Friday, May 8, 2020

Day 49: Playing with Zabbix

This article is part of The 100 Days Offensive. Go to Day 48 or Day 50.

Today QNAP surprised me with an email that they would love to provide me with a ready-to-run Zabbix Image for a VM on my storage. I did not decline...

I couldn't resist and played a bit with it. Zabbix is not the most intuitive monitoring solution for me. I threw it against the wall in frustration a few years ago, but now I am older and wiser. And the tutorials have become better as well.

Currently I'm most interested how my three ISPs are performing (Cable, DSL & LTE) so I set up a bit of monitoring.

I agree that it is not fair to plot a LTE connection vs. Cable and DSL, but it gives me quick overview. Next up is the integration of my Check Point Firewall into the Zabbix. Before you know it, I will be probably monitoring thousands of parameters. So perhaps the next step should be to make sure I have a working backup.

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