Sending data using zabbix_sender

Until here, you have seen how to implement external checks on both the server and agent side, moving the workload from the monitoring host to the monitored host. You can understand how both methods in the case of heavy and extensive monitoring are not the best approach, since we are thinking of placing Zabbix in a large environment. Most probably, it is better to have a server dedicated to all our checks and use those two functionalities for all the checks that are not widely run.

Zabbix provides utility designed to send data to the server. This utility is zabbix_sender, and with it, you can send item data to your server, using the items of a Zabbix trapper type.

To test the zabbix_sender utility, you simply add ...

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