Chapter 9. Extending Zabbix

Understanding the Zabbix monitoring protocol allows us to write scripts, agents, and custom probes. In other words, it allows us to freely extend Zabbix's monitoring capabilities by expanding its means to collect data.

When it comes to actually controlling and administrating its monitoring objects, though, the only point of access we have mentioned until now is the web frontend. Whether you need to add a user, change the sampling frequency of an item, or look at historical data, you always need to use the frontend as a user interface.

This is certainly a convenient solution for day-to-day activities, as all you need to have access to is a simple browser. The frontend itself is also quite powerful and flexible, as you ...

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