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Mastering Zabbix - Second Edition by Andrea Dalle Vacche

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Monitoring Zabbix IPMI

Nowadays, you can quickly monitor the health and availability of you devices using IPMI. Definitely, the main requirement here is that your device supports Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI). IPMI is a hardware level specification that is software neutral, meaning it is not tied in any way with BIOS and operating systems. One interesting feature is that the IPMI interface can be available even when the system is in the powered-down state. This is possible because inside each IPMI-enabled device, there is a separate device that consumes less power, independent of any other board or software. Nowadays, IPMI is fully supported by most server vendors, and talking about servers, it is usually exposed by the management ...

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