a Zabbix server, unless you have to do lots of modifications that are not made easier in the frontend with methods like mass update. While Zabbix 1.8 introduced API, as of this writing there are no complete tools that take advantage of it. Additionally, the Zabbix wiki at http://www.zabbix.com/wiki/ has various contributed templates available, as well as scripts to automatically generate XML configuration files. Let's look at how a simple roundtrip would work.

Exporting initial configuration

Before we can proceed, let's export the configuration file. In the frontend, open Configuration | Export/Import and make sure Custom Templates ...

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