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    ZABBIX Manual v1.4

    Review and Approval

    Name Signature Date

    For ZABBIX SIA:

    No part of this document may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, for any purpose, without the express written permission of ZABBIX SIA

    Copyright 2006 ZABBIX SIA, REGISTERED IN LATVIA NO: LV40003738045

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    Table of Contents

    Table of Contents

    1.ABOUT....................................................................................................................17

    1.1.Revision History...........................................................................................................17

    1.2.Conventions..................................................................................................................17

    1.3.Distribution list.............................................................................................................17

    1.4.Overview of ZABBIX.....................................................................................................181.4.1.What is ZABBIX? ............................................................................................18

    1.4.2.What does ZABBIX offer? ..............................................................................18

    1.4.3.Why use ZABBIX? ..........................................................................................19

    1.4.4.Users of ZABBIX .............................................................................................19

    1.5.Goals and Principles....................................................................................................191.5.1.Main Goals and Principles of ZABBIX Development .......................................19

    1.5.2.Main principles of ZABBIX development..........................................................19

    1.6.Use of ZABBIX..............................................................................................................201.6.1.Distributed monitoring......................................................................................20

    1.6.2.Auto-discovery.................................................................................................20

    1.6.3.Pro-active monitoring.......................................................................................20

    1.6.4.Monitoring of WEB applications.......................................................................20

    1.6.5.Performance monitoring .................................................................................20

    1.6.6.Alerting users ..................................................................................................20

    1.6.7.Monitoring of log files ......................................................................................20

    1.6.8.Integrity Checking ...........................................................................................21

    1.6.9.Logging services .............................................................................................21

    1.6.10.Capacity planning .........................................................................................21

    1.6.11.Assuring and monitoring of SLA ...................................................................21

    1.6.12.High level view of IT resources and services ................................................21

    1.6.13.Other .............................................................................................................22

    2.ZABBIX 1.4..............................................................................................................23

    2.1.Whats new in 1.4.........................................................................................................232.1.1.Auto-discovery.................................................................................................23

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    2.1.2.Distributed monitoring......................................................................................23

    2.1.3.WEB monitoring...............................................................................................23

    2.1.4.Installation Wizard...........................................................................................23

    2.1.5.Support of new database engines...................................................................23

    2.1.6.WEB interface improvements..........................................................................23

    2.1.7.New notification methods.................................................................................24

    2.1.8.Many-to-many template linkage.......................................................................24

    2.1.9.Database watchdog.........................................................................................24

    2.1.10.XML data import/export..................................................................................24

    2.1.11.Windows Vista Support..................................................................................24

    2.1.12.More flexible actions......................................................................................24

    2.1.13.Server-side external checks...........................................................................24

    2.1.14.New user permission schema........................................................................24

    2.1.15.Hysteresis support.........................................................................................24

    2.1.16.Slide show support.........................................................................................25

    2.1.17.ZABBIX server can spread the workload across several servers...................25

    2.1.18.Other improvements......................................................................................252.1.18.1.The same code for UNIX and Windows agents..........................................252.1.18.2.New communication protocol......................................................................252.1.18.3.Increased maximum size of background images........................................252.1.18.4.New default templates................................................................................252.1.18.5.Flexible refresh intervals.............................................................................252.1.18.6.Stacked graphs...........................................................................................252.1.18.7.More flexible log rotation.............................................................................252.1.18.8.Support of static linkage.............................................................................252.1.18.9.Colour selection for graphs.........................................................................262.1.18.10.Log filtering on agent side.........................................................................262.1.18.11.Improved configuration script....................................................................262.1.18.12.ZABBIX sender to read configuration parameter from agents configuration file.............................................................................................................................262.1.18.13.Support of macros in remote commands..................................................262.1.18.14.New configuration parameters..................................................................262.1.18.15.avg() will support integer type...................................................................262.1.18.16.An icon can be assigned to hosts having unknown status.......................26

    2.2.Whats no longer supported........................................................................................262.2.1.1.Repeated actions and notifications...............................................................262.2.1.2.Bulk loader was replaces by XML Data Import/Export..................................262.2.1.3.User permissions on per-element level.........................................................27

    2.3.Installation and Upgrade Notes...................................................................................272.3.1.Installation........................................................................................................27

    2.3.2.Version compatibility........................................................................................27

    2.3.3.Upgrade procedure..........................................................................................27

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    2.3.3.1.Stop ZABBIX server......................................................................................272.3.3.2.Backup existing ZABBIX database...............................................................272.3.3.3.Backup configuration files, PHP files and ZABBIX binaries..........................272.3.3.4.Install new server binaries.............................................................................272.3.3.5.Review Server configuration parameters......................................................282.3.3.6.Upgrade database........................................................................................282.3.3.7.Install new ZABBIX GUI................................................................................282.3.3.8.Start new ZABBIX binaries...........................................................................28

    2.4.Commercial support.....................................................................................................28

    3.INSTALLATION.........