Master Network Monitoring using Packt's new book on Zabbix 1.8

Zabbix is an enterprise class open source network and system monitoring software. Readers of this book will learn to manage,maintain and monitor their network hardware, servers and web performance optimally.

Online PR News – 28-April-2010 – – Zabbix 1.8 Network Monitoring, a new book from Packt, is a practical guide that will help users monitor network hardware, servers, and web performance efficiently using Zabbix. Written by Zabbix system analytic, Rihards Olups, this book offers readers the insight needed to exploit the versatility of Zabbix as an IT monitoring suite.

Zabbix is a network management system application designed to monitor network services, servers, and other network hardware. It can be installed on UNIX and Windows and includes support for monitoring via SNMP, TCP and ICMP checks, IPMI and custom parameters.

Zabbix 1.8 is versatile network monitoring agent, but getting started with the new concepts can be time consuming. However, this book will guide readers through the common tasks in an easy and step by step manner, from setting up Zabbix on devices including Linux and Windows machines; to more advanced topics like defining and acting upon conditions – temperature being too high or service being down, notifying user by email, SMS, or restarting service.

Administrators will learn to monitor servers that run on various Unix-like platforms including Linux, AIX, FreeBSD and OpenBSD. They will also understand how to convert the gathered data into graphs, pie charts, network maps and other elements. In addition to this they will also learn to monitor SNMP (v1, 2, and3) and IPMI devices, use templates to simplify Zabbix configuration as well as monitor networks by creating reports and charts using built-in reporting facilities.

With easy step-by-step instructions and real world examples, new and advanced Zabbix users will find this book useful. With exact commands provided in this book, administrators and in-house IT infrastructure managers will learn to monitor network hardware, servers, and web performance. The book is out now and is available from Packt. For more information, please visit