Monitor your network's hardware, servers, and
web performance effectively and efficiently
BIRMINGHAM - MUMBAI
Zabbix 1.8 Network Monitoring
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About the Author
Rihards Olups has over 10 years of experience in IT. He has had a chance to work with various systems, and most of that time has been spent with opensource solutions. Exposure to Zabbix, one of the leading open source enterprise class monitoring solutions, was with the first public releases more than nine years ago, which has allowed to gain practical knowledge on the subject.
Previously employed by a government agency, Rihards was mostly involved in open source software deployments ranging from server to desktop grade software, with a bigemphasis on Zabbix. More recently the author has joined Zabbix SIA, the company behind the software that this book is about, which has allowed him to gain even more experience with the subject.
Huge thanks to my mother, grandmother, and brother for being there, and to my Bumblebee for enduring through the process of writing the book.
Of course, thanks to the whole Zabbix team and community—therewould be no subject of this book without them. Special kudos go to Alexei, who started this whole thing called Zabbix.
Thanks to the Packt team for their persistence and patience—it surely was hard to work with a chaotic person like me.
About the Reviewers
Kris Buytaert is a long time Linux and Open Source Consultant working on Linux and open source projects in Belgium, Europe, and the rest ofthe universe. He is currently working for Inuits.
Kris is the co-author of Virtualization with Xen, used to be the maintainer of the openMosix HOWTO, and is the author of different technical publications. He is
a frequent speaker at different international conferences.
He spends most of his time working on Linux Clustering (both High Availability, Scalability, and HPC), Virtualization, and LargeInfrastructure Management projects hence trying to build infrastructures that can survive the 10th floor test, better known today as "the cloud".
His blog titled "Everything is a Freaking DNS Problem" can be found at
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