Zabbix: State-of-the-art network monitoring

Wednesday, 14 March 2007, 2:23 PM EST

I have used BigBrother and Nagios for a long time to troubleshoot network problems, and I was happy with them - until Zabbix came along. Zabbix is an enterprise-class open source distributed monitoring solution for servers, network services, and network devices. It's easier to use and provides more functionality than Nagios or BigBrother.

Zabbix is a server-agent type of monitoring software, meaning you have a Zabbix server where all gathered data is collected, and a Zabbix agent running on each host. Note that you can have more than one Zabbix server installed, but you cannot consolidate data from multiple servers in one single central server.

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